HAPPY INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S BOOK DAY! In honour of the day, I decided that I would share some of my favourite middle grade novels and series. I’ve been a massive bookworm throughout my entire life; reading is and always will be a detrimental part of who I am. I am a strong believer that many of these books payed a role in shaping me into who I am today. I love and appreciate them all so much.
If you know a young reader, I would most certainly recommend any of these fantastic books to them!
Harry Potter – J. K. Rowling
Okay, let’s get the basic ones out of the way. I read the Harry Potter series for the first time when I was eight years old, and like most other people, I instantly fell in love. I quickly devoured the entire series, and immediately proceeded to read them again. And again. And again, and again, and again. Ten years later and this series still remains to be one of my favourites, as I’m sure it always will be.
Recommended for: Honestly, this series is a great pick for anyone of any age. Despite the fact that the target audience is 8-12 years old, they can be read and enjoyed by teenagers and adults too! They are very well-developed and layered stories that include something to appeal to everybody. There is a fascinating magic system, a mystery aspect in most of the books, a little bit of romance here and there, a fantastic cast of characters, lots of action, and the perfect touch of comedy. This is also a great series to read because they have phenomenal movie adaptations!