The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books:
The Bulletin Dozen
Bulletin Dozen is a monthly theme-based list of titles . Since we're
awfully fond of bakers here at the Bulletin, we thought we'd adopt their
philosophy of generosity and throw in an extra one or two when we have them to
New This January: Four-Hankie Reads
Sometimes the best reading experience is a liquid one, and many young
readers are susceptible to the charms of a good cry. There are some
famous tearjerkers, but we've concentrated here on more recent books (all
recommended in The Bulletin), perhaps even books more famed for other
qualities. The titles listed here vary in approach, age level, and
sophistication, and they will not all appeal to the same readers. All,
however, are of the onion family; kids whose literary encomium is "It was
so sad!" will find pleasantly sorrowful prospects here.
--Deborah Stevenson, Assistant Editor
- Bohlmeijer, Arno. Something Very Sorry.
- Conly, Jane Leslie. Trout Summer.
- Hill, David. See Ya, Simon.
- Johnson, Angela. Toning the Sweep.
- McDaniel, Lurlene. Baby Alicia Is Dying.
- Mori, Kyoko. Shizuko's Daughter
- Murphy, Claire Rudolf. Gold Star Sister.
- Park, Barbara. Mick Harte Was Here.
- Paterson, Katherine. Bridge To Terabithia.
- Polikoff, Barbara. Life's a Funny Proposition, Horatio.
- Rodowsky, Colby. Remembering Mog.
- Rylant, Cynthia. Missing May.
- Stevens, Diane. Liza's Blue Moon.
- Wilhelm, Hans. I'll Always Love You.
- Williams, Carol Lynn. Kelly and Me.
This page was last updated January 1, 1997