The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan I finally got around to reading this, months after Amber (10) was raving about it. It’s no wonder she loves this series. It’s full of adventure and mythology, trustworthy friends and angry monsters. Percy Jackson is having a tough time. He’s being kicked out …

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, illustrations by Dave McKean (Reading level: Ages 9-12) I just finished The Graveyard Book, and no one warned me. No one told me how attached I would become to the graveyard residents and Bod’s life there that I would end up crying when Bod …