When One Book Leads to Another…
Every once in a while, a new book leads to an old book. Or vice versa (which, in this case, means an old book leads to a new one.)
The Children’s Room has quite a few books that have links to others. If any of these are a book you enjoy, why not take a look at the one it inspired, mentioned or was visited by another book’s character?
Here are a few examples:
We also have a new book about an old character, Ruby Redfort. Ruby is the spy that Clarice Bean is always reading about in her books. It seems the author, Lauren Child
, had so many requests for the stories that Clarice was reading that she had to go ahead and write them down. Now you can ask yourself, “What would Ruby Redfort do?”
A terrific book on the list of nominees for the Massachusetts Children’s Book Award is Because of Mr. Terupt
by Rob Buyea. The sequel, Mr. Terupt Falls Again
, has his now sixth-graders reading lots of classic books including The Westing Game
by Ellen Raskin, The Whipping Boy
by Sid Fleischman and Wringer
by Jerry Spinelli. It’s also pretty cool how the students talk about The Westing Gam
e without giving away the mystery!
If you’re still reading from the Picture Book and Easy Reader sections, do not despair! There are plenty of authors waiting to help you find old friends in new books.
Who will YOU find?