Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Fantasy Literature for Kids

Hello! I hope you are all enjoying our November book, The Spoon in the Bathroom Wall. So far I've heard from a few of you and it seems to be a hit! Spoon is our first adventure into the world of fantasy literature (a type of fiction where magic and the supernatural are important to the plot) so I thought I would take this opportunity to recommend some other fantasies you might like. There are LOTS and LOTS of great fantasy books out there right now (Harry Potter, Eragon, Inkheart, Chronicles of Narnia, just to name a few) but here are a few that are similar to Spoon that you should try...

Golden & Grey by Louise Arnold (art by Brett Helquist - we know all about him!)

When a downhearted ghost becomes the "invisible friend" of an eleven-year-old boy who is an outcast in his new school, the two help each other find their place in their respective worlds.

The Secret Order of the Gumm Street Girls by Elise Primavera

In order to save the town of Sherbet, four girls with very little in common become involved with some people and events that seem to bear a resemblance to "The Wizard of Oz."

May Bird and the Ever After by Jodi Lynn Anderson

Lonely and shy, ten-year-old May Ellen Bird has no idea what awaits her when she falls into the lake and enters The Ever After, home of ghosts and the Bogeyman.

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