BookMark: The Penderwicks: a Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits and a Very Interesting Boy by Jeanne Birdsall, published by Alfred A. Knopf, 2005 and The Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs

December 14, 2005

If you're looking for holiday gift ideas for a youthful avid reader -- say, age 8 to 12 -- Steven Herb has a couple of books to recommend. Both are being considered for the John Newbery Medal, the oldest children's book prize in the world.