My family has a few truly grand traditions on Christmas Eve: a candlelight service at church, followed by bowling at the bowling alley(hiked-up pants and garish Christmas socks mandatory), breakfast for dinner, and reading The Tale of Three Trees: A Traditional Folktale. I first heard this magical story of three trees dreaming of what they want to be when they grow up at summer camp, and it soon became a Christmas tradition in my family.
Who hasn’t from their elementary school to middle school career picked up a Judy Blume book at least once? Or had their teacher read it to the class. My 4th grade class was a very strict, almost evil teacher, but she did do one thing that I found to show a side that wasn’t angry: [...]
Just in the last year a kid’s movie was made featuring the teen mystery solver. Hot off the heels of Veronica Mars’ success it would seem that Simon & Schuster are looking to revive interest in this independent young lady.
A very long series originally penned by Ann M. Martin (the first 35 books anyway) lasted 14 years, much longer than average reading span than that of it’s target age group. I believe I got started in on the series around #12, found myself going back to the first book and catching up.
The Little House series was wildly popular with little girls and even more so when the television production of the Little House on the Prairie was introduced. It also made the Prairie book the most recognizable in the series.