V.I.B. Picks for Kids (very impressive book)
Every now and then we encounter a new children's book or series that we’re so excited about we want to broadcast it from the rooftop. We've created the Tattered Cover Kids' V.I.B. (Very Impressive Book) to highlight real stand-outs among the many delightful and meaningful new editions for young readers.
Our latest selection for this honor is:
by Sharon Cameron
Every 12 years, all memories are erased -- both good and bad. Except for Nadia's. And, she must keep this a secret.
The book opens with the spectacular irony of sparseness, as if we were awakening after a Forgetting. We're then pulled expertly along into a vividly-described world with urgency as Nadia pieces together the clues she discovers.
With bravery, courage, and a stand-up-for-what's-right attitude, quiet Nadia is forced to examine herself -- where she's been, where she wants to be and how exactly she'll get there.
This books makes you question the importance of memories, the significance of family and love, and the gravity of authority.
Join Nadia on her journey of self-discovery while entrenched in the deliberately-paced, engrossing and thrilling world of The Forgetting. You won't be able to put this one down. -Kristen Gilligan
Purchase this book and previous Kids' V.I.B. selections below:
Everyone seems to have heard of the boy in the bubble -- the boy who was allergic to everything. Well, meet Madeline Whittier -- a 17 year old who is confined to her hermetically sealed house, tended to by her physician mother and companion nurse Carla. Maddie takes online classes and reads brand new, sanitized books (second-hand books are full of other people's germs). She and her mother are best friends, playing phonetic Scrabble and honor Pictionary, watching movies and telling each other everything.
That is how life has been for as long as she remembers, and Maddie figures that's how it will be for the foreseeable future. Enter the family who moves in next door: a father who seems to be 'way too fond of the bottle', a meek mother, a young girl and a -- whoa!, absolutely gorgeous guy who looks about Maddie's age. Hmmmm!
This fabulous book catches you from the very beginning, and you'll be sorry when it ends. Just when you think all the books about sick teens have been written, you get surprised -- over and over again. Really surprised! What a treat! I LOVED this one!!! -- Jocelyn, Children's bookselling specialist