Fantastic KidLit

KidLit for me means books in which the protagonist is somewhere between 11 to 14. These books are geared towards 9-12-year-old readers, though the ones I recommend below can be enjoyed by all ages.

NOTE: There are NO SPOILERS on my website!!! I hate knowing anything about a story before I begin reading it. I don’t even read the back of the jacket before I start a book!

Refer to my 5-star rating system to learn what the stars mean.

 

Mull, Brandon. Fablehaven. New York, Aladdin Paperbacks, 2006. Print.

4-stars. First book in a five-book series. Great read. I read it out loud to my eight-at-the-time daughter, who loved it. I did too!

Mull, Brandon. Fablehaven: Rise of the Evening Star. New York, Shadow Mountain, 2007. Print.

4-stars. Book 2 in the series. Does not disappoint. As I was reading it out loud to my eight-at-the-time daughter, (who loved it too), my then-eleven-year-old-son overheard, and stuck around for the rest of the book. And the rest of the series!

Mull, Brandon. Fablehaven: Grip of the Shadow Plague. New York, Shadow Mountain, 2008. Print.

4-stars. Book 3 in the series. Great read. I believe this is the point where I decided that Brandon Mull is one of my new favorite authors.

Mull, Brandon. Fablehaven: Secrets of the Dragon Sanctuary. New York, Shadow Mountain, 2009. Print.

4-stars. Book 4 in the series. Dragons! Fairies! Trolls!

Mull, Brandon. Fablehaven: Keys to the Demon Prison. New York, Shadow Mountain, 2010. Print.

4-stars. Book 3 in the series. Great read. I believe this is the point where I decided that Brandon Mull is one of my new favorite authors.

Mull, Brandon. Beyonders: A World Without Heros. New York, Simon & Schuster, 2011. Print.

4-stars. Book 1 in the Beyonders series. Both my then-eight-year-old daughter and then-11-year-old son really enjoyed me reading this book to them. We all had a hard time putting it down at bedtime!

Mull, Brandon. Spirit Animals: Wild Born. New York, Scholastic, 2013. Print.

5-stars. First book in a five-book series. Great read. Very creative, and very interesting. My then-eight-yearl-old daughter and I loved it!

Stiefvater, Maggie. Spirit Animals: Hunted. New York, Scholastic, 2014. Print.

4-stars. Book 2 in this series. Great read.

Nix, Gareth & Wiliams, Sean. Spirit Animals: Blood Ties. New York, Scholastic, 2014. Print.

4-stars. Book 3 in this series. Again, a great read.

Hale, Shannon. Spirit Animals: Fire and Ice. New York, Scholastic, 2014. Print.

4-stars. Book 4 in this series. Does not disappoint, though the plots are getting a little predictable. I’m hoping for something new in the next book.

Sutherland, Tui T. Wings of Fire: The Dragonet Prophecy. Scholastic, 2012. Print.

5-stars. Very original, very creative, very interesting. I really enjoyed reading it to to my daughter. Can’t wait to start book 2 in the series!

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