My name is Mrs. D. and I am an author of children's books. Currently, I’m juggling many projects including several new books. I love to write. I love this beautiful language. I write because I have something to share. I write because maybe someday, someone in this world may need my experience. I write for one simple reason. I love how it makes me feel: free.
Not every classic book came out more than 50 years ago -- some more recent releases have the same kind of timeless quality and staying power. They're the books that get dog-eared from being handed down to siblings, the ones that shoot through a classroom faster than chicken pox, touted as the hottest new discovery. We think they deserve a must-read list of their own. Here are our picks for kid-tested modern classics for every age.