Newtons Book News

Childrens Book Reviews

Archive for the Fantasy Category

Daylight Savings is Gone; Now More Time to Read

Beware – the books listed here are all page-turners and are perfect to read out loud as you settle in for the night.  They are good for ages 9 and above to read independently and they are all good for ages 6 and up to be read out loud. Restart, by Gordon Korman, is an […]

Summertime Books to Travel with and Enjoy

Summer is a wonderful time of year for kids to enjoy the pleasures of reading.  There are books to learn from, to instill creativity, or those to just enjoy without the pressures of deadlines or homework.  Here are some perfect books for kids to help pass their lazy days in the sun or while traveling.  […]

Best Books of the Year

The following books are my favorite books of 2016 for ages nine through fourteen.  They include several different genres and all have storylines so interesting that each book is difficult to put down.  Several of these books are definite Newbery candidates – and that coveted award will be announced in January. Just My Luck, by […]

Summertime = Reading Time

It’s time to go outside and sit beneath the shade of a big leafy tree and begin reading adventures, mysteries, historical fiction and more.  These books are all page turners and are perfect for the lazy, hazy days of summer.  They are perfect for ages 8 and way above.  Several of these books are definite […]

Page Turning Fiction Books

Here are some of the best new fiction books for kids ages eight and older.  There are several types of genres listed here and include fantasy, realistic fiction, humor, mystery and science fiction.  If you’re looking for a book to engage, or get your child excited about reading, this list is for you!     […]

My Favorite Chapter Books of 2015

I reviewed many outstanding books in 2015.  It is a most difficult task to narrow the list down to 14 favorites.  So here are my top favorite books covering several genres.  All but the last book are for kids ages nine through fourteen.  And chances are good that one of these just might receive the […]

Sleepy Time Books

Winter brings long dark nights. It also brings bedtime in cold, windy and snowy conditions. Here are some new picture books that are sure to help settle down youngsters, ages three to seven, and have them begging to be read to again and again. The Princess and the Giant, by Caryl Hart, and brightly illustrated […]

Great Reading for Long Nights

Now that Daylight Saving Time is gone, and darkness sets in much earlier, what better time than now to settle into some outstanding books in the warm comfort of your home? Here are some of the best new books geared for ages nine and up (unless otherwise indicated). But chances are, you’ll enjoy them also […]

Fantastic Fantasy for Summer

Here are some amazing fantasy page-turners for your kids, ages 8 and above, that you or them will want to read and read again and again!  All would be terrific bed-time reading, but warning: your children will not want you to stop!   Alistair Grim’s Odditorium, by Gregory Funaro, is a magical adventure that takes […]

Christmas is Coming!

Christmas Day is right around the corner and time is running out for those special presents for all those special people.  Here are some excellent ideas – and, of course, they are all books!  The first three books are perfect for the entire family.  Appropriate ages will be indicated for the rest of the books. […]