Good Old Fashioned Fiction

The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall is a great trip back to the past of children’s literature, and a perfect family read-aloud. It is the story of four sisters and their dog Hound, who have funny, innocent adventures on their summer vacation. The book is also a nominee for the National Book Award in Young People’s and it definitely has my vote!

Other wonderful kid adventures would include the Swallows and Amazons series by Arthur Ransome, and Carol Brink’s Caddie Woodlawn and Baby Island.