Betsy Byars (1928-? ) Well loved children’s author who wrote many family themed books. “Making up stories and characters is so interesting that I’m never bored. Each book has been a different writing experience. It takes me about a year to write a book, but I spend another year thinking about it, polishing it, and making improvements. I always put something of myself into my books — something that happened to me. Once a wanderer came by my house and showed me how to brush my teeth with a cherry twig; that went in The House of Wings.” copyright © 2000 by Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers. All rights reserved. (edelweiss.com)
Many of Betsy Byars’ titles have been in print for some time. I recommend searching through her Author page on your favorite book/ebook site. See below for just a handful of Byars’ books, great for the whole family. RA: K-A R: 3-6
Tornado is included within the Sonlight Grade 3 Readers list, and Heart of Dakota’s Emerging Reader Beyond Little Hearts for His Glory and Bigger Hearts for His Glory.