My boys, however, always loved it when I read to them, and I did, every night, from the time they were babies until they were far too old for bedtime stories. Some books would take us a week or through to get through. When we turned the final page of the 13th book in that series, the three of us were filled with a sense of sadness and loss.
From Nancy Drew to Pippi Longstocking, the legacy of adventurous girls in books is a rich one. The year-old titular character of Simon Van Booy's imaginative new series, Gertie Milkcontinues the legacy of awesomely adventurous protagonists. Gertie Milk has lost all of her memory.
A prehistoric adventure book of survival and conflict that is sure to capture kids' attention—followed by two explosive sequels. Teachers and librarians have found that our books enrich kids' vocabularies and thinking skills. Young adults—both boys and girls— and teens have found this book series exciting, gripping, and full of surprises.
The action zips along to keep readers entertained throughout. The plots range from curious to peculiar to crazy. Reviews for beginning readers up to teen readers. And the illustrations are marvelous.
Gone are the themes of extreme fantasy or acute realism that polarize YA novels inand in their place is a much softer, otherworldly take on childhood mystery, reminiscent of classics such as The Secret Garden or A Little Princess. Carnival Magic continues the story of siblings Tess, who is heading into 6th grade, and Max, a year younger, who live in the United States but frequently jaunt to England to stay with their aunt and have mystical adventures. In the book, the two end up time-traveling with an old-school carnival and have to figure out how to get home.
These adrenaline-pumping titles are guaranteed to captivate and enthral teenagers. They feature fantastical worlds, incredible creatures, mysterious magic and unforgettable adventures. Below are just some of the best adventure books for teens, featuring much-loved authors such as Philip Pullman, Suzanne Collins and Garth Nix.
Jane Prowse has given us our own female Alex Rider. I loved the descriptions, the action, the heart-stopping moments where deceit lurks just around the corner. The story is fabulous, while almost hidden profoundness is scattered in every chapter.
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Choose your own path with choose your own adventure books for adults at the King County Library System. These are still available at your local library branches, along with a modern graphic novel version. Though these days, the genre in which you get to be the protagonist of your own story has reemerged in all sorts of ways, this time for people of all ages and interests.