Gillian’s Recommendations

2013 LINKS Preschool Book List (24 items)

The moon over StarBy Aston, Dianna Hutts
On her family's farm in the town of Star, eight-year-old Mae eagerly follows the progress of the 1969 Apollo 11 flight and moon landing and dreams that she might one day be an astronaut, too.
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The Magicians

The magicians : a novelBy Grossman, Lev
I'd describe The Magicians as "Harry Potter: The College Years," but that makes it sound more wholesome than it actually is. The Magicians are a crew of hard-drinking, sarcastic, self-absorbed 20-somethings who happen to be able to do magic. Their evolving friendships and poor choices in sexual partners are frustratingly relatable for anyone whose young adulthood was less than pristine.... Read more
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UprootedBy Novik, Naomi
For fans of the fantasy genre, this novel has everything you could want--royal intrigue, epic battles, wizards fighting evil, and a dash of romance. Naomi Novik adds incredible depth and history to the world she creates, weaving together real slavic legends like Baba Jaga with the imagined folklore of the world to create a story that feels as solid and rich as a Grimm fairytale.
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