Reading leads us to other worlds, worlds we might never live in but have beautify stories, wonderful people and ideas to explore. Reading let us to think, experience and discover the world. There is no doubt that a reader leads to a thinker and a leader later.At the age of 9-12, there are a lot of free time, it's a great opportunity to introduce good books. The followings are award winning books worth reading.
Bridge to Terabithiaby Katherine Paterson (Borrow | Buy)
The biggest tragedy is destroying a beautiful thing in front of you! Lovely sweet little girl named Leslie who is candid, kind and full of amazing stories just passed by Jess's life briefly but made him remember her for his life time. It's a book about characters and friendship.
Bridge to Terabithia (DVD 2007) (Borrow) The story is turned in to a Disney movie in 2007.
Louis Sarchar wrote many good books but this is best one. This is a story about a boy called Stanley, who is accused of stealing Clyde Livingston, a baseball player’s shoes. He was brought to trial and was declared guilty. The judge presented him two options, one to go to prison, two to go to Camp Green Lake. Stanley chose to go to Camp Green Lake.
The trip to Camp Green Lake took eight hours. When he arrived, he met one of the camp counselors, Mr.Sir. Mr.Sir told him to grab a shovel and start digging a hole. He also meet the group D boys. One of them was named Zero. In the first couple of days, he found a heart shaped tube that had the initials K B on it. After a couple of weeks of digging, Zero ran away. Then eventually, Stanley went to go after Zero. When he met Zero, they decided to go to the thumb in the distance. When they reached there, there was water. They both drank a lot of it. Then they decided to go back to Camp Green Lake. They waited in a hole until it was dark. Then they grabbed a shovel and dug where Stanley found a golden tube and then they found a suitcase. The next day, Stanley’s lawyer came. The Warden of Camp Green Lake said that they stole the suitcase out of her cabin. The lawyer picked up the suitcase and asked why Stanley’s name was on it. The Lawyer said that Stanley was going back to the city. Stanley asked if they could take Zero with him. The Lawyer asked for Zero’s files. They couldn’t find it. So, Zero and Stanley out of Camp Green Lake and live a good life based on the fortune from the suitcase and Stanley's dad's invention to prevent feet odor.
This is a well written story connecting the past and the current people and places. The story turns in to a movie(Hole on YouTube) in 2003.