This quartet from songwriter Andrew Peterson kicks off with On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness, where we meet the three Igiby children and their trusty dog Nugget as they set out on their epic adventure. Quirky and captivating, this series will have kids (of all ages) smiling and laughing … and turning the pages as fast as they can.More info →
The gods of Olympus live on in 21st century America. In the series opener, Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, Percy is a twelve-year-old kid who discovers he’s a demigod--half human, half God-- as the absent father he’s never known is actually Poseidon, king of the sea. In Riordan’s world, the gods still mix with and marry humans, and continue to stir up all kinds of trouble down on earth. 5 books in the series.More info →
This is such a fun story, no matter your age. Stanley Yelnats is a boy with a history of bad luck–all brought on by his "no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather." Yelnats ends up at Camp Green Lake—a juvenile detention center, where there is no lake--and has to dig a giant hole every day in the hot sun. The boys soon discover there may be more to this hole-digging business than punishment. Age 8 and up.More info →
A little boy gets two seemingly mundane birthday presents: a little plastic figurine, and an old medicine cabinet. But it’s not a regular cupboard, and soon enough Omni is given a key to unlock the magic. While I was busy reading Anne of Green Gables as a young girl, my husband was reading this modern classic over and over.More info →
Twelve-year-old twins Gannon and Wyatt have been traveling the world their whole lives. In this adventure book series, the boys visit exotic locales such as Botswana, Egypt, and the Great Bear Rainforest, documenting their explorations all the while as part of their homeschool assignments. These action-packed books will reel in young adventurers, and are a great leaping off point to learn more about the history of exploration.More info →
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