Delightful Books part 2

The Weather Outside is Frightful…But the Books are So Delightful! (Part Two)

from our friends at the Perth and District Union Library

In part one of this blog entry, we looked at recommended reads for young children.

Not to be forgotten, the older children and young adults in your life might want to pick up the following for some good winter evening reads (available at or through your library, of course).


For ages 9-12…

Mountain dog by Margarita Engle 


When his mother is sent to jail in Los Angeles, eleven-year-old Tony goes to live with his forest ranger great-uncle in the Sierra Nevada Mountains where Tony experiences unconditional love for the first time through his friendship with a rescue dog.


Everything dogs by Rebecca Baines (a National Geographic book)


Kids will learn all about the characteristics that define dogs such as their daily lives, different breeds and much much more.


Frankenstein’s’ dog (Goosebumps Most Wanted # 4)


For scary story fans – Visiting an uncle rumoured to have the same madness as their ancestor Victor Frankenstein, Kat discovers that he is a scientist interested in building robots before a lab accident involving a fluffy dog triggers strange events.



For Teens…

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell


Voted the best Young Adult book on Goodreads, this is the tale of two star-crossed misfits set over the course of one school year in 1986.


The 5th wave by Richard Yancey


Cassie Sullivan, the survivor of an alien invasion, must rescue her young brother from the enemy with help from a boy who may be one of them.


The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak


If you haven’t read the book yet (the movie has been out for a couple of months now), check this powerful story about a girl who saves books from being burned by Nazis.