Discussion in 'Non-WOT - Literature and Fiction' started by Ephrem Elpidius, Sep 21, 2019.
Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor
She is actually going to be very happy tomorrow. Starisght (Skyward Book 2) just shipped today, and arrives tomorrow. I told her she can read it even before I do because I am just so happy she loves reading.
Awesome!! I am also super excited for tomorrow.
Any specific graphic novel recommendations? My daughter (12yo) has read a few ranging from the new Babysitter's Club graphic novels to Hockey!. However we're having a hard time finding others she's particularly interested in. I keep suggesting non-graphic novels, too. However, she promptly asks, "Is it a graphic novel," and then groans when my response is "probably not."
My son (15yo) likes graphic novels much better than chapter books, too.
Eta: I'm having them read through a list of Goodreads search results for "graphic novels" to see if anything sounds intriguing, too. **crosses fingers**
All's Faire in Middle School is a good one.
Lumberjanes!! They're so good. I guess it's technically a comic series not a graphic novel? Still. They're perfect for a 12 yr old.
When I was that age my favorite graphic novel was Elfquest
You mentioned she reads at about 7 to 8. May I recommend the Phantom Tollbooth? A classic and a very good read. Another good book, which is a true story is Island of the Blue Dolphin which is about a young girl left alone on an island. I tend to love the classics.
Another thing that's billed as YA which I loved was Sanderson's Reckoners series. I can't fully remember if there's much violence in the books; it might be more appropriate for teens.
Animorphs. I will never not take a chance to recommend that one
I second that. Such a good series and thoughtful ending.
I love The Enchanted Forest Chronicles by Patricia Wrede, fab young adult series!
Also has she read the Narnia series? I feel those get forgotten sometimes.
For strong female lead try Vega Jane Series by David Baldacci.
Anything by Garth Nix, particularly Sabriel and the rest of the Old Kingdom series. I picked that up when I was 11-12. Very strong female leads in that series
Also, Maria V Snyder's Study series. I love those books.
I should remember this in a few years for when my daughter is 12.
If you'd wanted strong female characters in the 7-10 age range, I could probably name a dozen book series that she has read
What about the Pern books but Anne McCaffrey? Specifically the Harper Hall trilogy (Dragonsong/Dragonsinger/Dragondrums). I don't know if this series is exactly age appropriate or not but I remember loving it as a younger reader.
Wasn't expecting anymore recommendations thanks everyone.
I can share a couple that my niece has ended up loving if it might help anyone else too, they are her all time favorite books, 'Tales of an 8-Bit Kitten, An Unofficial Minecraft Adventure parts 1 and 2'
Anything the kids can relate to today really helps them read more, and like most kids my niece loves Minecraft, this is a proper book though, very few pictures, lots of words, so I am thankful to the author who made them, getting kids to read is very difficult in this day and age.
The Xanth series by Pierce Anthony is fairly good. The entire series is filled with puns (a shoe horn is literally a horn in the shape of a shoe)
Oh my gosh I had forgotten about that series! I loved all the puns!
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