Book Lovers Marooned

Book videos.  Streamed readings.  How-to draw and more.  The children’s book community is coming out with some pretty amazing things to reach out to young readers who are missing school and no doubt more than a little worried.

I’m going to be writing a series of posts on my Facebook author page – “Dear Book Lovers Marooned.”  I’ll be discussing favorite books, reading and learning.  Here is my first post which you can find on Facebook.

SueBE here. If you don’t know me, I am a nonfiction writer for children and teens. I love reading and writing and helping people find great books.

We are living in a strange world, one we never would have predicted this time last year. With so many young readers home from school, I’m going to be writing a series of posts with them mind. Please share as you see fit.

If any young readers, or adult readers for that matter, contact me with a question or discussion point, I will write about it in my next post. You can comment, message me or e-mail me (

I’ve been thinking a lot about one of my favorite children’s books – The Boxcar Children. I don’t even know how many times I read this book. I checked it out regularly when I was in fifth grade.

That was the year students from my school were bussed across the district. Instead of walking to school, I was bussed across town. It felt like I was heading to the other side of the world. In reality, it was about 20 minutes from home. A lot of families moved away instead of letting their children be bussed. Life felt out of control and strange.

Maybe that’s why I latched onto the Boxcar Children. If you haven’t read it, it is a book about four kids who built a life for themselves in an abandoned train car. They were brave and ingenious and they took care of each other.

What books do you recommend to lift each other up?


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