Check out our selection of 7 Awesome Adventure Books guaranteed to get your middle school children reading. Let the adventures begin!
Ever thought of ditching the corporate world and devoting your life and career to building an NGO that promotes education throughout the world? You’re not the only one. As our children look to more altruistic careers there’s a good chance that many of them will search for a path just like this and this inspiring book might just show them the way
This award wining creative book is a gift to children. Wonderfully interactive and fun, you’re invited to press the yellow dot. Turn the page and it doubles, turn through the next pages and you’re invited to shake the pages, tilt the book and find out what happens next.
By Rick Riordan (Puffin Books)
Guest reviewed by Liam Renzon, age 10
Percy Jackson is a normal teenage kid except for one big difference – he’s the son of the Greek god Poseidon. He has no idea who he really is but suspects something’s up because every letter he reads appears in Greek. One day on a school outing to a museum, his teacher Mrs. Dodds, calls him to another room, transforms into a monster bird and attacks him.
Winnie the Witch is something of a celebrity in children’s literature. What makes Winnie a winner is her friendly, scatter-brained personality. She’s literally an accident waiting to happen – luckily a touch of magic usually sets her straight.
If you haven’t heard the rave reviews of this book – you’re in for a treat. An emotional story that goes far beyond a YA title, I was pulled into the story of cancer patient Hazel and her boyfriend Augustus from the first page. Hazel has cancer in her lungs. She has to walk around with a breath contraption and sleep attached to a machine that breathes for her. Augustus is the ‘healthier’ one – his cancer took his leg but he’s now in remission.
What happens when the new boy in your class is so different, you can’t help but stare when he walks by. And shudder? We’ve all had moments when we’ve hissed at our children not to stare at someone different from them, whether it was a beggar or disabled person. Now we hear the story form the other side, from the boy being stared at. This is one of those books every child should read to get a better idea of the human-ness behind other-ness.