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 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
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
The Time Travelers (The Gideon Trilogy, #1) (Buckley-Archer, Lynda) (ML) Adventure/Time Travel/Historical Fiction – coming soon!
Timmy Failure: Sanitized for your Protection (Pastis, Stephan) (ML) Adventure/Humor
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/mid-level reader
Your Buddy Boodles Series (Burger, Christine) (K) Covers several topics