Archive for the ‘Books Ages 9-12’ Category
My boys and I enjoyed this book a few years back; I can’t believe I didn’t write about it back then.
There are four books in this series and each is full of time travel, history, mystery, action and adventure. We enjoyed reading them and now…
the first book is free on Kindle for a limited time!
The Underground Railroad is one of our family favorites from Adventures in Odyssey. The story brings to life the journey of the Ross family as they escape slavery and run for freedom with the help of the Underground Railroad.
I wouldn’t recommend it for children under the ages of 6-7 as the topic and some of the scenes can be frightening but it is all done with excellent acting and in good taste.
Another audio story my youngest loves is Passages ~ Darien’s Rise ~
This story is about a brother and sister, Anna and Kyle as they explore an old house in the outskirts of the town of Odyssey. While there, the children are transported to the land of Marus–and the adventure begins!
The Audio CD is based on the first book in the Passages series ~
My youngest fell in love with the story and is enjoying reading the other 5 books in this delightful series.
Click here to find out more about these great audio and reading books!
Around the holidays, I like to highlight books that make wonderful Christmas gifts under the tree. One of our most loved family traditions is to have a small Christmas tree about 2 feet tall in the boys rooms filled with Christmas lights.
On Christmas Eve, we place a wrapped present (always a book) under each of their trees with a candy cane on top. It’s the first thing the boys see when they wake up and we’ve continued this tradition even as the boys have gotten older – at their request.
This book would make a wonderful Christmas present under the tree!
Reading Ages: 10 and up
No Passengers Beyond This Point by Gennifer Choldenko is a book filled with action, mystery, suspense and fantasy all rolled up into one fascinating tale!
Three siblings – India, Finn and Mouse embark on an adventure that begins with sadness. The story opens with the family having less than 48 hours to vacate their home due to foreclosure. The plan is for the kids to go to live with their Uncle Red in Colorado while their Mom sorts things out.
As you can surmise, the kids are none too happy about the changes!
They board a plane headed for Colorado and once they land, their fantastical journey begins. Things are not as they are supposed to be and the rules make no sense to them. They soon find that time is running short as the children search to find a way out.
Will India, Finn and Mouse ever find their way home?
Click here to watch a video of the book trailer!
No Passengers Beyond This Point by Gennifer Choldenko is a fast paced, suspense filled story that everyone can enjoy. This fantastical tale captivates and engages you till the very last page. My family and I thoroughly enjoyed this book!