[DWJ] Open to suggestions

Ulrika Isacsson miri at home.se
Mon Oct 31 03:24:45 EST 2005

Robyn Starkey wrote:

> Hi All
> I'm teaching literature for young children again in winter semester, 
> and I thought I would call for book nominations again. Two specific 
> questions: which dwj should I do (bearing in mind the focus is readers 
> 8 and under); and have you read any new books for this age group 
> (picture books or chapter books) that you thought were fabulous? I'm 
> going to do heaps of fairy tales because that's what my 5 year old is 
> obsessed with at the moment, and yes I am going to do Charlie and the 
> Chocolate Factory as my book plus film option.
> Robyn
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I'm not sure of how new they are, (and it is possible that I heard of 
them here first anyway) but Holly Black and Tony Di Terlizzi writes a 
series of chapter books that is quite fun. The Spiderwick chronicles. I 
have found three or four so far at the library and I try to remember 
checking for more when I'm there. Plot outline: Three children and their 
mother move to old family home and find fairies. The children, not the 

I don't remember which dwj you did last time, but if it wasn't Dogsbody 
I recommend that.


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