Quick Picks: What My Kids are Reading

As I have been blessed with a large passel of kids with a variety of ages, interests, and reading likes and dislikes, I thought I’d do a “quick pick” list inspired by them. Below are the books my kids are currently reading. If you are looking for ideas for your young reader, maybe one these books will inspire them.

MJ (15-year-old girl, loves to read when she has the time and when she doesn’t)

Current Read:  The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis

Progress: 65% 

Her Review: I love the fairy tale aspect and how the story reveals spiritual truths. The characters are so good, especially Aslan.

Recommend: Yes!

Favorite Books: Some of her current favorites are listed here!


SR (13-year-old boy, takes his time with the books he reads; growing in his love of reading)

Current Read: Monster in the Hollows by Andrew Peterson

Progress:  30%

His Review: I like the adventure, it keeps the book interesting.

Recommend:  Yes.

Favorite Books: Timmy Failure and The Wednesday Wars


JK (13-year-old boy, likes to read; has been known to get lost in a good book from time to time, especially when there is an exciting finish)

Current Read:  North or Be Eaten by Andrew Peterson

Progress:  37%

His Review: I like the adventure.

Recommend: Yes.

Favorite Books: Hunger Games and Boys in a Boat

SG (10-year-old boy, most of the time would rather play basketball)

Current Read:  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

Progress:  35%

His Review: I like it.

Recommend: No, because everyone else has already read it. :)

Favorite Books: Big Nate, Garfield, NBA Legends books


SM (10-year-old girl, reads so fast I can’t keep up with her)

Current Read:  The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani

Progress:  20%

Her Review:  It is an interesting book written in the form of letters and journal entries.

Recommend: Yes, so far.

Favorite Books: Dash, Number the Stars and Fish in a Tree


ZW (10-year-old boy, doesn’t mind reading for homework but likes to play would rather play when he’s done)

Current Read:  The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

Progress:  20%

His Review: I like it, it makes me laugh.

Recommend:  Yes.

Favorite Books: Ranger in Time, Boxcar Children and Magic Tree House


What are your kids currently reading? And, what books would they recommend to fellow readers?

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