by Sally Grindley
friendship ... authorship ... humor ... letters/journal
When nine-year-old Max writes a fan letter to his favorite author, Max has no idea what's in store for him. Told through hilariously illustrated letters and postcards, this book tells the story of an unlikely friendship.
sequel: Bravo, Max!
My America Series (age 7-10)|
letters/journal ... historical
Girls and boys growing up during exciting moments in America's history tell their stories.
title: Our Strange New Land by Patricia Hermes F HER
title: My Brother's Keeper: Virginia's Civil War Diary by Mary Pope Osborne F OSB
title: Westward to Home: Joshuas Journal by Patricia Hermes F HER
title: As Far As I Can See by Kate McMullan F MCM
title: Five Smooth Stones: Hope's Diary by Kristiana Gregory F GRE
title: Home at Last by Kathryn Lasky F LAS
title: Hope In My Heart by Kathryn Lasky F LAS
title: The Starving Time by Patricia Hermes F HER
title: Freedom's Wings by Sharon Dennis Wyeth F WYE
by Ann Whitehead Nagda
letters/journal ... realistic ... friendship
Jenny is initially discouraged when her second grade pen pal turns out to be a new student from Saudi Arabia who does not speak English very well, but as she works with her they slowly develop a true friendship.