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 (suebradfordedwards@yahoo.com).

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?

–SueBE

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