Posts Tagged ‘adventure stories for kids’

Ask Reading Kingdom: What is the Right Age for Harry Potter Books?

  JK Rowling has created an empire with the Harry Potter books series.  But what is the right age for children to appreciate these books? Jeffrey asks: How old do you think a child should be before you start reading Harry Potter to him/her? Dr. Marion Blank (Founder of ReadingKingdom.com) answers: There are certain experiences in every field that hold…

Science stories for kids: The Unusual Mind of Vincent Shadow

The Unusual Mind of Vincent Shadow by Tim Kehoe is one of the Reading Kingdom’s recommended science stories for kids. Melissa Gaynor explains why: “What You Need to Know: • Vincent doesn’t give up on his goals and in the end is rewarded for his “unusual mind.” • Vincent has to deal with the loss of his mother and the…

Fictional stories for kids: The Lightning Thief

The Lightning Thief by Miramax Books is one of the Reading Kingdom’s recommended fictional stories for kids. Melissa Gaynor explains why: What You Need to Know: • The Lightning Thief’s enormous popularity led to a major motion picture in 2010 although please note that the movie  is VERY different from the book. • It was a New York Times Notable…

Adventure stories for kids: The Bridge to Never Land

The Bridge to Never Land by Dave Barry is one of the Reading Kingdom’s preferred adventure stories for kids. Melissa Gaynor explains why: What You Need to Know: • A teenage brother and sister become believers when they discover a gold box filled with stardust. • There are many references to Peter Pan and Pearson and Barry’s The Starcatchers Series,…