Middle grade fiction, Young Adult, non-fiction and graphic novels for kids ages 12 through 15 that read two or three grades below.
Young Adult debut novel, One for the Murphys, by Lynda Hunt is so good, you’ll want more even though you’ve sobbed your eyes out.
This might be the ultimate cross over young adult book for kids. It has a science fiction bent but it’s also appropriate for kids ages 9 and up.
Josh in 6th grade shares his favorite chapter books, a mix of Newbery winners and newly published books.
What age is appropriate for The Hunger Games movies? Do you think it matters if your child has read the book?
Retold Modern Fairy Tales make for a great kids’ book club. Here’s some great chapter books and picture books with an activity for a 4th grade book club.
I first read about this from CraftWhack who got it from Two Adults, One Brown Baby. Then, Doodles and Jots did it, and she says she got the idea from Mrs. Irritation, Saly, as well as the aforementioned CraftWhack and Two Adults, One Brown Baby. So I am joining this bandwagon! Learn more about me by reading my ABCs.
Here’s a great book suggestion for the Sex Talk with your child plus some anecdotes.
If there was yang to Eric Carle’s yang, then this would be What Comes Darkly Thieves by Ben Rubin. It has a folk tale fable quality to it but with an openness and makes a child ask over and over again, “Why?”