I am an avid reader. I love all different types of books, but as I was creating this page, I realized that the ones I most often recommend tend to be fantasy. I think there is such fun in finding new worlds and meeting characters that come completely from an author's imagination. I also personally love to read a series. I think it allows you to really get to know characters over multiple adventures and helps create a world that you can live in throughout the different stories. These are just a few of my favorites, but I am constantly reading and finding new books to love!
Fantastic Flying Books
This is my favorite picture book. It is a fun story about how a life is colored and improved by books. There is also a short film based on the book and an app that brings the book to life!
Harry Potter Series
I absolutely love these books and cannot say enough about how amazing they are. Although I do recommend to parents to read the last few because the content does start to get mature, the whimsical fun of this series is worth everyone's time!
The Sisters Grimm series
This series is about two little girls who find out they are descendants of the original Grimm brothers who weren't just story tellers, they were fairy tale detectives. All of the fairy tale characters are really living in Ferryport Landing and prefer to be called Everafters. The Sister Grimm start a new life with their grandmother and find out the truth about this secret world.
The Rangers Apprentice series
This fantasy adventure series focuses on a boy named Will learning to be a ranger in the land of Araluen. He is the apprentice to the gruff Halt who is one of the greatest rangers of all time. Will and his friends travel the world on crazy missions, fight evil enemies and experience the wide variety of lands that surround their country.
The Unwanteds series
This series is still in the process of being written (The Island of Graves is coming out in September) and is rumored to have 7 books planned as the whole series, based on the 7 islands that are a part of this world. This series is a combination of magic and dystopia, which are probably my two favorite genres of fiction. The story begins in the world of Quill, where no one is allowed to be different or creative. Alex and Aaron are twins, but they are very different. Alex finds out that he will be labeled as an "unwanted" because he is creative and uses his imagination. What does that mean? He will be sent away with the other Unwanteds to the great lake of boiling oil. What Alex finds there shocks him and leads to a whole new world.