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“Blueberry’s Clubhouse” — Letter-Writing Book List

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We learned that — even when our friends and family aren’t close by — we can write them a letter to share special news, send drawings and feel a little closer together! Keep building on what you learned today from “Blueberry’s Clubhouse” and CALS Children’s Library and Learning Center with a special book list.

From practical hints to letters that changed kids’ lives, there are lots of great options to choose from in these selections from CALS Children’s Library and Learning Center Librarian Abby Kerby!

“Corduroy Writes a Letter,” based on the characters created by Don Freeman and written by Alison Inches

In this “Level 2” book, Corduroy the bear writes to the baker and to the movie theater hoping to put small, important things right. When Lisa copies him by writing to her radio station, she gets them to play her favorite song! What other things can writing a letter accomplish?

“Paula’s Letter” by Christianne C. Jones

Paula wants some mail, so she writes a letter to her grandparents. She puts it in an envelope and drops it in the mailbox. Then, she waits and waits and waits. Will Paula ever get some mail of her own?

“Sincerely Yours: Writing Your Own Letter” by Nancy Loewen

Ready to build a letter? First, you'll need the right tools. Open this title in the Writer's Toolbox series and discover plenty of tips and tools to get you started. Soon you'll be writing thank-you notes, get-well cards, and business letters like a pro!

“I Will Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives” by Caitlin Alifirenka & Martin Ganda with Liz Welch

This chapter book for older juvenile readers or reading aloud together as a family shares The New York Times-bestselling, true story of an all-American girl, a boy from Zimbabwe and the letter that changed both of their lives forever. The letter that began as an assignment in Caitlin’s class and that Martin was lucky to receive — only 10 students in his class of 50 were selected for pen pals — was the beginning of a correspondence that spanned six years and changed two lives. Learn how it led Caitlin and Martin to become best friends — and better people — through their long-distance exchange in this dual-memoir.

On top of these great selections, there are lots of great books and fun programs available through the Central Arkansas Library System and CALS Children’s Library & Learning Center — including wonderful summer reading programs. Learn more at cals.org and cals.org/childrens-library.