This has certainly been a busy week on this blog! As a grand finale, I spent a couple hours tonight making a new parent guide and making the guides available as FREE downloadable PDF files. The new guide is for Speculative Fiction Series. For those of you who don’t know, speculative fiction encompasses fantasy, sci-fi, dystopian and other “weird” fiction. Most (if not all) of the series included in the guide are fantasy, but that may change at some point. If you are interested in the downloadable PDF files, you can find those on the main Parent Guides page. Hope this is helpful to you.
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Good job! It looks like you put a lot of time into this. 🙂
There are a *ton* of books I could recommend in the speculative fiction category–have you ever read anything by Lloyd Alexander? I read many of his books when I was young and thoroughly enjoyed them.
And ahk–I’m not at home, so I don’t have my bookshelf handy… But I do have a long list of great fantasy books for kids! I’ll comment later with them. 🙂
If I did read any of Lloyd Alexander’s books, it was when I was pretty little and I don’t remember them. This list is just for series, but I may try to do another list with individual books at some point.
Neat! That would be a great addition. Perhaps you would consider guest posting a full review sometime?
He did have at least one series, that I know of–the Chronicles of Prydain. They were pretty good, but again, it’s been yeaaars since I’ve read them.
Sure! I would definitely be happy to guest post! (…And now that I’m home, I can hand you a list of some of my favorite novels. ^.^)
“A Wrinkle In Time” and “Many Waters” by Madeleine L’Engle (Both wonderful, although I remember “Many Waters” better.)
The Left Behind Kids series by Jerry B. Jenkins and Tim Lahaye (Loved these!)
All those kids novels by Frank Peretti (Great Christian supernatural/fantasy… Have you read these?)
The Sword in the Stone by T.H. White (Oh my goodness, I absolutely loved this book when I was younger! I still love it, actually.)
And I’m afraid that’s really all I can think of at the moment that would be appropriate for your blog. 🙂 I’m afraid I was a rather strange child, and read Sherlock Holmes and the adult Frank Peretti novels more than “age-appropriate Christian fantasy.” Not that there’s anything wrong with age-appropriate fantasy–I was just never bothered by magic or (sadly) violence in stories, so I read things like Eragon and the Binding of the Blade series and Lord of the Rings when I was quite young and had no issues with those. Hehe.
Anyway. That was an incredibly long and rambly comment. O.O
I’ve read a few of the Left Behind Kids series. And, yeah, my Dad read us Piercing the Darkness and the sequels as well as Lord of the Rings when we were quite young.
We’ll have to get in touch via email to decide when and what you could review. Thanks for agreeing to do so.
Welcome! 🙂 Do you have my email?
Yes, I believe so. I’ll shoot you an email later today, after I finish school.