Cricket Readers Recommend

The Penderwicks

by Jeanne Birdsall

This is a good series of books about the Penderwick sisters: Rosalind, the dependable and repsonsible at 12, Skye, the 11-year-old scientist and mathematician, Jane, the dreamy writer (10 years old), and 4-year-old Batty, who loves animals. The plots are sort of cliché, but  the author's style is good and keeps you interested. Has anyone else read these books?

Average: 5 (1 vote)
submitted by Lena G, age 11
(February 6, 2009 - 9:35 am)

I did really like the Penderwicks. They aren't on my top 10, but a good read. My favorite is Skye--I think I'm most like her.

submitted by Erika, age 12, Alaska
(February 9, 2009 - 9:57 pm)

This book is the best I've ever read! I like Jane the best, the way she's always daydreaming! I also think the second one is REALLY good (The Penderwicks on Gardam Street)! Great job, Jeanne Birdsall!

submitted by Geli S. , age 10, China
(February 13, 2009 - 7:34 pm)

I own both of the Penderwicks.  I think they are some of the best books I've read, and I can't wait until the next one comes out!!!!!!!!!!

submitted by Laura M., age 15, Santa Rosa, Ca
(February 19, 2009 - 3:28 pm)

This book is really good! It was a Virgina Reader's Choice book last year!

submitted by Kinaya
(February 22, 2009 - 12:20 pm)

It is good, Kinaya. It was a Texas Bluebonnet Award Nominee a couple of years ago as well.

submitted by Ima Bookworm, age 10, Milky Way Galax
(April 11, 2009 - 8:13 pm)

I love how different Sky is. I'm most like her in personality.

submitted by Sequoia P.B., age 11, Washington Stat
(February 28, 2009 - 3:53 pm)

I love this book! I didn't know there was a second one, though. Is it good?

submitted by Natalia M, age 10, Kansas
(March 19, 2009 - 8:47 pm)

I didn't know there was a second one either! I love this book too!

submitted by Maggie S., age 13, St. Paul, MN :D
(March 31, 2009 - 11:02 am)

I love the Penderwicks, I like all the charecters for diffrent reasons Rosalind-she is sweet , nice and motherly Skye- her temper Jane- her creativity Batty(Elizabeth)-her love for animals

submitted by Elizabeth H
(October 27, 2009 - 10:59 pm)

These are my favorites in order from least to greatest.

Rosalind, Jane, Skye, and Batty. BATTY IS EPIC! Skye is like my ideal role model. I actully liked math for about a year after I read this book!

submitted by Heather A., age 12
(February 25, 2011 - 7:49 pm)

I love these books. Batty is my favorite!Laughing

submitted by Catherine H., age 10, Carlevoix, MI
(April 5, 2016 - 8:59 am)