A word from Liam's Mom:
This list was compiled by my 11-year-old son Liam, who enjoys reading in bed after heís supposed to be asleep.† Heíll sneak a flashlight under the covers, and if we confiscate that? Heíll construct one from his Snap Circuits Electronics Kit. Really.
Below are his recommendations, along with a quote from him about each book. I hope you enjoy them.
by Eoin Colfer
This is a great series about a 12-year-old criminal mastermind and a bunch of fairies who live 50 miles underground.
by Georgia Byng
English kids with awesome powers, pugs, evildoers, chases; what's not to like?
by Bill Harley
Kid finds bike. Kid jumps on bike. Bike flies away with kid. Bill Harley is a great author, and great singer and songwriter too.
by Roderick Gordon, Brian Williams
Indiana Jones-type archeology in modern times done by a 12-year-old kid, with a bit of magic.
by Derek Landy, illustrated by Tom Percival
Forces of evil versus a talking fireball-throwing skeleton.
by Bruce Hale
An awesome series about a 5th-grade gecko detective and his wisecracking mockingbird partner, Natalie Attired.
by Rick Barba
Four kids — Cyril Wong, Lucas Bixby, Jake Bixby, and Lexi Lopez — find an abandoned outpost in the middle of Stoneship Woods, holding the coolest gear in the world.
by Erin Hunter
You don't know how organized feral cats can be. After being separated from the rest of Thunderclan, Greystripe has to learn to survive on his own, without becoming a kitty-pet.
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About Liam H.
I learned to read at age 3, and haven't stopped since. I take a book with me pretty much anywhere I go, and it sometimes needs to be pried away from me if my parents want me to do other things (like eat, bathe, or acknowledge their existence).
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