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Read on, and Dream on

There are certainly days when I feel like the kids homework is energy wasted on the most random information. I am sure you can agree. However, reading is never time wasted. It is a time to explore without leaving the comforts of your favorite comfiest nook in your home. As I create a reading nook for each child, we will be sharing a few of our favorite books with you. Eventually having the kids share their opinions of the books they are reading themselves.

The Secret Lake 

Kids ages 8 – 11

A lost dog, a hidden time tunnel and a secret lake. A page-turning time travel adventure. Now enjoyed by thousands of young readers!

When Stella and her younger brother, Tom, move to their new London home, they become mystified by the disappearances of Harry, their elderly neighbour’s small dog. Where does he go? And why does he keep reappearing wet-through?

Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja

Kids ages 9 and up | Grade Level: 4 and up

My name is Chase Cooper, and I’m a 6th grade ninja. It’s my first day at a different school and the only person I know is my cousin, Zoe (but she might be a little too cool for me). I was just another scrawny kid until a group of ninjas recruited me into their clan. It was a world of trouble I wasn’t prepared for, which is why I kept this diary (or “chronicle” as my dad would call it) – to warn other kids about the dangers of becoming a ninja. They say history is destined to repeat itself… well, not if I can help it.

Sophie Washington: The Gamer

Kids Ages 7-12

Sophie and Cole’s parents want her to give up tattling and him to give up playing his video games for 40 days before Easter. The kids agree, or so their parents think…Soon after Lent begins, Cole starts sneaking to play his video games. Things get out of control and he comes to his sister for help. Should Sophie break her promise and tell on him?


Kids ages 8 – 12 Grade Level 3 – 6

Red is an oak tree who is many rings old. Red is the neighborhood “wishtree”—people write their wishes on pieces of cloth and tie them to Red’s branches. Along with a crow named Bongo and other animals who seek refuge in Red’s hollows, this wishtree watches over the neighborhood. You might say Red has seen it all.  Until a new family moves in. Not everyone is welcoming, and Red’s experience as a wishtree is more important than ever.

Funny, deep, warm, and nuanced, this is Katherine Applegate at her very best—writing from the heart, and from a completely unexpected point of view.

This book has Common Core connections.

Fortnite Tale

For Kids Ages: 8 and up

The Fortnite Source is in grave danger… its creator is dying.

Leviathan, Sage of The Fortnite Source, knows his time is up. In his desperation, he identifies his successor. But there’s a problem. His enemies have gotten to him first. And they’re about to spill his darkest secrets. 

June Peters, You Will Change The World One Day

Kids Ages 5 – 12 Grade Level 3 – 6

June Peters, You Will Change the World One Day aims to encourage young children by teaching them the value of giving back to others. Through this book, children will learn that at any age they can make a difference in the world around them. June, is a natural-born giver always putting the needs of others before her own. This book is thought-provoking and exciting, parents and children will both enjoy reading it.

Have your kids read any of the above books?

Share their thoughts with us below. Or share with us the books they are reading now.

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