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Superhero School

Kids love superheroes. But… …superheroes are usually found in comics. And parents want kids to read books. Plus, superhero comics are often too violent for younger children. Solution: books with superheroes. Superhero School, by Aaron Reynolds, is just such a book, and it’s terrific. Protagonist Leonard is a kid with super-strength […]

Girls Great books

Halo by Alexandra Adornetto

I’m not so sure it’s a great book… but I can’t seem to put it down. Halo hits all the right buttons for today’s modern tween girl: the main characters are supernatural (angels); there’s a romance; cute and enigmatic boy characters; a spunky yet conflicted girl protagonist. Synopsis Halo tells the […]

Boys Great books

Macdonald Hall

Most of the summer, my son has been absorbed by the Macdonald Hall series, by Gordon Korman. Set in a Canadian boarding school, it’s all about the antics of Bruno Walton and Boots O’Neal, who share a dorm room – and get into a lot of mischievous fun. The MH […]

Boys Great books

The Red Pyramid

Looking for the next great book? Here’s a conversation I’ve had a couple of times recently: Parent: “I need a good book for my son.” Me: “What books has he already enjoyed?” And then the list goes like this, not necessarily in this order: * The Bone series * Diary […]

Girls Great books

Newest Twilight book – free

the short second life of bree tanner – by Stephenie Meyer It’s hot off the press and today until July 5 it’s available free online here. The book is a novella, only 178 pages, and its protagonist is one of the minor characters from Meyer’s earlier novel, Eclipse. Bree Tanner […]

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Theodore Boone by John Grisham

Does your child want to be a lawyer? Does he negotiate bedtime like Alan Dershowitz? Does he want to put the bad guys behind bars? If this is your kid, then you need to buy John Grisham’s new book for young adults, Theodore Boone, Kid Lawyer. Grisham has written 22 […]