Books My Girls Are Reading: The Magic Faraway Tree and The Adventure Island series
Books My Girls Are Reading is a short column in the weekly Frog Mom newsletter that tells readers exactly what my girls are reading right now. It’s not long, it’s more like a bedtime read update. It features a book per girl, though my 9-year old is such a voracious reader that she should in all fairness get 5 books a week. This particular column was published in the Frog Mom newsletter on October 31, 2012.
For my 7-year old: The Magic Faraway Tree
By Enid Blyton
Published by Oakhill Publishing
My 7-year old asked me to google “the Faraway Tree” yesterday so she could go there. It’s in Enchanted Wood where Moonface, Saucepan Man and Silky Fairy live. Sounds like her kind of place.
For my 9-year old: Adventure Island Series
By Helen Moss
Published by Orion Children’s Books
Described as “the Famous Five meets Artemis Fowl”, this series was recommended by a librarian who said “if your girl’s read Enid Blyton, she’ll like this.” Indeed my 9-year old is going through each title like lightning. The first one was The Mystery of the Whistling Caves, then The Mystery of the Midnight Ghost. She’s now reading The Mystery of the Hidden Gold. Great for young adventure seekers.