Kirkus Reviews just released a nice list of books called â€œChildren and the Wild World.â€ I have read only a few of these (Because of Winn-Dixie, Hoot, and The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate) and I remember each with distinctly strong feeling. There is something that brings out true emotion in these books. The â€œwild worldâ€ is a place where we all came from at one point, and we often forget that. I believe children must interact with nature in order to learn more about themselves.
So, keep this list handy. I know I will!