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 Winkle in Time Quintet (L’Engle, Madeleine) (ML/YA) Fanasty/Adventure

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

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

Lumberjanes Comic Series (YA) Graphic Novel/Adventure/Girl Power

The Magic Misfits Series (Harris, Neil Patrick) (ML) magic/adventure/mystery

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

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