This quirky modern dragon story is more about politics than fighting.
Recommended grade level: 6 and up for content, 8 and up for interest
Pages: 312 (for ISBN 9781467710664)
Genre(s) and keywords: fantasy, modern fantasy, Canadian author, international, North America (Canada)
Tone/Style: sensible, humorous
Topics: dragons, music, storytelling, rural communities, government programs, friendship, politics
Themes: truth vs. fiction, being born into a role vs. choosing it, defying tradition
Summary: Listen! For I sing of Owen Thorskard: valiant of heart, hopeless at algebra, last in a long line of legendary dragon slayers. Though he had few years and was not built for football, he stood between the town of Trondheim and creatures that threatened its survival. Continue reading
A relevant drama about changing relationships in middle school.
Recommended grade level: 4-7
Pages: 224 (for ISBN 9781416978046)
Genre(s) and keywords: realistic fiction, diverse, African-American
A mind-bending horror great for reluctant readers.
Recommended grade level: 4-8
Pages: 256 (for ISBN 9781481432320)
Genre(s) and keywords: horror, psychological