Like This Picture Book? We Recommend Books for Older Readers!

If You Like The Dot by Peter H. Rey

Try My Name Is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok

My Name Is Asher LevAsher Lev possesses a gift for painting, a gift that his father, an Orthodox Jew, believes demonic. But even though his art hurts the ones he loves the most, Asher cannot give it up.  My Name Is Asher Lev follows his struggle to find his place within the Jewish community while remaining true to his artistic vision.

If You Like The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

Try Bleak House by Charles Dickens

Bleak HouseWhen Mr. Jarndyce invites two of his relatives, Ada and Richard, to live with him as his wards, he hopes to protect them from the family court case that has sapped the life and the strength from so many before them.  Esther Summerson, orphaned at birth, also comes to live with them, provided for by Mr. Jarndyce’s great charity.  But when the secret of her past begins to come to light, one woman’s mistake will have unforeseen consequences for many different lives.

If You Like Corduroy by Don Freeman

Try A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett

A Little PrincessSeven-year-old Sara Crewe arrives at Miss Minchin’s London boarding school for girls as if she is a little princess.  Her doting father denies her nothing and she enjoys a lavish wardrobe, an expensive doll, and a room all to herself.  Then disaster strikes and Sara finds herself alone and penniless.  Does she have the moral fortitude to act like a true princess?

If You Like If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff

Try A Tangled Web by L. M. Montgomery

tangled-webWhen Aunt Becky announces she is dying and she will leave the heirloom Dark family jug to the person who exhibits worthiness over the course of the following year, the members of the clan begin to radically change their lives.  The stories of several characters intersect, influencing each other in unexpected ways as each person strives to deserve the jug.

If You Like Julia’s House for Lost Creatures by Ben Hatke

Try Castle Hangnail by Ursula Vernon

Castle HangnailThe minions of Castle Hangnail need a new Master in residence or the Board will decommission them and the minions will have to find a new home.  But when Molly shows up on the doorstep, the minions are not so sure things will work out.  Molly, after all, is only twelve-years-old and hardly seems like a Wicked Witch.  In fact, she seems like rather a polite witch.  But the minions need someone to be Master and so they are willing to give Molly a chance.  But she has secrets that might ruin them all.

If You Like Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson

Try The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson

Rithmatist Brandon Sanderson reviewIn Joel’s world, students train as Rithmatists–people who can make chalk drawings come alive to fight the wild chalklings that threaten their society.  But because he was not chosen to be a Rithmatist, Joel spends his days studying Rithmatic theory and old Rithmatist duels.  Then Rithmatist students begin disappearing and Joel finds himself assisting the professor determined to find the perpetrator.  But with no Rithmatic powers himself, how can Joel hope to win a fight drawn in 2D?

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12 thoughts on “Like This Picture Book? We Recommend Books for Older Readers!

  1. Lori says:

    This is such a fun post! The Giving Tree and Corduroy are 2 of my favorites. I guess I need to read Bleak House and A Little Princess. 🙂 I actually loved the A Little Princess movie as a child!


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