There is a book series that is causing quite a stir at our house. We started with the introduction in the form of a gorgeously illustrated picture book. Then we moved on to the first chapter book. Now we are reading the second. The nine year old could not wait for my slow progress at only two chapters at a time. So he read ahead and finished it in one day. We have already pre-ordered the next two, scheduled for release on October 2.
And we can’t wait for the movie, which hits theaters in November.
If you and your kids are looking for a great series to read together this last half of summer, check out the Guardians of Childhood series by William Joyce. There is adventure, magic, wonder, great characters (the Man in the Moon, Santa, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, the Sandman, a courageous girl named Katherine) and a few scary parts that have thrilled my nine and eight year old kids. For boys and girls ages 7 and up.
To learn more, read my children’s book review, published on Yahoo.