Ada, Alma Flor. Dear Peter Rabbit
Characters from classic tales exchange letters.
Ahlberg, Janet. The Jolly Postman
or Other People's Letters
A postman delivers different varieties of mail to fairytale
characters and folks from the world of Mother Goose.
Caseley, Judith. Dear Annie
Grandfather writes to and exchanges with letters Annie.
Henkes, Kevin. Lilly's
Purple Plastic Purse.
A beloved teacher leaves Lilly an important note.
James, Simon. Dear Mr.
Emily and her teacher exchange letters about a whale.
Lomonaco, Palmyra. Night
Lily records observations about the plants and insects in her
Nixon, Joan Lowry. If Your
Were A Writer.
Melia wants to be a writer like her mother.
Schotter, Roni. Nothing Ever
Happens on 90th Street.
Eva is assigned to write about her home and finds unexpected
Seuss, Dr. (Theodore Giesel).
My Book About Me.
A series of prompts the reader fills in with personal information.
Spurr, Elizabeth. The
Long, Long Letter.
Aunt Hetta receives a long letter from her sister--so long it
takes 1000 stamps to mail.
Stewart, Sarah. The Gardener.
Lydia recounts her visit to the city in a series of letters home.
Williams, Vera. Stringbean's
Trip to the Shining Sea.
Driving from Kansas to California, Stringbean records the sights
CHAPTER BOOKS FEATURING WRITERS (Ages 8-12)
Clearly, Beverly. Muggie
Maggie's third grade class is learning cursive, but Maggie is not
Cushman, Karen. Catherine,
Set in the medieval period, Catherine's journal details many
amusing insights and predicaments.
Danziger, Paula and Ann Martin. P.S. Longer Letter Later.
-----. Snail Mail No
This pair of books follows the friendship of two middle school
aged girls. The first book uses letters, the second email
Dear America Series.
A series of fictionalized diaries written by various authors
reimagines aspects of American History through the eyes of
young female protagonists. Uneven in quality, each volume
needs to be considered independently.
Degross, Monalisa. Donavan's
Third grader Donovan doesn't collect bugs or baseball cards, he
specializes in words!
Duffey Betsy. Utterly
Yours, Booker Jones.
Family problems frustrate 12-year-old Booker's aspirations to
become a writer.
Hesse, Karen. Out of the Dust.
Billie Jo tells her story of life during the Depression on an
Oklahoma farm through poetry.
Hyatt, Paticia Rusch.
Coast to Coast With Alice.
In an imagined diary, the protagonist accompanies Alice Ramsey as
she drives from coast to coast to become the first woman driver to
complete such a journey.
Moss Marissa. Amelia's Notebook.
(and various sequels)
Amelia writes and draws her feelings about school and friends in
her black and white notebook.
Myers, Walter Dean. Darnell
At 13, Darnell is not very interested in writing for the school
paper until one of his stories gets picked up by the local
Scott, C. Anne. Lizard
Meets Ivana the Terrible.
Through buddy journals third grader Lizzie makes friends with
Ivana the terrible.
A frightening story of a young girl's apparent kidnapping told
through her journal-like reflections as she waits for help.
Wilson, J. Double Act.
A double journal told in the voices of 10-year-old twins, Ruby and
Wolff. V.E. Bat 6.
Told in the voices of more than a dozen different 6th grade girls,
this story recounts a violent confrontation between a Japanese American
softball player and an opponent whose father died at Pearl Harbor.
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