Owl Diaries #6: Baxter is Missing
Written and Illustrated by Rebecca Elliot
Age Level: 5 - 7
Grade Level: K – 2
This is a great series for young readers who want to get into chapter books. Eva has two problems to solve. Her pet bat Baxter is missing. It’s all she can think about even though she’d love to win a writing contest. It’s impossible! !How can Eva write a story when Baxter might be in danger? Don’t be afraid! Eva finds a happy ending for both her problems!
The Seven Tales of Trinket
Written by Shelley Moore Thomas
Age Level: 8 - 12
Grade Level: 4 – 6
This was one of the first books I read when I started journaling about my reading. I remember loving this story back in 2012. I still do!
Trinket is an orphan. Her mother died, and her father disappeared. There’s only one thing to do – to become a storyteller like her father. She sets off on a quest to become a bard. She must find seven tales of her own, and that isn’t easy. Each story becomes more difficult to find, to tell. Along the way Trinket learns what happened to her father, and it changes her life forever. Curious? You’ll have to read all seven tales for yourself.
The Wizards of Once
Written by Cressida Cowell
Age Level: 9 - 12
Grade Level: 3 – 7
Xar is a Wizard boy without a trace of magic, but he’ll do anything to get it.
Wish is a Warrior girl who owns something forbidden, something magical, and she’ll do anything to conceal it.
Xar and Wish thought they were on a regular adventure, searching for something they needed, something to keep secret from their parents. But along the way they meet and find themselves in the middle of a perilous quest. Something that’s been sleeping for centuries is calling them. There’s danger ahead and an unexpected ending.
Curious? Check out this book. It’s the first of a trilogy. I can’t wait to read the next two to find out what happens to Xar and Wish.
Whenever I read or write, I find a comfy chair with a great view. I get my favorite drink, stretch out, and let the words take me away.