July Staff Picks feature some of our favourite children’s books because Summer brings out the kid in all of us. Right?
Cindy’s Pick: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle
Cindy says: “A young girl, her brother, and a friend set out on a fantastic journey with a mysterious stranger in search of her missing father. Science fiction and fantasy combine to bring the reader into the tesseract concept (a wrinkle in time) and a journey filled with danger, adventure and choices that will ultimately affect not only their lives but the whole universe. Winner of the 1963 Newbery Medal, this is the first book the “Time Quintet”. Suggested reading age: 12 and up.”
Carolyn’s Pick: Raiders from the Sea by Lois Walfrid Johnson
Carolyn says: “Lois Walfrid Johnson was one of my favourite authors as I was growing up, and all of her books have remained solidly on my “keeper” shelf since then. This book is the first in her Viking Quest series, which follows the story of a young Irish girl and her brother who are captured by Vikings in the late 10th century. The book is full of adventure, history, and an authentic, non-moralistic engagement with what Christian faith might look like in difficult circumstances. Reading level: Ages 10 and up (probably younger if parent is reading to child).