We love including our kids in whatever project we’re working on, and they’ve all been excited to help with our blog and business. So without further ado, here are some great books recommended by our youngest daughter!
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This series is hard to stop reading once you pick it up. Basically a brother and sister have to race to find the five keys to the demon prison before the bad guys try to free them. The keys are hidden in mythical preserves all over the world so each book is themed on a different artifact.
Hamster Princess and Dragonbreath
Hamster Princess is a series of graphic-hybrid books starring a gutsy hamster named Harriet who fights monsters. These books are hilarious and easy to read, and we highly recommend them.
Similarly, Dragonbreath stars a middle school dragon named Danny who can’t breathe fire. In spite of this, he goes on awesome adventures with his buddy Wendell, and they too fight monsters. Both series are fun and you will find yourself re-reading them frequently.
NOTE FROM MOM: we have written a post about dragon gifts for her or for him if you have a child who loves dragons.
The Kane Chronicles
The Kane Chronicles trilogy stars Carter and Sadie Kane, who battle Egyptian monsters and gods to save the world from Apophis, the world-eating snake. Good books with lots of action and humor. Some interesting Egyptian history and culture mixed in with the storytelling and we found it to be educational while enjoying the monster-blasting.
Nevermoor is actually a three-book series, but every book is better than the last. It has magic, a really cool city, and funny characters. I personally liked listening to the audiobook because they do the voices for the characters so well.
This is an awesome book about an academy for time travelers. Both protagonists have to learn to get over their prejudice and work together to save the past and the future. It’s also cool to try to figure out the clues before they do.
From Mom: we’ve also included Glitch in our list of sci-fi books for kids 5th grade and up. Check the list for similar suggestions!
This is actually a history book, because I’m sure your kids need to learn history (NOT! Why do I need to learn about Napoleon? He’s DEAD!). Oh Yikes! teaches your kids history without making them fall asleep. It teaches history era by era, including the gross, weird, and funny facts. I liked it a lot.
If you are a cat person, these are the books for you! This series is about cats who live in a forest in clans. They hunt, fight, patrol, and heal.
The five main clans are Windclan, Thunderclan, Shadowclan, Riverclan and Starclan. There’s a lot of action and a good plot. Not very bloody, considering the claws and teeth.
Do you like magical creatures? Griffins, dragons, pegasi, phoenixes, these books have all the magical creatures you can imagine. They’re also hilarious. Watch out for the pyrosalamanders!
I hope you like these books as much as I did! Still do, actually.- Appaloosa
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