A few read-alouds the boys have enjoyed--
(two good stories involving baseball, both dealing a bit with World War II--what boy wouldn't love that?) ;o)
(this one is probably Emmett's favorites--all about the animals that live on a farm and their very realistic personality quirks)
(I adore the artwork in this one, done on "scratchboard" and so vivid)
And something for me:
This book came out in 2006, making it by no means new, but it was new to me. What a story! I think if you are someone who has dealt firsthand with grief in your life this would be a really hard read. It is the kind of book you need to keep some tissues handy. I'm sad that this author has written no other books, because truly, when I finished it I wanted to read it all over again, and there aren't a whole lot of books that bring out that kind of response in me! All that to say, I highly recommend it!