Children’s and Young Adult Fiction

My son and I love to read. We read together and we read independently and we are big fans of fiction, especially fantasy when it comes to the books for the younger population. Here is a list of reviews we are keeping for the kids fictional books we have read! The key for the letters at the end of the line are: K=kids, ML = mid-level, YA=young adult.

I  have also written a blog post about encouraging reading. We are big advocates of reading around here, so click here to read about our top 5 tips on getting kids to read!

Let’s get to the books!

A Camping Spree with Mr. McGee (Van Dusen, Chris) (K) Picture book

A Monster Calls (Ness, Patrick) (YA) Bullying/Cancer/Survival/Courage

A Switftyly Tilting Planet (L’Engle, Madeleine) (ML/YA) Fantasy/Adventure

A Wrinkle in Time (L’Engle, Madeleine) (ML/YA) Fanasty/Adventure

Ada Twist, Scientist (Beaty, Andrea) Picture book

Amulet Series (Kibuishi, Kazu) (K/YA) Adventure/Fantasy/Graphic Novel

Beautiful Darkness (Vehlmann, F / Kerascoët / Pommepuy, M) (YA) Graphic Novel/Horror/Fantasy

The BFG (Dahl, Roald) (K) Adventure/Fantasy

Demon Dentist (Walliams, David) (ML) Humor/Adventure

Eragon (Paolini, Christopher) (YA) Adventure/Fantasy – coming soon!

Fortunately, The Milk (Gaiman, Neil) (K) Adventure/Humor

Flavia de Luce Series (Bradley, Alan) (YA/A) Fiction/Mystery/Suspense

Flora & Ulysses (DiCamillo, Kate) (K) Fiction

The Graveyard Book (Gaiman, Neil) (YA) – Fiction/Suspense/Fantasy

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Rowling, J./Tiffany, J/Thorne, J.) (YA) Fiction/Fantasy/Screenplay

Hollow City – The second Novel of Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children (Riggs, Ransom) (YA) Fantasy/Adventure/Suspense

Lumberjanes: Beware the Kitten Holy (Stevenson, N/Ellis, G/Allen, B) (YA) Graphic Novel/Adventure/Girl Power

Lumberjanes: Volumes 2 through 6 (Stevenson, N/Ellis, G/Allen, B) (YA) Graphic Novel/Adventure/Girl Power

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane (DiCamillo, Kate) (K) Fiction/Coming of age

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Riggs, Ransom) (YA)  Fantasy/Adventure/Suspense

Mountwood School for Ghosts (Ibbotson, Toby) (K/YA) Fiction

Nimona (Stevenson, Noelle) (ML/YA) Graphic Novel/Adventure

Orca Chief (Vickers, R.H./Budd, R.) (K) Legend/Picture Book

Red’s Planet (Pittman, Eddie) (K) Graphic Novel / Fiction

Scaredy Squirrel Goes Camping (Watts, Melanie) (K) Picture Book

The Sword of Kuromori (Rohan, Jason)  (YA) Action/Suspense

Spy School (Gibbs, Stuart) (ML) Action/Adventure/Spy

Spy Ski School (Gibbs, Stuart) (ML) Action/Adventure/spy

Swallows and Amzaons (Randsome, Arthur) (ML) Adventure/Fiction/Imagination

The Time Travelers (The Gideon Trilogy, #1) (Buckley-Archer, Lynda) (ML) Adventure/Time Travel/Historical Fiction

Timmy Failure: Sanitized for your Protection (Pastis, Stephan) (ML)  Adventure/Humor

The Girl Who Drank the Moon (Barnhill, Kelly) (ML/YA) fantasy/coming of age/adventure

The Halloween Tree (Bradbury, Ray) (ML/YA) fantasy/adventure/science fiction/folklore

The Heartless Troll (Torseter, Oyvind) (ML/YA) fantasy/fairy tale/graphic novel

The Inquisitor’s Tale (Gidwitz, Adam) (ML/YA) fantasy/fairy tale/adventure/historical fiction – coming 12/21!

The Turn of the Tide (Parry, Rosanne) (ML) Adventure/coming of age

The Wild Robot (Brown, Peter) (ML/YA) Sci-fi/Adventure/Nature

A Wind in the Door (L’Engle, Madeleine) (ML/YA) Fanasty/Adventure/Sci-fy

The World’s Worst Children (Walliams, David) (ML) Adventure/Fiction

Your Buddy Boodles Series (Burger, Christine) (K) Covers several topics


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