The new Anansi Mystery series is a well written afro-centric adventure and fantasy series for pre-teens. When twins, Karabo and Siphe, overhear some workers complaining about strange goings on at the construction site for the new library, Karabo is determined to discover what is going on. Together with their friend Bandile and his dog Zuko, they get pulled into a ghostly adventure.
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Check out our selection of 7 Awesome Adventure Books guaranteed to get your middle school children reading. Let the adventures begin!
Soul Surfer is the bestselling inspirational autobiography of a talented young surfer girl who lost her arm in a near-fatal shark attack—and triumphantly returned to competitive surfing.
The Children of Blood and Bone is a highly celebrated West African inspired fantasy for young adults that mixes dark magic with adventure and deadly danger.
Aurora and the Popcorn Dolphin is the third book in the Songbird Cafe Girls series for preteens about friendship, family and life.
Beast Quest is a bestselling fantasy adventure series for 7-11 year olds that boasts over 130 books and millions of fans around the world. In series 1 the story starts in the land of Avantia, where the evil wizard Malvel has cast spells on the great protective beasts of the land, including Ferno the Fire Dragon who watches over Southern Avantia, protecting the water supply for all the people.
Written by Jude Watson (Scholastic) Guest reviewed by Nathalie Hosten, Grade 8, Aka`ula School, Molokai, Hawaii Loot is one of my most favorite books of all time. If you met the main character, March, you would probably think that he’s a normal American teenager. He’s...
No matter the life experience, adventure or challenge a child is going through, I always find myself thinking: ‘There’s a book for that!’ And now there is a book to tell you which book they should read.
Dead Man’s Cove is the first of an exciting detective series about Laura Marlin, an 11 year old orphan. All her life, Laura has lived in a Children Home and she has always dreamed of finding a home of her own. When she moves to Cornwall to live with her uncle the mysteries start to pile up.
The Dragon Slayers Academy is a fantasy adventure series about an unlikely hero called Wiglaf, the soft-hearted, oft-bullied youngest of a large, poor family. Wiglaf does all the work and gets picked on because he won’t kill any living thing. Then he learns how to be a dragon slayer. Filled with humour – this is a perfect beginner chapter-book series for reluctant readers.
Fantastic Beasts brings the wizardly world from England to the streets of New York. When Magizoologist Newt Scamander arrives in New York, he plans a brief stopover. He might have come and gone without incident, were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt’s fantastic beasts. Now both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds are about to collide and it looks like trouble!