Books in Books

  • A PLACE TO CALL HOME, by Jackie Koller. Anna comforts her little sister and herself by reading Margaret Wise Brown's Runaway Bunny after their mother disappears
  • Bridge to Terebithia_ a few books (Narnia etc) are mentioned explicitly and there is a scene where Jess finds the "adventures of an assistant pig-keeper" much more interesting than what he is supposed to be doing.
  • Double Fudge mentions Harry Potter
  • LOVE THAT DOG by Sharon Creech includes a major homage to Walter Dean Myers and his writing.
  • Northern Lights (Golden Compass) mentioned in Child X
  • NOTHING TO FEAR, by Jackie Koller. Danny talks about how meaningful BLACK BEAUTY was for him.
  • Ramona where she is reading Mike Mulligan
  • SOMEDAY, by Jackie Koller.  Celie sweeps herself away from the troubles all around her by reading GONE WITH THE WIND.
  • Tex (S.E. Hinton) mentions Tex's favorite book was "Hank the Cow Dog"
  • THE FALCON, Luke -identifies strongly with Holden Caufield and refers to Catcher in the Rye frequently throughout the book.
  • The Magician's Nephew_ refers at the beginning to Sherlock Holmes, and the Bastables digging for treasure in Lewisham Road.
  • THE PRIMROSE WAY, by Jackie Koller. Rebecca smuggles her precious books with her to the New World despite her father's objections.
  • THE SAME STUFF AS STARS (Katherine Paterson) where the memorable librarian entices Bernie with a book by a wonderful retelling of THE STUPIDS! She gives Angel some perfect books. (Curious George finds the Stars, and Peter Sis' incredible book about Galileo, STARRY MESSENGER) that are appropriate for her increasing interest in the stars, and the scenes and book descriptions are well integrated into the plot.

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