OT: 2 off-topic requests for book ideas

Ika blake at gaudaprime.co.uk
Tue Sep 21 13:11:23 EDT 2004

Deborah asked:

> Requestor 1 would like suggestions of books that will interest older
> kids (middle school; that's 10-14 for you furriners) who have a poor
> reading levels (K-4; that's ages 5-90.  i'm afraid that without expert
> help she might turn to the dreaded publisher's specialised anthology.

I mentioned Jacqueline Wilson in my last post, which reminded me that she
might be good for this 'Hi-Lo' group: I'm not an expert but I think she
would be readable for people with low reading ages. Her protagonists are
in the 10-15 age range, and her books (which are wildly popular in the UK,
but I don't know how well they travel, as they're loaded with UK cultural
references) deal with 'relationships/ friendships' as well as various
Issues, though usually not in an annoying This Is A Book About An Issue

Love, Ika

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