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 Winkle in Time Quintet (L’Engle, Madeleine) (ML/YA) Fanasty/Adventure
- A Wrinkle in Time (Book 1)
- A Wind in the Door (Book 2)
- A Switftly Tilting Planet (Book 3)
- An Acceptable Time (Book 5)
Ada Twist, Scientist (Beaty, Andrea) Picture book
Amulet Series (Kibuishi, Kazu) (K/YA) Adventure/Fantasy/Graphic Novel
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe (Sáenz, B.A.) (YA) Coming of Age
Beautiful Darkness (Vehlmann, F / Kerascoët / Pommepuy, M) (YA) Graphic Novel/Horror/Fantasy
The BFG (Dahl, Roald) (K) Adventure/Fantasy
Coraline (Gaiman, Neil) (K) Thriller/Adventure – Coming soon!
Demon Dentist (Walliams, David) (ML) Humor/Adventure
Earthsea Series (Le Guin, U.) (YA) Fantasy/Adventure
- A Wizard of Eathsea (Book 1)
Eldest (Paolini, Christopher) (YA) Adventure/Fantasy
Eragon (Paolini, Christopher) (YA) Adventure/Fantasy
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
Giant Days (Allison, J & Treiman, L) (YA) Graphic Novel/Girl Power/College Scene
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
Here We Are – Notes for Living on Planet Earth – (Jeffers, O.) (K) picture book
The Land of Stories Series (Colfer, Chris) (ML/YA) Fantasy/Adventure/Fairytale
- The Wishing Spell (Book #1)
- The Enchantress Returns (Book #2) – coming soon!
Lumberjanes Comic Series (YA) Graphic Novel/Adventure/Girl Power
- Lumberjanes: Beware the Kitten Holy (Vol 1) (Stevenson, N/Ellis, G/Allen, B)
- Lumberjanes: Volumes 2 through 6 (Stevenson, N/Ellis, G/Allen, B)
- Lumberjanes: A Bird’s-eye View (Vol 7) (Watters, S/Leyh, K/Pietsch, C/Sotuyo, A/Laiho, M)
- Lumberjanes: Stone Cold (Vol 8) (Watters, S/Leyh, K/Pietsch, C/Sotuyo, A/Laiho, M)
The Magic Misfits Series (Harris, Neil Patrick) (ML) magic/adventure/mystery
- The Magic Misfits (Book 1)
- Book 2 releases in September and we are super excited!
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane (DiCamillo, Kate) (K) Fiction/Coming of age
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children Series (Riggs, Ransom) (YA) Fantasy/Adventure/Suspense
Mountwood School for Ghosts (Ibbotson, Toby) (K/YA) Fiction
Nimona (Stevenson, Noelle) (ML/YA) Graphic Novel/Adventure
Odd and the Frost Giants (Gaiman, N / Riddell, C) (ML) Fiction/Adventure/Mythology/Illustrated
Orca Chief (Vickers, R.H./Budd, R.) (K) Legend/Picture Book
Pippi Longstocking (Lindgren, A) (ML) Classic / Fiction
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 Series (Gibbs, Stuart) (ML) Action/Adventure/Spy
The Swallows and Amazon Series (Randsome, Arthur) (ML) Adventure/Fiction/Imagination
- Swallows and Amzaons (Book 1)
- Swallowdale (Book 2) – coming soon!
- Peter Duck (Book 3) – coming a bit later!
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
The Turn of the Tide (Parry, Rosanne) (ML) Adventure/coming of age
The Wild Robot Series (Brown, Peter) (ML/YA) Sci-fi/Adventure/Nature
The World’s Worst Children (Walliams, David) (ML) Adventure/Fiction
Your Buddy Boodles Series (Burger, Christine) (K) Covers several topics