Cindy Hudson Talks About Books for Two Generations of Readers

Today you’ll find me guest posting on author Kristin O’Donnell Tubb’s blog. I wrote an essay for Kristin about the need for books that can be read and enjoyed by two generations of readers. When you choose to read books in your mother-daughter book club that appeal to two generations, it means your moms don’t have to resign themselves to reading something they’re not at all interested in, and your girls don’t have to feel pressured to read something their moms think would be good for them. Click on over to read the essay.

Kristin is the author of Autumn Winifred Oliver Does Things Different, one of the good books for moms and daughters that came out in 2009. Click here to read the review I posted of it earlier. Over the years my daughters and I have had so much enjoyment out of reading books together for our book clubs and on our own. Here are some of our favorites:

7 and 8 year olds

Charlotte’s Web—E. B. White

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing—Judy Blume

The Year of Miss Agnes—Kirkpatrick Hill

9 and 10 year olds

Because of Winn-Dixie—Kate DiCamillo

Matilda—Roald Dahl

The Hermit Thrush Sings—Susan Butler

11 through 13 year olds

Al Capone Does My Shirts—Gennifer Choldenko

A Year Down Yonder—Richard Peck

Framed—Frank Cottrell Boyce

14+ year olds

A Northern Light—Jennifer Donnelly

The Book Thief—Markus Zusak

Stargirl—Jerry Spinelli

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