Have you ever googled a favorite author and discovered they’ve written TONS of other books you’ve never heard of?? I do this all the time, and it’s a wonderful way to find forgotten gems! Happily with old libraries collections or Amazon.com, you can often find these lesser known titles without too much effort.
Carol Ryrie Brink is best known for her beloved young adult novels Caddie Woodlawn (Newbery Medal Winner in 1936 and one of my personal favorites!), Magical Melons and Baby Island, but she’s actually written more than 2 dozen titles. For those who love her work, Andy Buckram’s Tin Men is another favorite.
Andy loves tin cans and finds endless uses for them, but when he reads in the newspaper and learns a California boy built an 11 foot robot, he can’t wait to try too! Can he use lowly tin cans to tackle this exciting, but nearly impossible project? A perfect story for readers who love tinkering and robots!
Middle Grade Reading Level, 192 pages, Published in 1966.