These titles aimed at ages 8-12 are Jenny's 2012 picks for Twenty by Jenny.
1
Unusual Creatures
Young animal lovers and science fans will glom onto this paper-over-board information book, ... read more
2
Little White Duck: A Childhood in China
This extraordinary memoir offers readers a close-up picture of life in 1970s China.Called ... read more
3
Chuck Close: Face Book
Chuck Close's honest, personal memoir about his life and work makes an ideal ... read more
4
Splendors and Glooms
Laura Amy Schlitz turns from the airy Medieval town of her Newbery Medal–winning ... read more
5
On the Day I Died
"The best ghost stories... should always include a kernel of truth," says Candace ... read more
6
Summer of the Gypsy Moths
Sara Pennypacker's (the Clementine series) moving story of a pivotal summer on Cape ... read more
7
The False Prince
This first book in the Ascendance Trilogy begins at a breakneck pace--nearly literally ... read more
8
Tua and the Elephant
With this enchanting first novel, R.P. Harris plunges readers into Chiang Mai, Thailand, ... read more
9
Horten's Miraculous Mechanisms
Lissa Evans (Their Finest Hour and a Half) combines mystery, comedy and a ... read more
10
Wonder
This extraordinary book makes you see the world differently. R.J. Palacio’s debut novel, ... read more
11
Dead End in Norvelt
Jack Gantos’s (Joey Pigza Loses Control) Newbery-winning novel, both humorous and heartwarming, introduces ... read more
12
The Cabinet of Earths
This debut novel of intrigue, family betrayal and an unsolved case of missing ... read more
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