Archive for June, 2015

Stunning Bug ABC Picture Book

Stunning Bug ABC Picture Book of the Day

Today I have two beautiful ABC books that feature photographic images. It was hard to choose one for the Picture Book of the Day but in the spirit of summer exploration, I had to go with The Alphabet of Bugs. Here’s hoping that your kids will discover some insect gems from this book in your garden (but not your house!). Read more…

2015 Children's and Teen Choice Book Awards

2015 Children’s and Teen Choice Book Awards & Kid Lit Blog Hop

Kids and teens have picked their favorite books of the year! 2015 Children’s and Teen Choice Book Awards, the only national book awards program where winning titles are chosen by young readers of all ages! This is a great list to look over for summer reading … surprise your teen at sleepaway camp with one of these choices and enjoy the picture book, graphic novel and chapter books with your kids at home! Read more…

Top 10 Multicultural Chapter Books Like Percy Jackson

Top 10: Diversity Chapter Books Like Percy Jackson

I have to applaud Rick Riordan for consciously creating casts of characters of color starting with his Percy Jackson series, particularly his Heroes of Olympus and Kane Chronicle series. Does it make a difference to see yourself in a book? I think so. Does a multi-ethnic cast of characters help a series go supernova? It can’t hurt to cast a wide net and make everyone feel like they belong.

But what about the reader — like my son — who has read every word that Rick Riordan has written and is waiting impatiently for his newest book? I am searching myself and these book are on our list. My son has read some of these and granted his approval; others are on his summer reading list.

How about you? What Action Adventure Fantasy chapter books with diversity and inclusive characters do you recommend? Thanks for your suggestions! My son will definitely check them out!

Drachma with Zeus
ancient Greek Drachma

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