The Penderwicks Series by Jeanne Birdsall.
These are all traditional family stories, almost a throwback to the first types of children’s books, which will appeal to a wide audience who likes historical fiction as well as contemporary stories with multi-sibling families. By Penny Peck, San Jose State Univ.
- Alcott, Louisa May. Little Women.
- Burnett, Frances. The Secret Garden.
- Enright, Elizabeth. The Saturdays (Melendy Quartet series).
- Estes, Eleanor. The Moffats (series).
- Larson, Kirby. Hattie Big Sky.
- Lowry, Lois. The Willoughbys.
- McKay, Hilary. The Exiles (series).
- Montgomery, L.M. Anne of Green Gables (series).
- Sidney, Margaret. Five Little Peppers (series).
- Taylor, Sydney. All-of-a-Kind Family (series).
- Travers, P.J. Mary Poppins (series).
- Whelan, Gloria. The Locked Garden.
- Wiggin, Kate Douglas. Mother Carey’s Chickens.
- Wilder, Laura Ingalls. The Little House in the Big Woods (series).
- Wiles, Deborah. Love, Ruby Lavender.