Several people have mentioned to me recently that they have been missing our A bookworm's breakfast posts, that they have found them a useful resource for discovering new books for their children. With summer vacation just around the corner, the boys and I thought we would start our book review posts up again for awhile in the hopes that it will encourage kids to keep reading throughout the summer months. Noah has written reviews for three books or series he has found to be especially excellent reads lately, and Will chatted with me about three books or series he's recently really enjoyed so that I could tell you about them.
Noah's picks (age 10):
The Inheritance Cycle (a series of four books by Christopher Paolini)
Half-Brother by Kenneth Oppel
powerless by Matthew Cody
After hearing rumours about the mysterious saviours who have rescued people from doomed situations, Daniel thinks that his new town is definitely weird. Little does he realize at first that his new friends are actually those rescuers. In an encounter with a bully who seems to have supernatural abilities, Daniel learns that his friends and a few other kids have superpowers, but only until they turn 13 years old. Is Daniel the only one who can stop them from losing their superpowers? This book keeps you wondering about why the kids' amazing abilities disappear and what can be done about it, without letting any parents know what's going on. I would recommend it to anyone who likes a blend of mystery and superheroes.
Will's picks (age 8):
Melonhead by Katy Kelly
The Adventures of Tin Tin (a series of comic books by Herge)
Beast Quest (a series of books by Adam Blade)
Noah and Will and I will be back with more book suggestions over the coming weeks; I hope your family will find something new to enjoy from our list! We'd also love to hear about your recent good reads for kids of all ages in the comments section below!