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The Penderwicks on Gardam Street (The Penderwicks series)


  • "It’s sheer pleasure to spend time with these exquisitely drawn characters, girls so real that readers will feel the wind through their hair as they power down the soccer field." – Publishers Weekly
  • "Laugh-out-loud moments abound and the humor comes naturally from the characters and situations." – School Library Journal


  • Birdsall, Jeanne. The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy. Knopf, 2005.
  • Burnett, Frances Hodgson. A Little Princess. Illustrated by Tasha Tudor. HarperCollins, 1985.
  • DiCamillo, Kate. Because of Winn-Dixie. Candlewick, 2000.
  • Enright, Elizabeth. The Saturdays. Henry Holt, 2002.
  • Estes, Eleanor. The Moffats. Harcourt, 2001, c1941.
  • Hannigan, Katherine. Ida B: And Her Plans to Maximize Fun, Avoid Disaster, and (Possibly) Save the World. Greenwillow, 2004.
  • Kelly, Jacqueline. The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate. Henry Holt, 2009.
  • Kennemore, Tim. Circle of Doom. Farrar, 2003.
  • Lowry, Lois. Anastasia Again. Houghton Mifflin, 1981. (And others in the Anastasia Krupnik series.)
  • McKay, Hilary. Permanent Rose. McElderry, 2005.
  • McKay, Hilary. Saffy’s Angel. McElderry, 2002.
  • Taylor, Sydney. All-of-a-Kind Family. Dell Yearling, 1989, c1951.