Monday, December 9, 2013

Book List



I need suggestions, and I know I’m asking the right crowd. 

 My brother and his wife have asked me to put together a list of books for their children.  They have two boys and two girls ranging in age from about 6 to 14.  They are all voracious readers and my brother and his wife can’t keep up with them. My kids are so much younger I don’t have a lot of experience with this age group. 

I’ve started a list, thanks to the middle grade Mondays and other promotions that you all do, but, since I don’t know what they’ve already read I want to get as many books on the list as possible.  Can any of you suggest books for them?  I know Fablehaven and Harry Potter were big hits if that helps.   

It’s always wonderful to see kids who like to read and I want to help keep them in books. 

Thanks everyone!

20 comments:

  1. If you're not opposed to them there are all the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books. My son (12) is into Graphic Novels. They actually have a lot at the school library some of them are done by Scholastic and are not that bad. My daughter (7) loves all the Fancy Nancy books. Also the Purplicious, Pinkalicious, anything Victoria Kann has done. I hope this helps some.

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    1. Yes, it helps. I'll put them on the list.

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  2. I'm one of those Middle Grade Monday-ers, as you know, so if you (or they) click on the my label 'middle grade monday' in my blog's sidebar, that will give my complete list. Happy reading to them!!

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    1. Good to know they're all under the one link. I'll check it out. I did get many of the suggestions from you, but I know I don't have everything you've reviewed.

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  3. Peggy Eddleman's "Sky Jumpers". (MG dystopian)

    Chad Morris's "The Inventor's Secret" (MG--something like a Percy Jackson approach but set in the future and using history. It's a fun, fun read.)

    Rebecca Shelley's Smart Boys Club series. My grandson found it hilarious. The first book is called Bees in My Butt.

    Those are one that come to mind at the moment.

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    1. I had Peggy's and Chad's but not the others. Thanks!

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  4. Yes, Peggy's book is great. Also think of Lloyd Alexander's fantasy series-The Book of Three and Susan Collins' Gregor the Overlander. Good luck!

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    1. Oo, thanks. That gives me a couple more.

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  5. The Magic Thief series is fabulous, as well as Savvy, Wonder, Loki's Wolves, Keeper of the Lost Cities, Liesl and Po, The One and Only Ivan, The Familiars, and The False Prince. Can you tell I like MG novels?

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  6. Wildwood, and Under Wildwood by Colin Meloy are awesome upper MG fantasy novels! (The third book in the trilogy will be released in February.)

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    1. Okay, that's just a cool name, I may have to read that one.

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  8. Judy Blume's books "Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing" and "Superfudge." Both boys and girls find them to be hysterical. (Me, too!)

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  9. I have three kids and I struggle with this. The younger two aren't into reading much. The older one reads, but he's a boy so he doesn't like books with female protags (other than Katniss), which is most of the YA books I own.

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  10. It's hard for me to reply to book threads because I just feel like saying "everything in my library"...
    But, okay... Iain Alexander writes some great stories. So does Terry Lynn Johnson (all about dog sledding!). Mordecai Richler's Jacob Two Two books are great fun. Tolkien, of course. And Anthony Horowitz's Alex Rider series.

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  11. I loved Storybound for the middle grade crowd. My seven year old has read several of the I Survive books and enjoyed them. He also likes Encyclopedia Brown and books by Beverly Cleary.

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  12. I'd recommend the Artemis Fowl series. Pretty much amazing! The author is Eoin Colfer.

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