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We have been reading a lot this year and I wanted to do a book gift guide for independent readers. Sign up above and receive all new No Time for Flashcards posts directly in your email inbox. He also loves the Pokemon Essential Handbook and the Ricky Ricotta series just like your little man!
We love Harry Potter, Lego minifigure, and all the Rick Riordan books; my three sons read a lot and both of my younger two have their own copy of the Pokemon guide books (as well as several other pokemon books). Getting books at their level when they’re good readers when they are little can be tough. I’m so excited to read Just One Day and The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight is on my list too! Wow I have to agree this year was especially tough narrowing it down to 10 favourite reads, I may have cheated a little and added a few at the bottom like you too ?? Shatter Me made it to my list too, it’s not usually the type of book I pick up, but I loved it!
I have a few of these, but I’ve only read Every Day, Sky is Everywhere (one of my favorites ever!), and Statistical. All the books on your list are either books that I ADORED or books that I desperately want to read. I haven’t read *any* of these books yet, but at least 5 of them are on my to-buy list! I have yet to read all of these except Looking for Alaska, which was my least favorite by JG. I really need to read For Darkness Shows the Stars, Under the Never Sky, Tiger Lily (and another one of your recs: The Lost Girl). Also, I’ve added the genre just under the title so you can skim for what most interests your child.
This summer the Penderwick sisters have a wonderful surprise: a holiday on the grounds of a beautiful estate called Arundel.
My 10-year old found this book SO RELATABLE — just like she struggles with confidence and speaking up, so does the main character, Peppi. Ada and her brother escape their mother’s abuse when the London children are evacuated during WWII and go to live with a grieving woman in a small country town.
Honestly, I could care less about chickens — unless they have magic — which the chickens in this story do!! Roller Girl shows the struggles of friendship and finding your place in the world as Astrid works hard to become a better roller derby skater, reconcile her ending friendship with her best friend, and develop a new one. They’re not supposed to be in the woods, but to avoid Chad the bully Tamaya and Marshall go there anyway. The Same Stuff as Stars by Katherine Paterson REALISTICYou may know Paterson as the author of Bridge to Terabithia. Three friends, ammeter sleuths, are certain that the Winter Sun Festival President’s murder is no accident.
A marvelous adventure of hope and fantasy about an orphan named Lottie who finds herself in another world, the world of her parents.
The 2nd book in this series, Logan and his friends, Blue and Zoe are convinced that the menagerie’s smallest dragon didn’t eat the Goose that Laid the Golden Egg. My 10-year-old loves these stories about an angel named Aria who is earning her wings by helping girls who are struggling in some way. Raina shares her growing up stories with humor and amazing art in these three popular books. I read Shark Bait in the Extreme Adventure series and though it was a fantastic book, especially for kids who love action, danger, adventure, with some cool environmental focus thrown in for extra pizazz.
I highly recommend this powerful story of two maltreated girls who hope for a better future. I LOVE this fantastically developed historical fiction story for several reasons – the girl-centric history is really interesting (and empowering), the characters are so well-developed you feel as if you know them, and the plot is a grand adventure!
I thought this was not just a great story but I loved that the main character (the ninja) was a girl!
You’ll fall in love with this magical story about a lonely boy whose beloved grandfather faces a life-ending illness.
This popular graphic novel series tells about two siblings trying to save their mom in an underground world of elves, demons, robots, and talking animals. Scanimation Picture Books use a new patented technology and come in a range of topics: animals, sports, there is even a Star Wars version. Award-winning author-illustrator Simms Taback made several board books for young children about animals.
We stumbled on Press Here at the library when it was brand new, and I bought it for every kid I knew over the following year! I’m excited to go track some of these down (especially the scary face one, that sounds fun)!!! Melyssa Griffin is the founder of The Nectar Collective, a go-to hub for bloggers and online entrepreneurs who want to learn how to stand out and make an authentic income on the web. I noticed Lena’s book has the worst reviews on Amazon out of all these picks (3.5 stars), so you might not be alone in feeling disappointed! I just got a subscription to Kindle Unlimited so hopefully 2015 will be a much more productive reading year for me.
I just ordered the Kindle Edition of The Artist’s Way, in addition to having a used paperback of it!
With that said, I have a LOT of unread books here at home so I think I will try to start by checking them off first! Reading Not That Kind Of Girl now, and read Everything Is Illuminated earlier this year, I think you’ll love both! I usually give myself a challenge of 6 books a year, what with school being busy half the year! Great list, my grandparents gave me The Book Thief yeaars ago and at that age I wasn’t feeling it, but I really think I might try to read it again now!
The Gifts of Imperfection is on my short-term list (which means it will definitely be read by next May and The Book Thief on my long-term list (more like the next 3 years). I remember Agatha Christie was assigned for school once, but I don’t think I ever finished the book! I love recommending books to kids so that they want to read, they just can’t put a book down. The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd MYSTERYI struggled a bit with the British words– maybe your kids will as well. Two girls in two locations (Texas and Pakistan) each discover a magical book, The Exquisite Corpse, in which a love story appears that will eventually connect the girls to each other and their histories. The writing, plot development, and characterization are masterfully done but I honestly think this should have been a shorter novel. This action packed adventure of teenage spies proves that kids are totally capable, smart, and able to handle anything — even brainwashing, crime, and a stolen baby. Cordie’s the oldest of three daughters living with the hopes that their mother who left suddenly will return.
The only thing I don’t like about this book, is that I have to WAIT for the second book.
Who would think that the pirate ghosts in his bedroom would help the quiet, shy Lewis find adventure and bravery? Christopher’s apprenticed to an apothecary whose just been murdered in the same way as many other apothecaries. In this well-written, fantastic action and adventure novel, Dean Seaborne grows up on a pirate ship as their best spy and con-artist. Unusual because she can only sleep during the day, orphan Carly befriends a musical rat and with her new friend from school, Green, discovers the reason the owls are stealing all the rats — a curse that brought the terrible griddlebeast. A lonely orphan named Edie is forced to leave her only known relative, and live at a strict boarding school in order to surreptitiously protect Anastasia, the Russian prince’s daughter. Sunny’s summer vacation is spending time with her grandfather at his retirement home. When Max gets kicked out of another foster home, he’s sent to an Orphanage which is actually a training school for spies. I found A Tale of Dark and Grimm dark in the bloody and macabre way but, still good in the I-want-to-keep-reading way. You’ll find this a fun but unusual book, one which pulls you in and keeps your interest. I’m in awe of how Rhuday-Perkovich created such a moving story and lovable main character, Reggie McKnight, an unpopular yet thoughtful middle-school student. Follow along as Eva Nine, a 12-year old, raised by a robot named Muthr underground discovers a planet with unusual creatures and no humans to be found.
Hypnotists by Gordon Korman SCI-FIMix the action-packed writing of Korman with a boy who can hypnotize others – and who is recruited to be in a “special” school to save the world.
December 21, 2014 by Jamie · 20 Comments So I’ve already shared my favorite 2014 releases (non-debuts) and my seven favorite debut novels of YA! The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion (2013): This was definitely one of the best adult fiction books I read this year!
The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay (2012): Hands down one of the most all-consuming reading experiences I had this year! How To Say Goodbye In Robot by Natalie Standiford (2009): THIS BOOK is such an underrated gem! I was never a big fan of fantasy until I read Graceling, which kind of opened the door for me.
I read and loved A Midsummer’s Nightmare by Kody Keplinger, Aristotle and Dante Discover The Secrets of The Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz. I don’t know how I have both The Sea of Tranquility and The Rosie Project sitting in my house unread. I picked Dangerous Girls up from my library after reading your review this year and was so glad I did, so thanks for sharing your thought on that one – it also ended up making my list of favourite books of the year.
I recommended it to a co-worker a few days ago and she’s already read it and loved it.
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My son adores this book and can often be found flipping through it very seriously as he decides which NERF blaster to ask Santa for this year.
He gets picked on at school until he ends up saving Robot’s life and the two of them become best friends! We started reading the series when my son was 5 and spaced out the books reading one every year or so until this year when we read Goblet of Fire and Order of The Pheonix ( still reading this one) one right after the other. This book has sports history and fun facts that will not only satiate curiosity but will let kids see how much more there is to sports than just the game they see. He LOVES Minecraft and just loves these story books as they’re all based in the world of Minecraft. I mean, I know Dr Seuss and Roald Dahl, and I’ve Peter Rabbit products (but strangely never read the book!). Seuss fans here but there were a ton of great options in your list for when she gets older! Just One Day by Gayle Forman: Ok, so I know this is a 2013 release but it honestly was one of the best I read!
The Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson: This book was one of the most beautiful books I read this year! Wanderlove by Kirsten Hubbard: This was just such a fun contemporary that just both satiated AND stirred up the travel bug that is oh so present in my life.
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi: Holy page turner — I stayed up until 4am to read this one because WHAT IF I DIED IN MY SLEEP AND NEVER KNEW WHAT HAPPENED?? For Darkness Shows  The Stars by Diana  Peterfreund: This book was sooo unique and I just was easily transported to this world!
When she's not reading you can find her doing Pilates followed by eating gelato, listening to music with oversized headphones and teaching her niece how to be as awesome as she is.
I really liked The Sky is Everywhere and Shatter Me (can’t wait to read Unravel Me!!)…and a lot of the other books are on my TBR! You have a few on here that I haven’t read yet and you’re making me want to get to them before the end of the year!!
And I’ve heard so many great things about Tiger Lily, but I haven’t gotten around to reading it!
And I love the fact that Wanderlove takes place in South America, so that will eventually get read as well. This Rapunzel is set in the wild west — she uses her braids to lasso bad guys while searching for her mother with her sidekick Jack.

Soon they are busy discovering the summertime magic of Arundel’s sprawling gardens, treasure-filled attic, tame rabbits, and the cook who makes the best gingerbread in Massachusetts.
This well-done graphic novel tackles the issues of friendships and confidence, among other things.
Which means that Warren is the bellhop, valet, groundskeeper, and errand boy for very few hotel guests in the once popular hotel. If he can avoid his dangerous brother, and play soccer on this team, maybe Tangerine County, Florida won’t be so bad after all. Like that novel, this new chapter book is a powerful heart-gripping story of loss, acceptance, and coming of age.
The story is about a girl named Sophie whose parents use Dream Catchers to catch, refine, and sell dreams.
Lizzy and Fairday discover an old diary, a picture, and other clues that lead them to discover an alternative universe where the house hasn’t aged.
She hopes to find a cure for her best (and only friend), Eliot but instead must save quest to save the mysterious letter writer who has the cure that the King also wants. Skulduggery is a skeleton, yes, but he’s also a detective who solves crimes in the magical world. They use their brilliance to help others by stealing from crooks and redistributing the wealth. The narrator is a white girl in the south who is nothing more than a slave to her family, she doesn’t even have a name.
Micah’s grandfather and Micah hope the Lightbender in the Circus Mirandus who owes the grandfather a miracle, will be able to help. The books I’ve chosen are interactive books that require kids to lift, peek, press, fold, search, chatter and most of all, smile. Hands down (no pun intended!) this is my favorite interactive book for toddlers and preschoolers. Kids will love guessing which animal is hiding under flaps of animal hides, silhouettes or paw prints. Kids try to guess the animal which will appear as they open a four part over-sized foldout page. Matthew Van Fleet has created numerous interactive picture books and this fun alphabet book invites kids to interact with it in every possible way. This book is definitely better for children who have learned not to grab and tear books, but I can’t resist including it. We also enjoy making books interactive by having children create sound and music that correspond with the imagery and narrative. I’m currently reading The Happiness Project (loving it!) and Wild and just finished Gone Girl (so addicting!). Through workshops, ebooks, and ecourses, Melyssa offers community and expertise for budding online rockstars.
And I haven’t read that Jonathan Safran Foer but I’ve read another of his and I liked that!
I know she’s famous and has been on TV shows (my Google search just brought up The Office and Mindy Project!), but never really knew anything about her aside that she is apparently hilarious haha.
I was looking on Amazon yesterday and saw that it was only like $3…then I noticed that a TON of kindle books are only $2-3. Although I’m in Eastern Europe currently so maybe I should add Everything is Illuminated to my list, too! I think I’ll watch a few episodes (or all of them, ha!) because reading it in her voice sounds like an awesome plan!
An audio version of Brene’s book sounds like a great idea — I remember after reading Daring Greatly I felt like I needed to read it every day to be reminded of her words!
Also on my list are If I Stay, Paper Towns, An Abundance of Katherines, and The Happiness Project. I was trying to search for The Art of Racing in the Rain, but forgot what it was called and ended up with A Dog’s Purpose instead (also has amazing reviews though!). And what a great list the history of love is one of my all time favourites, the gift of imperfection had such an influence on me, and is everyone hanging out but me is absolutely hilarious! This year, I completed some Dan Brown books and some Sidney Sheldon’s and they were amazing.
To be honest, I don’t really remember much about it, but I remember enjoying it when I read it. I loved how the author wove in the science-fiction elements with a realistic story of incarcerated kids who are mistrusting, and find that there are a few people in the world that they can trust.
Not only is this world development imaginative, the plot is crazy good –filled with tension, action, and adventure.
The two compelling main characters, Evaline Stoker and Mina Holmes, become entrenched in the mystery of a missing chess queen that is thought to unlock treasures and power. He decides that despite the risks, he must find his dad’s missing sword somewhere in the Nine Worlds. When his mistress gives birth to triplets of a prophecy, the three children are spirited away and hidden separately.
It’s not as scary as it sounds, but is more of an adventure with monsters which happens to include zombies. Well, maybe you the reader would. Seven Dead Pirates is an excellent pirate adventure about growing up and about getting the rowdy ghost pirates to behave, sneak to their ship in a museum so they can fight another ghost pirate crew for it and steal it. He and his best friend decide to solve the puzzles and find new clues to find the culprits for these horrible crimes. But when he messes up the latest mission, he must pass himself off as the long-lost prince of the mysterious island of Zenhala. No, these siblings’ parents are the king and queen of Grimm; parents who are cursed and unwise. While he’s sometimes distracting, for the most part I liked how his snarky voice kept me from getting too freaked out out by the gruesome parts. The main character, Doug, is struggling to read while living in poverty with an abusive dad and older brother.
The story is suspenseful as Kitto tries to discover his family’s secret history and survive life among pirates.
I tend to steer away from teen pregnancy books just because a lot of them don’t seem like my thing but this book just captivated me! I decided this year to break it down differently so I can feature a lot more books because I HAVE THE WORST TIME CHOOSING. I thought it sounded interesting, but read a couple reviews that didn’t like it very much. I WANT to read them, but somehow always forget about them when it’s time to pick up a new book! Like many of the books in this list it is non-fiction and can be flipped through casually or cover to cover. You’d think that with a giant robot as a best buddy a little mouse might let it go to his head. I love sharing this series with my son because he can see how much I love these books as well.
While I never read them as a kid my husband did and was delighted to share them with my son. I love all the obscure facts and honestly I have learned more from this book than all the time spent watching sports with my boys ( I am usually reading in all fairness) and love that it can be read at random, no need to go cover to cover.
Read them with your younger kids, or if your child is older, read the book first (or at least the summary). I read that at the beginning of the year and then this Fall I got the chance to read Through The Ever Night and OHIOHWOGPIHW it is so good.
A definite surprise for me because I didn’t expect to love this one so much because I really didn’t know much about it! Your solo novels I’ve read so far have just blown me away (totes love your collabs as well).
It does start off a little slow but I had this slow burn love for this story and by the end I was just wrecked! I just can’t get enough of him and his writing and how I always THINK THINK THINK after I read his books. Smith:  This was one of my most recent reads and well that’s what I get for already making my End of Year Book survey post because this needs to get added!! Tell me a few of your faves from this year that you think I would love and should read SOOOON!! The only one we share is Tiger Lily (LOVELOVELOVE), but I’ve read a lot of the other ones and they were AH-MAZING.
But the best discovery of all is Jeffrey Tifton, son of Arundel’s owner, who quickly proves to be the perfect companion for their adventures. Ivan is kept in a cage in a run-down mall for 27 years without seeing another gorilla, only the stray dog, Bob, who sleeps with him, Stella the Elephant, and Ruby, a newly purchased baby elephant. The book is written as letters from a girl named Sophie, who is newly living at the farm of her dead great-uncle Jim.
Not only is this story compelling and interesting, the symbolism and life lessons were stunning. After some horrific things occur including a murder, Paul remembers how he lost his vision and makes a stand for what is right. I actually wish they had included a map so I could picture it in my head and maybe take my own kids.
Gabby’s brother is hospitalized indefinitely and her mom is totally focused on her brother. Wyatt’s crush, Suzanna, helps the friends make a plan, and as you can imagine, disaster and hilarity strike.
In this adventure, they steal a super spy computer that if in the wrong hands would be terrifying. She meets and joins a runaway slave who is escaping the horrific brutality of slavery and separation from her family. Together they find kindness and hope with a Quaker family. She thinks she will fail when she rescues three children from Baba Yaga’s cage but she passes.
With a missive to the Lightbender, Micah soon discovers the magical circus his grandfather once loved so much.
He plots to steal the fairies gold which leads him to kidnap a fairy-cop and hold her for randsom. The best books are ones that inspire a child’s imagination in innovative, surprising ways.
The best way to describe it is to call it an “analog app.” Each page asks the child to perform a task, such as pressing a colored dot or blowing on the page. This is a book that will age with a child: when he is little he will love interacting with it, as he gets older he can learn from the facts.
These books remind me of old-school technology like zoetropes; it’s like a mini-movie in a book! This book doubles as a mask; as parents (or kids!) turn the pages, they hold the book up to their faces for a fun game that is a combination of peek-a-boo and “guess who I am?” From the Begin Smart series, I also recommend Push the Button. Attached to the book is a single lift-the-flap hand that kids can use on each page to perform tasks, like patting a puppy, giving a high five or blowing a kiss.
As the parent of Big City kids, I especially appreciate the opportunity to read books which reflect their world. Kids can lift flaps, pull tabs, feel textures, even scratch and sniff, all while practicing their alphabet skills.
A ladybug asks the reader to perform various silly tasks like pretending to swallow a bug, wiggling her nose, standing up, and (you guessed it) making a scary face. In this large picture book kids will take a closer look at the beautiful, detailed illustrations while they try to spot a yellow balloon as it makes its way through a variety of time periods and landscapes. If you're interested making a contribution to hands on : as we grow, check out the guidelines and shoot me an email.
Now, here are 12 books I’m looking forward to reading (and have heard incredible things about!) for 2015. As a former web designer and blog coach, Melyssa also has experience working one-on-one with over 150 creatives.
But anyways, I was so struck by the beauty of that quote when I read it — thanks for reminding me of it, Ursula! And then you’ll be able to just hear her reading it to you when you read the book, which can only add to the experience. I always have to read the back cover to see if I’ve read it or not, but I love his books regardless! I’m looking forward to reading the 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared, and Consider the Fork and How To Build a Girl.

This best books for seventh grade 12-year old boys and girls list is huge and I know you’ll find lots of good books! Our 16 year old heroine, Lyric, is trying to hide that her mom is one of the Alpha (First People) or they’d disappear to a camp if discovered.
This is middle school at it’s most intimate and revealing where friends experience the challenges of growing up, from an embarrassing sexting photo mistake to a shameful friend betrayal, and where we see the power of forgiveness and love. After all, their mom looks like a selkie with her black hair and pale skin, and she owned a dark coat, and her favorite book is A Child’s Book of Selkies.
Now that the children are older, each of them face challenges and adventures that lead them to the truth of who they really are — the foretold saviors of the empire. When Parker’s scientist father is kidnapped, he sends Parker an interrupted message with only a name.
Our heroes, a band of scavenging orphans, are trying to find something in the world below that they can sell in order to travel to another city where they can treat the cloud sickness of their beloved mother-figure. Except, against her father’s wishes, Kymera befriends a townsperson and learns conflicting information. Our heroines, the children, abandon their terrible parents in order to find better ones –  for example, ones that won’t try to kill them. He now lives with the Gentlemen who rescued he and his best friend, Clarissa, from the circus and the crazed Londoners who believed him to be a dangerous murderer. The main character, Aluna, a Kampii (mer), has left her clan in order to discover why they are dying. Heir of Fire (book 3) made my best of 2014 releases list and these books were VERY high on my list this year of books I’ve read. If I Lie, Robot, How to Love and Dangerous Girl are all on shelf and I can’t wait to read them.
However, I have yet to read a few from your list, such as DANGEROUS GIRLS and MISS PEREGRINE’S.
I think that’s why I also have such great reading years because I’m picking tried and true picks from people I trust from the backlist!
I’ve heard great things about book 2 of this series but still haven’t read it myself! Go ask your child what book they think is the BEST book and come back and leave the title in comments! He loves to wow his dad with the stuff he reads in it and I like how that motivates him even more to read. Ricky is a good mouse through and through and as the series continues he and Robot continue to save Squeakyville from all sorts of evil. I was also delighted when he loved these detective books as much as my husband remembers loving them way back when. I tried googling to find a recommended book list (there are many online), but the lists are so varied or the standard is just so different from our kids. Plus they need to stop the mutant flesh-eating plant that’s attacking everyone in the school. Warren needs allies and ideas about where to search so he can discover the treasure first and save his family’s hotel. She writes to her dead abuelita, her dead great-uncle Jim, and Agnes of the Extraordinary Chickens catalog. They’re transported to an island filled with the original stolen children, and an island filled with massive, evil rats and other creatures. Angel’s used to taking care of her brother but now she must take care of her grandma, too. If they don’t discover the real culprit, the menagerie might be closed down and the dragon exterminated.
She picks a new name, Valkyrie and becomes invaluable to Skulduggery as they both fight to save the world from evil. I totally loved this book and know your kids (especially those who like humor) will as well.
In this first adventure, Mary and Ada learn about another historical figure who invented hypnotism and solve the case of a stolen heirloom.
Only Mike hates math and when he gets sent to a small town for the summer with distant relatives, Mike learns is true value.
But before he can, he tries to figure out a mysterious prophesy told to him by a crazy teacher, discovers there’s a plot to overthrow the governement, and learns about a group of people who might be his ancestors thought to be long dead.
Excellent storytelling and illustrations kept me totally enthralled in this not-your-average-fairy tale story. A few years ago I dated a guy for no more than a month. He was brash and had a crude sense of humor, but was also an avid bookworm and carried his Kindle wherever he went.
And if we're being honest, she’s also obsessed with scented candles and her crazy corgi, Monja.
I can’t decide if this is holiday pricing (meaning I should stock up right meow) or if this is new, amazing pricing haha. I honestly haven’t finished an entire graphic novel (I’ve been reading Watchmen for ages!), but would love to dive into that world more, so Saga sounds great!
When I went to Portland, I saw that he was doing a book signing a few days after I left…wahh! I was really intrigued by A dog’s purpose on your list, just sounds like a great read! I replaced one funny lady with another as I added Yes Please by Amy Poehler to my 2015 list! But Drake is determined to escape — especially after he discovers what the Rig is really doing. That being said, this book takes place during different years around the second world war time period.
He convinces the Undertakers group to stop being defensive but to be more aggressive and determine how to kill the corpses. To find out, the sisters take a boat to a secret island where they are helped by a mysterious seal.
It’s a great adventure story with cool creatures, a few zombies, danger, and epic kid-power. But strangely, Dean really might be the long-lost prince and he’s not sure he wants to rob the island anymore. Parker, his friend Aaron, his friend’s butler, and his sister, Emma, race to save their father, only to discover that his father is on another planet and the technology to get him back is the invention his dad was working on.
But instead of death, Alex is rescued by a magician who has created a secret, magical haven for the Unwanteds where they live and train to use their magic skills. Only Mike hates math and when he gets sent to a small town for the summer with distant relatives, Mike learns his true value. The Queen of England ask Wild Boy to solve the mystery of a most frightening terror that scares people to death — again, seemingly literally. In Mirage, she and her unique group of friends must try to convince the Equian colonies that the evil Karl Strand is trying to take over Above World. So many times I’m reading 2014 releases decently early so all my go-to people haven’t read them!
I can guarantee you it’s been read like one at our house though and once we find it it will be read over and over again. The books are full color and have a super cool comics throughout and an even cooler flip book in the middle.  You can read more about these books on this post . It gave me lots of topics to get deeper into with my son as we read the book about Percy Jackson and his other demi-god friends. I was so happy when Jan & Elly, one of my favourite English Language Schools in Singapore gave me a list of recommended books for kids! Partly because this book is so good and partly because I really slow down during this time. I suddenly feel like I need to spend the next two weeks doing nothing but reading all of these fantastic books!
What’s worse, when her mom takes the brother an not Angel, now her worry and loneliness feels unbearable.
He’s about to be fired from his reporter job because he only writes about cats, not news. I think your kids will enjoy these fun-to-read, action and mystery books with fantastic characters and storylines as much as I did. I amazed myself and read more than double my original goal of books for this year, so I’m super excited to carry that energy into next year!
The author visited my university so I went to her book signing and walked away with signed copies of all of the books that she had out by then. I couldn’t tell from the ending if there will be more books because thankfully there was no cliff hanger.
Then she learns that the headmaster knew her mother and was her mother’s sworn enemy. I love the creative magical characters in this world like Alex’s art teacher — an octagator! These books pack in the action and adventure with such creative storytelling, I highly recommend them!
Where She Went, Six Impossible Things and This Song Will Save Your Life were some of my non-2014 faves! He memorizes everything about the Pokemon, looks to see which ones are about his height, about his weight and of course asks me to quiz him on all of the above.
You can also check out my top ten favorite new-to-me authors of 2012 or my answers to my 2012 End of Year Book Survey wherein you’ll get a bigger picture of my year in books! Specifically the chickens — starting with the first one she discovers wandering around.
Making things more bearable is a mysterious neighbor who teaches Angel about constellations, sparking a passion for astronomy. The Girl in the Torch is a touching middle-grade historical fiction novel that follows an orphaned girls journey to America and struggle to stay. I love the interactinivity and the progressive way the authors teach the logical thinking of programming. I hope this list has encouraged you to look out for some new books for your kids to explore. Joseph discovers more about his uncle and his uncle’s past which connects to the illustrated story told in the first part of the book.
If I haven't replied back to you, feel free to tweet me so we can chat further as sometimes that is easier for me to get to when I'm on the go! This ended on a cliff-note which is always kind of irritating but was an interesting take on this Grimm fairy tale. He tells Angel that she is made up of the same stuff as stars — and encourages her to keep surviving.
For awhile she hides out in the Statue of Liberty, then the watchman finds her and lets her stay at his boarding house. Once you start reading interactive books with your kids you will find them asking “again! Because his uncle is dying of AIDS-related complications, Joseph must leave for a better boarding school, but this time he leaves with the solid comfort of knowing where he belongs and who he is. Tensions are high as protestors and students get violent with their hatred of the Alpha but there’s something much worse than the Alpha. Call it Jamie looking awkward in the doorway of her bedroom after she’d had the mummy nightmare. It goes everywhere with him and when he says ” Where is my book?” we know which book he is speaking of. There Charlie begins to have the most horrible nightmares — nightmares that blur between reality and dream.
And when the witches steal Charlie’s brother into the nightmare world, he goes to rescue his brother. Although it is strange that she wants to sleep in a box with newspaper and climbs trees in terror whenever dogs come around. Charlie and his friends must learn to face their fears in order for the nightmare world not to have access to the real world.
Eli and his friends discover that some of them are physically prevented from leaving the town — with violent pain and some sort of signal that brings the guards to take them back. I think this book would be great in a book club for discussion about fears, real and perceived.

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