As a reader, I took for granted that my kids would also be readers, and I was confident in my ability to make them love to read. Then, I had four active boys who preferred balls over books, and I felt a bit lost. When it was library time they chose books I had never imagined picking up for them (non-fiction, dinosaur and animal books) and as they got older, the tradition continued, and it was difficult to find titles that sparked their interest.
If fantasy, adventure, magic and a serious epic like Fablehaven are your favorites, give these other titles a try!
If beautiful writing and engaging stories keep you wanting more, these award winning, eye opening books, like Maniac McGee, will satisfy your craving for great literature!
Listening for Lions * Holes * Nightingales Nest * Gone Crazy in Alabama * Esperanza Rising * The Wednesday Wars * Moon Over Manifest * Loser * Matilda * The Lions of Little Rock * Born to Fly * Counting by 7s * Ruby Holler * Tuck Everlasting * The Indian in the Cupboard
If you love the magic and fantasy of Peter and the Starcatchers, try:
Lost Boy: The true story of Captain Hook * Kingdom Keepers * Charlie Bone * The Edge * Inskspell * The Genius Files * The Mysterious Benedict Society * Peter Pan in Scarlet * Treasure Island * Nims Island
If a serious adventure of survival and outdoor mystique is your favorite kind of story, and Hatchet tops your list, check out these other engrossing tales.
Hope this list makes getting your kids reading this summer just a bit easier. Do you have questions? Other books that should be on this list? Let me know!!