Modern children's books for new adult reader
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I've read two books already, The Boy Who Swam with Piranhas, which I loved, and Igraine the Brave, which was entertaining enough but not as good. I've just picked out my next three books: I, Coriander, The Water Horse, and The Incredible Adventures of Professor Branestawm.
Looking at the publishing dates, I realised I have no idea what's really new in children's books. The most recent book is the David Almond one, and obviously Professor Branestawm is older, but I didn't realise how old the others were - 2007, 2005 and 1990.
What are the big children's books, authors and series since 2000, and especially in the last year or two? I'm talking chapter books/young adult books. Which ones would you say had the most adult appeal?
City of Ember & 2 sequels
The Hunger Games & 2 sequels
Princess Academy by Shannon Hale (This is the only one I've read and I loved it)
Maximum Ride series (more for boys I think)
I also read Girl in Blue by Ann Rinaldi
eta, these are not in the last two years. and are mostly for teens. And I thought of another series to add: The Mysterious Benedict Society
They are on my TBR pile, so I don't know first hand. My high school age son reads a ton. He does not like the fantasy and werewolf stuff that is so popular with teens today. He prefers historical fiction and lately has delved into the classics. He did enjoy the Hunger Games. I think he even spent his own money to buy the last one. Yes, I've heard from others that they are very good. I think the intended audience is teens & YA while the City of Ember is younger teen. Both are Dystopian in nature. I only read two off my recommends, the Princess Academy (very good) and The Girl in Blue which is OK but shorter. I just noticed a sequel to Princess Academy, I wonder if I should look for it.
I second the recommendation for The Mysterious Benedict Society
*The Penderwicks (2007) and sequels . My favorites of all the ones I've read recently.
*the Paul Stewart Far-Flung Adventures series (2004-2006) -- Corby Flood was my favorite of these.
*Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein (2013)
*The Grimm Legacy by Polly Shulman (2010)
*The Neptune Project by Polly Holyoke (probably considered YA, but from 2013)
*Shadows by Robin McKinley (again YA-ish, but from 2013)
at a somewhat lower level,
*A Tale Dark and Grimm by Adam Gidwitz (2010)
*Mr. and Mrs. Bunny, Detectives Extraordinaire! by Polly Horvath (2012)
>5 merrystar:: I enjoyed going to the library with my son years ago, which is why I joined the reading scheme. I think the last book I read to my son was the first Harry Potter book - a chapter per evening. He was old enough to read it himself but still loved me reading to him, and I loved the book.
Good selection of books, I will be looking up some of these after I've done my 6-book challenge.
I will be sad when/if he outgrows reading out loud.