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.

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About Cheri

Hi! I’m Cheri and I’m so excited to be blogging with you! I am a stay at home mom with 4 little girls and one little boy, with another baby girl on the way. We have a third grader, first grader, kindergartner, 3 year old, and 18 month old. So, I guess you can say life is pretty busy. But my heart is even more full than my hands, and I wouldn't change a thing. Like my post? Please comment.
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