Thursday, August 11, 2011

6 Epistolary Books for Kids

Dear Mrs. Larue: Letters from Obedience SchoolDear Mrs. LaRue by Mark Teague
The family dog writes home from obedience school but exaggerates about how he's being treated. Humorous illustrations reveal the truth.
Regarding the Fountain: A Tale, in Letters, of Liars and LeaksRegarding the Fountain by Kate and M. Sarah Klise
Sixth graders at Dry Creek Middle School correspond with a wacky artist who will design their school's new fountain.
Dear Mr. Henshaw (Leigh Botts, #1)Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary
Leigh Botts deals with his parents' divorce by writing to his favorite author, Mr. Henshaw.
The Jolly Postman: Or Other People's LettersThe Jolly Postman by Janet and Allan Ahlberg
A postman delivers the mail to fairy tale characters.
Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That TypeClick Clack Moo by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin
A demanding group of farm animals uses a typewriter to negotiate with their farmer.
Letters from RifkaLetters from Rifka by Karen Hesse
A young girl named Rifka chronicles her family's escape from 1919 Russia.

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