Great Juvenile Books for Adults and Kids Alike

I love to read. To the point that I sometimes DON'T read simply because I know it can consume my time. However, in the last couple months, I've really gotten into some great books because my husband loves to read at night and I found it very boring to not have something to read as well.  It all started one day when I was at the library with my children and I was helping my daughter find a book to read.  

While in the Juvenile Fiction section, I found what looked like a promising good book.  I enjoy basic fantasy and thought it would be good to grab an easy read.  What I didn't expect was that I would LOVE the book and get hooked on Juvenile Fiction.  

Since then, I have read literally dozens of Juvenile Fiction books, many of which I have recommended to my children or friends' children to read.  Now I'd like to recommend them to you.

What I love about these books is that they are CLEAN.  No language, no impropriety, nothing that I would not want my children to read.  Nothing that I wouldn't want to read outloud to them.  I love that.  These are good books written for the sake of the story, not for selling something else.  Not for making children grow up too fast, but allowing them to be lost within another world that, as parents, we don't mind them getting lost in.  

I hope from this list, you can find a great book too.

The Land of Stories--Chris Colfer

  • The Wishing Spell
  • The Enchantress Returns
  • A Grimm Warning

The Unwanteds--Lisa McMann

  • The Unwanteds
  • Island of Silence
  • Island of Fire
  • Island of Legends
  • Island of Shipwrecks
  • Island of Graves

Wings of Fire Series--Tui T. Sutherland

  • The Drangonet Prophecy
  • The Lost Heir
  • The Hidden Kingdom
  • The Dark Secret
  • The Brightest Night
  • Moon Rising
  • Winter Turning

The Ascendance Trilogy--Jennifer A. Nielsen

  • The False Prince
  • The Runaway King
  • The Shadow Throne

The Menagerie--Tui T. Sutherland

  • The Menagerie
  • Dragon on Trial
  • Krakens and Lies

The Silver Bowl Series--Diane Stanley

  • The Silver Bowl
  • The Cup and the Crown
  • The Princess of Cortova

Phoenix Rising Trilogy--Erica Verrillo

  • Elissa's Quest
  • Elissa's Odyssey
  • At World's End

The House of Secrets Series--Chris Columbus & Ned Vizzini

  • The House of Secrets
  • Battle of the Beasts

The Map to Everywhere--Carrie Ryan and John Parke Davis

Bella at Midnight--Diane Stanley

The Princess of the Wild Swans--Diane Zahler

Sleeping Beauty's Daughter--Diane Zahler

The Thirteenth Princess--Diane Zahler

Ivy's Ever After--Dawn Lairamore

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Toulane--Kate DiCamillo

Rump--Liesl Shurtliff

My other favorite books are by Shannon Hale, but she isn't a Juvenile Fiction author, rather a Young Adult.  I still love these books and how clean they are.  They just may be a little harder for young readers to enjoy, depending on the child.

The Princess Academy Series

  • The Princess Academy
  • Palace of Stone
  • The Forgotten Sisters

Goose Girl Series

  • Goose Girl
  • Enna Burning
  • River Secrets
  • Forest Born

When I see them listed out like that, not only am I amazed at how many books I've read in the last year, but I also am filled with warm memories of incredible books transporting me to a new world.  I am sure there are several more that I've forgotten about, but that's okay.  When I discover them again, it'll be like meeting an old friend.

If you liked this post, you might also like:


What do you think? Please share your comments.

Posted in All Writers, Cheri, For You, Me Time, The Moms | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Home Remedy for Fungus and Warts

Seven years ago, I got a pedicure.  And a foot fungus.  I will never forget the day because it was the day my daughter was born.  Shortly thereafter, I noticed 7 of my toenails turning ugly colors.  All fell off…except … Continue reading

Posted in All Writers, Challenges, Cheri, For You, Health & Weight, Illness, The Moms | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A New Perspective, Part 2

A few days ago, I posted about gaining a new perspective on housekeeping.  After writing that, I started thinking that there should be a follow up.  A Part 2.  Because the opposite can happen as well. Let me explain.  How … Continue reading

Posted in All Writers, Challenges, Cheri, Cleaning Tips, Family, Finding a Balance, For You, Goals, Laundry, Organization, Organization, Spring Cleaning, The House, The Moms | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A New Perspective on Housekeeping

Have you ever sat at a red light and waited, and waited, and waited.  Like for 5 minutes sitting at that red light, while you get more and more frustrated at how LONG the light is?  Have you ever actually … Continue reading

Posted in Challenges, Cheri, Cleaning Tips, Family, For You, Laundry, Organization, Organization, Spring Cleaning, The House, The Moms | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Homemade Pizza/Pizza Casera
(Español abajo)

homemade pizza

My son is in Colombia and requested that I share our family pizza recipe with some of the people he has met there.  So I’m going to post it here first in English then in Spanish. I like to use … Continue reading

Posted in Allergy Free, Cooking Tips and Tricks, Food, Gluten Free, Recipes, Sunny | Leave a comment

Christmas Party Invitation free printable

Christmas is busy enough, but one thing I feel is worth a bit of extra work is getting together with neighbors to remember what Christmas is really about.  Because I want them to know this is special, I want to … Continue reading

Posted in Christmas, Christmas Parties, Holidays, Sunny | Leave a comment

Thanksgiving Games

When I was growing up, our tradition to show our gratitude on Thanksgiving consisted of going around the table and everyone taking a couple minutes to share what they were grateful for.  While this was nice, it was also boring … Continue reading

Posted in Activities, All Writers, Cheri, Fun, Games, Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving Activities & Crafts, The Moms, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Family Service Idea

"El Bichito" children

Okay, this may not seem so “real” to you, but it is for me. Have you ever wished for ways to help your kids learn to recognize their blessings besides just telling them what they are? Or to realize that they are fortunate … Continue reading

Posted in Adventures, Challenges, Family, Learning, Sunny | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Make School Lunches Easier

In returning to school this year, I wanted to find a system that would work well for our daughters to help make the mornings less chaotic.  When our oldest was in kindergarten, I made her lunch every night for the … Continue reading

Posted in All Writers, Budgeting, Cheri, Cooking Tips and Tricks, Family, Food, For You, Goals, Life is Better With..., Me Time, Money Saving Tips, school, The Moms, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Want to take your own U.S. passport photos?

Taking your own passport photos

If you want to take your own passport photos, the State Department’s web site has all the details on passport photo requirements. It’s not all that complicated, though if you want to avoid a hassle, you can pay $10.99 at … Continue reading

Posted in Family, Money Saving Tips, Sunny | Tagged , , | Leave a comment