Graphic Novels for Boys

Graphic novels are hotter than hotcakes right now. They are quick, easy, full of great artwork, and let's face it, very entertaining. These titles are a must for fans of fantasy adventure. Though I've chosen these for boys, girls will like some of these titles just as much. The same goes for the titles chosen …

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Middle Grade Fairy Fantasy

What's Fairy Fantasy? It's not stories about your well-known, well-loved Disney characters. There are no princesses looking for Prince Charming. These stories are about the hidden Fae world of fairies, goblins, trolls, sprites, kelpies, etc. Those typically tiny creatures who live in your midst undetected until a barrier is breached between the Fae world and …

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Middle Grade Fractured Fairytales

Fractured fairytales are the latest and greatest in fairytale literature. They present themselves in many different ways. Some are set in modern times. Some combine many tales into one. Some crossover between reality and make-believe. Fairytales continue to be very popular with all ages. Check out these books for a modern twist on an old …

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Middle Grade Adventure Fantasy

Rick Riordan staked his claim on the adventure fantasy genre with his wildly humorous take on Greek mythology.  Peter Lerangis followed a similar path by introducing a series on the ancient world wonders. Other authors, such as Eoin Colfer, Suzanne Collins, and John Flanagan, have put out fantasy series with staying power. After nearly a …

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Middle Grade Magical Fantasy

The Uncommoners by Jennifer Bell Beneath London there’s an underworld called Lundinor. Three times a year the Uncommoners come to the under market to trade their magical uncommon objects; lemon squeezer lights, talking bells, instant transport suitcases, invisibility candles. Ivy and her brother enter Lundinor through the suitcase portal, and soon learn that an old …

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