From picture books to chapter books, YA fiction and nonfiction, Nancy Pearl has developed more thematic lists of enjoy. The Book Lust audience is committed reading, here a smart entertaining tool for picking the best kids. Divided into three sections—Easy Books, Middle-Grade Readers, Young Adult—Nancy makes wonderful reading connections by theme, setting, voice, ideas. For horse lovers, she reminds us mainstays in category (Black Beauty, Misty Chincoteague, etc.) but then creative twist connects Mr. Revere I list. In list called Chapter One, answers proverbial question: which chapters are most compelling kids who now ready move beyond books. And says aren’t deep? Recommended Folk Tales sort out many life’s dilemmas issues good bad; selection on Death Dying introduces this topic with sensitivity; You’ve Got Friend offers up early readers that show complexities pleasures relating others. Parents, teachers, librarians often puzzled unending choices material young people. It starts when toddler doesn’t end until high-school graduation. What’s good, what’s trash, going hold their interest? Pearl, America’s favorite librarian, points way Crush.