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Now that school is back in full swing, kids need to be reading books for book reports, be exposed to different genres and fulfill homework assignments to read for a certain amount of time and so forth. Sometimes it is really difficult to decide what to choose to read when kids are in those middle grades! I asked my two oldest granddaughters to give me a hand for this post and tell me what they have been loving to read lately. They are in grades 7 and 5 this year. Here is what is on their favorites lists and what they have to say about these books.
Heidi Heckelbeck by Wanda Coven: Stories of an ordinary girl who happens to be a witch is one of Jayda's favorites! She loved the fun and silliness of the stories and can't wait to read them all! There are 10 books in the series!
The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate: This is the story of a gorilla who has lived in captivity al of his life, told from his perspective. Shyanne says that even though Ivan is a gorilla, readers can still compare his experiences to their own lives and learn from Ivan's challenges.
Sixth Grade Secrets by Louis Sachar: Shyanne says that if you like humor, this book is for you. She says that it really did sum up what 6th grade was like for her! Sounds like a great choice for a 6th grader!
Wings of Fire Series by Tui T. Southerland: This series is so popular that school librarians can't keep them on the shelves! Shyanne and her brother have both enjoyed these books immensely! This is a fantasy series where dragons are the main characters. There is a lot of action and adventure that kids and adults love!
Horse Diaries by Catherine Hapka: If you have a kid who loves horses like my granddaughters do, they will enjoy these books told from the horses point of view! The nice thing is that there are so many in the series, it will be a long time before they run out of something to read!
I love that these girls have varied tastes that run from fantasy to humor and everything in between. Hopefully some of their ideas will appeal to your kids!
Here are some past reading selections that your kids may enjoy!
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Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!