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The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books:
The Bulletin Dozen


The 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 offer. Please feel free to copy, download, or link to these lists. We ask only that you cite the source.

Kids on Their Own

Call 'em survival stories, robinsonnades (after Robinson Crusoe, the daddy of them all), or whatever you will, stories about kids eking out an existence for themselves in strange surroundings can make for compulsive reading. Some of the books here are light-hearted, some are grim; some of the settings are urban, some wilderness; some of the protagonists are female and some male. In all, however, young people display ingenuity and responsibility, rising to the challenges of the situation in a way that many readers find irresistible.


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