Tag Archives: loyalty

The Green Ember

by S. D. Smith

Unconditional Recommendation: Two young brother and sister rabbits are forced to flee their home and find their place in the wider world of creatures at war and endeavoring to regain a better world.

Age: Middle Grade
Series: The Green Ember, Book 1 of 4
Pages: 365
Published: 2014

Genre: Fantasy, Animal

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I Will Always Write Back

by Caitlin Alifirenka, Martin Ganda, with Liz Welch

Conditional Recommendation: A young American girl and a young Zimbabwean boy become pen pals and build a friendship through letters that changes both of their lives for the better.

Age: Young Adult
Series: Stand Alone
Pages: 392
Published: 2015
Genre: Memoir

Awards: The Magnolia Award for 9-12 (2017), Rebecca Caudill Young Readers’ Book Award (2018)

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Warriors: Into the Wild (The Prophecies Begin #1)

by Erin Hunter

Conditional Recommendation: A house cat joins a clan of wild cats and becomes a part of their traditions, opposing threats from neighboring clans, and their battle for survival.

Age: Middle Grade
Series: Warriors: The Prophecies Begin, Book One
Pages: 272
Published: 2003

Genre: Fantasy, Adventure

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The Icebound Land (Ranger’s Apprentice #3)

by John Flanagan

Conditional Recommendation: While Will and Evanlyn try to survive and escape captivity from the Skandians, Halt and Horace battle knight after knight in their efforts to reach Skandia and rescue Will.

Age: Young Adult
Series: Ranger’s Apprentice, Book Three
Pages: 266
Published: 2007

Genre: Adventure, Fantasy

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