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Books that mention other books

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Last week as I was reading The Lotterys Plus One by Emma Donoghue, I noticed a character in the book named Sumac (all the children in the Lottery family are named for trees) frequently mentions books that she’d read or was reading – books like The Secret Garden or The Chronicles of Narnia or Great Expectations. It occurred to me that many other children’s books do this too – books that when you finish, you have a reading list all ready for you! And then there are the made-up books in books – imaginary books – but that’s a whole other rabbit hole…

Books that mention other books:

The Penderwick series by Jeanne Birdsell

Matilda by Roald Dahl

The Lotterys Plus One by Emma Donoghue

The Mother-Daughter Book Club series by Heather Vogel Frederick

Inkheart by Cornelia Funke

The Mr. Lemoncello’s Library series by Chris Grabenstein

When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead

The Center of Everything by Linda Urban