December 2022 Young Friends Bookshelf

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Young Friends Bookshelf

In order to include reviews of books for all ages and to introduce some new authors and illustrators, we seldom review the same authors or illustrators repeatedly. So if, for example, your child enjoyed Daniel’s Good Day by Micha Archer (reviewed in FJ May 2020), you may also enjoy her earlier book Daniel Finds a Poem. Another example would be A Map into the World by Kao Kalia Yang, reviewed in that same column. Since then Yang has written The Most Beautiful Thing and From the Tops of the Trees. So if a child in your life enjoys a book we reviewed, I suggest you consider the other books that author or illustrator has created. I would also recommend checking past reviews in the Friends Journal archives, as many of the older books are still available and may even be reduced in price. They probably are also available at a library near you. Even if you read the original column as a parent or grandparent of a newborn, you probably took little notice of a book that a child might love five or six years later. —Eileen Redden, young Friends book review editor,

Ages 3–5

Ages 3–7

Ages 4–8

Ages 4–10

Ages 5–7

Ages 7–10

Ages 9–12

Ages 10–12

Ages 12 and up

Eileen Redden

Eileen Redden is the young Friends book review editor for Friends Journal. She worships with the Lewes Worship Group in Lewes, Del. Contact her at

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