I am a reader. I could spend hours in a bookstore, just checking out all of the books, finding old novels I loved, spying new ones I want to tackle. Yup, I love to read. I do not read as much as I would like and these days, when I am reading, I'm reading to my kiddo. She's taking the first steps into the whole beautiful world of books. I've already thought about all of the young adult books (many that are series) I can't wait for her to read in a few years, ones I will happily re-read right along with her. A few that I'm chomping at the bit for her to love as much as I do? Here they are:
Summerland by Michael Chabon - A journey that follows Ethan Feld as he has to enter an alternate world to find his father and save everyone. The novel pairs fantasy and baseball...and is a perfect read for boys and girls alike.
The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins - Totally hot right now, I love this series as it explores the issues of class, strength and family in the midst of a spectacular science-fiction world. Katniss Evergreen is a complex, compelling character for Kiddo to admire.
The Gallagher Girls series by Ally Carter - A spy school for girls is the main backdrop for these fun reads. Talk about strong girls role models-- these gals can speak a gazillion languages and break spy codes, all while dealing with typical middle school-high school issues.
The Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan -- Kiddo will learn about Greek gods and more when she delves into these novels with adventures that span all areas of the earth (as well as those areas beyond Earth). They are penned by the masterful storyteller Rick Riordan, and the cover art is by the awesome John Rocco.
The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling -- Of course, I mean, I've mentioned my love for the series here often and I know my daughter will fall in love with the world and the characters as much as I did. J.K. Rowling explores life, death, good, evil, friendship, loyalty and yes, magic.
What favorite books do you want your kids to read? Have they tackled any of them yet -- and did they love them as much as you did?