The Becket List
The Becket List

The Becket List

Written by Adele Griffin & illustrated by LeUyen Pham
Book #1 in the Blackberry Farm Series
7 - 10
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Apr 2, 2019
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“Charming and beautifully humorous . . . A sparkling story of weathering change.” –Booklist, starred review Everything is changing for Becket Branch. From subways to sidewalks to safety rules, she is a city kid born and raised. Now the Branch family is trading urban bustle for big green fields and moving to help their gran on Blackberry Farm, where Becket has to make sense of new routines, from feeding animals to baling hay. But Becket is ready! She even makes her own “Becket List” for How to Be a Country Kid. Things don’t always work out the way she planned, but whether it’s selling mouth-puckering lemonade, feeding hostile hens, or trying to make a new best friend, Becket is determined to use her city smarts to get a grip on country living. Get ready to yell “Beautiful Alert!” along with Becket as she mucks through the messy, exuberant experience of change she didn’t ask for, in a story that sparkles with quirky characters, cheerful humor, and unexpected adventures.

What Kind of Book is The Becket List


movingfamilyfarm animalsrural livingsocial themesnew experiencesmultigenerationaldeterminationfarm life and ranch lifecountry life

What Questions Should I Ask My Child

  • Becket takes her Grandma's "free" suckers from the store for her lemonade stand. How could Becket have better handled fixing the situation of her taking Grandma's suckers?
  • Becket loves to announce a "beautiful alert!" she sees. What things do you notice after reading this book that are "beautiful alerts" in your life?


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Book Details

Publication Date
April 2, 2019
Algonquin Young Readers
Page Count
Words Per Page
Juvenile Reader
Reading Age
7 - 10 years
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