The booksellers tackle a question about great books for younger readers when the instagram handle courtpilling asked for "Middle Grade historical fiction set in 1700s-1800s". Kari started us off with The Birchbark House by Louise Erdrich, Allie wants everyone to read Running Out of Time by Margaret Peterson Haddix, Lisa remembered two classics by Robert Lawson - Mr. Revere and I and Ben and Me. Emma brought us to Philadelphia with Fever 1793 by Laurie Anderson and Sam finished the list with Prairie Lotus by Linda Sue Park.
Welcome to Shelf Help a podcast where booksellers help you answer one of life's trickier - and we’d argue extremely important - questions: what should you read next? If you've got a reading dilemma, you can email us a question or voice memo at firstname.lastname@example.org. We're here to help your shelves.
Shelf Help is a collaboration between the Book Jam, a nonprofit designed to inspire readers; CATV Upper Valley media community; three Upper Valley bookstores: Yankee Bookshop in Woodstock, VT; the Norwich Bookstore in Norwich, VT; and Still North Books & Bar in Hanover, NH.