Gust Post by Maria Rainier, Writer for http://www.onlinedegrees.org/blog/
Arguably the best season of the year, Spring is a time associated with the natural renewal and vibrance of life. It’s also a great time for kids to sit out in nature and enjoy the weather with their favorite book. Accordingly, I’d like to list off some timeless reads for youngsters that fit in nicely with the spring aesthetic.
The Redwall Series
This wildly successful series by Brian Jacques involves the adventures of anthropomorphic animals who live in and around the storied Redwall Abbey near Mossflower forest. Mice, badgers, and birds perform courageous feats in a rustic setting of a bygone medieval age. Notable titles include Redwall, Mossflower, and The Pearls of Lutra.
Frances Hodgson Burnett’s classic novel The Secret Garden tells the story of a spoiled and bratty young girl, Mary, who must live with her uncle in an old, dusty manor. While there, Mary hears of a secret garden, rumored to be a place lush with beautiful flowers and breathtaking greenery. Mary makes many life changing discoveries once she finds the storied place, and makes some unexpected friends along the way.
This award-winning civil war-era story written by Irene Hunt explores the life of Jethro Creighton as he grows up during the bloodiest conflict in US history. Hunt tells Jethro’s story with remarkable attention to detail, depicting life in the middle of the nineteenth century with surprising accuracy. It’s a must-read for kids with a passion for history.
Readers of all ages love reliving the story of Bilbo Baggins as he travels with Gandalf the wizard and a host of others in J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic fantasy tale. His depiction of Bilbo’s home, The Shire, is enough to make you want to take a stroll outside and imagine what life with hobbits would be like. This precursor to the famous Lord of the Rings is as good now as it was fifty years ago.
Mark Twain’s story about country life along the Mississippi River as told through the eyes of a young rascal will resonate with plenty of children today. With pitch-perfect dialogue and memorable characters of all kinds, this is an ideal adventure tale for spring reading. Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn are the best troublemakers ever written about, and their story should not be missed.
*Note* The above guest post is from freelance writer, Maria Rainier. Maria is currently a resident blogger at First in Education where she writes about education, online colleges, online degrees etc. This content does not necessarily reflect the views of Better World Books (as our lawyers make sure we say). We love having guest bloggers and invite you to email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in covering a book or topic on the BWB Blog. Thank you, Maria, these are great picks!
What is your favorite young adult book to read in Springtime and why?