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?
My 6th grader is in need of more chapter books, particularly chapter book series in the adventure/fantasy and realistic fiction genres. I’ve picked books for her and I’ll report back on which ones she wants me to buy.
Don’t miss The Hunger Games movie trailer, but try to read the book first before you see the movie. You have time … it’s coming out March 23, 2012. The trilogy is recommended for ages 10 and up.
Top 100 Young Adult (YA) Novels: From Persnickety Snark based on a poll she ran all year.
Teens’ Top Ten is a “teen choice” list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year! These are the 2010 winners.
I am thrilled that she is loving to read and now that she is cranking through book series, I am noticing a pattern: she loves fast paced, fantasy adventure books, particularly those in which the main characters possess special powers. I asked her for her Top 5 Series recommendations and all fit the bill except for The Mysterious Benedict Society. These series also have unisex appeal as I have noticed that she is lending out her books to both male and female classmates. Finally, these books are appropriate for a wider audience beyond 5th grade, I’d say the range is grades 3rd through 8th.
Young Adult — rife with explicit abuse, violence and depravity? Or not!
A whole slew of children’s book awards including the Sheffield, Costa, O’Dell and Children’s Book Award.