Guest post: Anna-Mazing book recommendations for the kids in your life

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My mom asked me to write a guest post on some books other kids might like. Here are some recommendations for parents who are looking for reading material for their kids. The way I’m going to do this is I’ll first list a book that you probably have read or heard of first, and then I’ll put my similar recommendation next.

Little WomenThe Penderwicks series

Little Women (Louisa May Alcott) and The Penderwicks (Jeanne Birdsall) are both about families of sisters, who (despite the fact that they often have disagreements) love each other a lot.

Harry Potter Keeper of the Lost Cities

Harry Potter (J.K. Rowling) and Keeper of the Lost Cities (Shannon Messenger) are both about kids who find out at an early age that pretty much everything they know about the world is wrong. They’re both a 7-book fantasy series (for Keeper of the Lost Cities it’s currently a 7-book series) about kids who have to struggle and fight their way to find the truth.

The Boxcar ChildrenThe Mixed up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

The Boxcar Children (Gertrude Chandler Warner) and The Mixed up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler (E.L. Konigsburg) are both about self-dependent kids who accidentally run into a mystery, and they’re both very fun.

Nancy Drew - The Wollstonecraft Detective Agency

Nancy Drew (Carolyn Keene) and The Wollstonecraft Detective Agency (Jordan Stratford) are books about mysteries solved by teenage girls. Both series can be a bit scary/creepy at times, so watch out!

WonderOut of My Mind

Wonder (R.J. Palacio) and Out of My Mind (Sharon M. Draper) are both sad and touching books about kids with disabilities that set them apart from others. If you like a bittersweet read that will immediately suck you in, you’ll like (both of) these book(s).


I hope you enjoyed my recommendations! If you want to hear more updates about my recent reads, visit Anna-Mazing Blog!

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Anna is 10 years old and in 5th Grade. She’s a faster reader than her mom. Her first word was “book” in sign language.

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