“Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.”
― Anna Quindlen, How Reading Changed My Life

Bull Spec

ColumnLogoColorSmallWe get asked by many families at conventions if we have any recommendations for families to read together, so here are some suggestions from among the middle-grade and teen books released this year.  For the middle grades, Rick Riordan books are always a good choice with the newer Heroes of Olympus and Kane Chronicles series being our favorites. 2012 saw the release of Book 3 of both series, The Mark of Athena and The Serpent’s Shadow.  Riordan’s writing craft has improved since his Percy Jackson series, so readers should definitely give these newer series a try.

Newer on the scene but definitely worth the attention of adults and middle grades is the Darwen Arkright series by A.J. Hartley. The first book, Darwen Arkwright and the Peregrine Pact was released in paperback in September 2012 and Book 2, Darwen Arkwright and the Insidious Bleck was released in Nov 2012.  The…

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