So I mainly do a lot of YA reviews on this blog but ever since I posted my review for Sara Varon's Robot Dreams I've gotten a few questions asking what some of my favorite children's books are and which ones I recommend. I thought it'd be a fun thing to do and give you guys some children's book recommendations because let's be honest, all readers started with Amelia Bedelia and the Bobsy Twins, right? Or is that just me? Anyway, here are my top five favorites! Keep in mind that a couple of these have really awesome illustrations!
Author: Kathleen Van Cleve
Synopsis: Eleven-year-old Polly Peabody knows her family's world-famous rhubarb farm is magical. The plants taste like chocolate, jewels appear in the soil, bugs talk to her, and her best friend is a rhubarb plant named Harry. But the most magical thing is that every single Monday, at exactly 1:00, it rains. Until the Monday when the rain just stops. Now it's up to Polly to figure out why, and whether her brother's mysterious illness and her glamorous aunt Edith's sudden desire to sell the farm have anything to do with it. Most of all, Polly has to make it start raining again before it's too late. Her brother's life, the plants' survival, and her family's future all depend on it. Kathleen Van Cleve has woven an unforgettable coming-of-age tale with all the heart and wonder of a Roald Dahl novel.
Author: John Grisham
Synopsis: A perfect murder, a faceless witness, a lone courtroom champion knows the whole truth . . . and he’s only thirteen years old. Meet Theodore Boone.
In the small city of Strattenburg, there are many lawyers, and though he’s only thirteen years old, Theo Boone thinks he’s one of them. Theo knows every judge, policeman, court clerk—and a lot about the law. He dreams of being a great trial lawyer, of a life in the courtroom.
But Theo finds himself in court much sooner than expected. Because he knows so much—maybe too much—he is suddenly dragged into the middle of a sensational murder trial. A cold-blooded killer is about to go free, and only Theo knows the truth.
The stakes are high, but Theo won’t stop until justice is served.
Title: The Doll People (The Doll People #1)
Author: Ann M. Martin & Laura Godwin & Brian Selznick
Synopsis: Annabelle Doll is eight years old-she has been for more than a hundred years. Not a lot has happened to her, cooped up in the dollhouse, with the same doll family, day after day, year after year. . . until one day the Funcrafts move in.
Author: Ann McGovern
Synopsis: A clever young man tricks an old woman into believing that soup can be made from a stone. As the pot of water boils with the stone in it, he urges her to add more and more ingredients until the soup is a feast "fit for a king".
Author: Lemony Snicket
Synopsis: Dear Reader,
I'm sorry to say that the book you are holding in your hands is extremely unpleasant. It tells an unhappy tale about three very unlucky children. Even though they are charming and clever, the Baudelaire siblings lead lives filled with misery and woe. From the very first page of this book when the children are at the beach and receive terrible news, continuing on through the entire story, disaster lurks at their heels. One might say they are magnets for misfortune.
In this short book alone, the three youngsters encounter a greedy and repulsive villain, itchy clothing, a disastrous fire, a plot to steal their fortune, and cold porridge for breakfast.
It is my sad duty to write down these unpleasant tales, but there is nothing stopping you from putting this book down at once and reading something happy, if you prefer that sort of thing.
With all due respect,
I hope you guys enjoy these recommendations and find something y'all like! I've loved all of these books for a few years and some I even own myself. There's something different here for everybody so pick one up and see what happens! Read on bookworms! See you in the next chapter!