Wednesday, April 11, 2012

J- Julia Gillian

Julia Gillian (and The Art Of Knowing) J- Julia Gillian. Julia Gillian is a wonderful middle-grade series.  Julia is quirky and fun. She keeps a list of things she's skilled at and she works on adding to this list.  She makes paper mache masks. She is a dog person. Her life and concerns as she goes from 4th grader to 6th grader are very real. Julia's life and adventures take place in the Uptown area of Minneapolis and there are wonderful details about the neighborhood in these books.

What are you skilled at? Are you a dog person or a cat person?


Mary Aalgaard, Play off the Page said...

That would be a good one to give to kids who are from Minnesota, especially Minneapolis. It's fun to read about a place you know.

Play off the Page

Tim Riley said...

Oh man, I used to live in Uptown. My girls will love this-thanks!

Marquita Hockaday said...

What a cute series! I am going to look into that. I am a def. a dog person--all the way! My poor lil' doggy just had surgery and is wearing a's so sad :(

A.D. Duling said...

Hi Carrie,

I just love your blog and love the share of books! I am a new Kindle owner and have gotten one for my kiddo's to share. These are wonderful suggestions. I like you blog so much, I had to include you in today's A.D.'s FAV 5 of the A to Z Challenge!