Reading a fictional novel can help pass the time; take you to places near or far, real or imaginary. This week’s article is on chapter books for kids–let their imaginations run wild!
You can find all of these chapter books on our New Book shelf in the Young Readers’ Room.
Starting off our list is book volume 8.5 of the Keeper of the Lost Cities series entitled “Unlocked.” This new volume will not disappoint fans of this Shannon Messenger series. It is filled with colored photos, character guides for many of the folks in the series, a map of the land and much more. This book was created to read after you’ve finished book 8 and before you read book 9, hence 8.5! Hurry to be the first patron to check it out!
Jumping to another wonderfully written adventure book by Newbery Medal winner Rodman Philbrick, “Wild River” will have readers sitting on the edge of their seats, quickly turning pages to continue the journey! White-water river rafting can be a fun outing, but, it can also be a scary endeavor. Read about middle school student, Daniel, and his other teammates who took a fun, free vacation, or so they think! Check it out soon and maybe you’d like to take a white-water river rafting trip too, or not?
How many of you have read the Stick Dog series written by Tom Watson? Well, if you have, the next volume is ready for you: “Stick Dog Takes Out Sushi.” In book eleven of the series, Stick Dog and his friends will lead you on another tummy busting, hysterical expedition. If you haven’t yet had the privilege to read any of these books, now is your chance! Written for readers ages 8 – 12, Stick Dog will have your reader laughing out loud and wanting more, sushi!
“Serena Says,” written by Tanita S. Davis, will help to shed some light on growing up and learning how to keep a friendship. Have your kids read a blog, written a blog, lost a friend or made new friends? Serena has done all of these things. Wouldn’t life be so much easier if we could delete conversations or erase a bad memory? Serena thinks so. She keeps her blog, but never actually posts any of them. Maybe your child could start their own blog once they read what “Serena Says.”
Stuart Gibbs has written another fabulous chapter book for children entitled “Charlie Thorne and the Lost City.” This is book 2 of 2 in the series of Charlie Thorne. Have you ever been able to decipher a code? Charlie has, and now that she is on hiatus in the Galapagos Islands, she thinks this ‘vacation’ will be relaxing. But, how can someone as smart as Charlie not take an assignment that sounds so exciting? Will Charlie be able to decipher Charles Darwin’s code? Can she overcome the challenges and enemies who are on her trail? Check out this title to find out and maybe you can be the next reader to decipher a secret code?!