Kids’ Books I Like: Obscure and Awesome

As you can see from the title, this week I’ve chosen a few of my favorite books that are less widely known, but first I have to correct a grievous error on my part.  Last week I was all about the new books I’ve stumbled upon recently.  Read More Kids’ Books I Like: Obscure and Awesome

Kids’ Books I Like: New Stuff

I have had the pleasure recently to pick up a few books from authors who are new to the YA scene.  I can be a bit mistrustful of new authors, especially if I see book one in a new series. Read More Kids’ Books I Like: New Stuff

Kids’ Books I Like: Garth Nix

I was walking through Barnes & Noble today (it’s my happy place), and I saw that Garth Nix has a new book out!  It’s called Trouble Twisters and it’s written by Mr. Nix and Sean Williams, who has written a number of Star Wars books.  Read More Kids’ Books I Like: Garth Nix

Kids’ Books I Like: Kickin’ It Old School

If you have been in a book store lately, you have probably seen Pride and Prejudice and  Zombies or one of its sequels. I have not read any of these books because I suck and I don’t wanna. However, if you think you might enjoy a Regency novel with a twist, may I recommend Sorcery and Cecelia by Patricia C. Wrede and Caroline Stevermer? Read More Kids’ Books I Like: Kickin’ It Old School

Kids’ Books: Books I Wish My Daughter Didn’t Love

When we are buying books for children, we tend to be drawn to the types of books we might personally enjoy. We can’t help it. It can come as a bit of a surprise when our kids remind us that they have their own tastes, tastes that are different than ours. It’s a positive thing, really.  Read More Kids’ Books: Books I Wish My Daughter Didn’t Love

Kids’ Books I Like: Diana Wynne Jones

Diana Wynne Jones has become one of my favorite authors, but I avoided her for years.  The problem is that her books are not very blurb-friendly.  I don’t know how many times I picked up one of her books, read the back and thought “Meh, maybe next time.”  Then came the wonderful day I decided to give her a try.  Read More Kids’ Books I Like: Diana Wynne Jones

Kids’ Books I Like: More Than Meets the Eye

One of the things that surprised me when I started reading more YA fiction was the depth and maturity of some of the writing.  I love the fact that authors don’t talk down to their readers, just because they’re kids, and they don’t feel the need to write action-packed, fun-filled adventures with no real substance. Read More Kids’ Books I Like: More Than Meets the Eye

Kids’ Books I Like: Books To Make You Laugh

I love love love Terry Pratchett.  I want to say that I love all his books, but in truth I am a Discworld freak.  Most of his Discworld books are for adults, not that teens don’t enjoy them but there have been only five specifically written for younger audiences.  Read More Kids’ Books I Like: Books To Make You Laugh