The Munchkins

Life with identical twins

Myths and Gods

on January 10, 2017

After Delaney completed the Harry Potter series, she was a little adrift bookwise. We did some research and requested a bunch of books from the library, but she wasn’t into any of them. I’m pretty sure she didn’t even crack most of them open. We continued to go to the library and get books, but she stuck mostly to short chapter books or graphic novels.

There are two kids channels that show movies frequently, Freeform and Discovery Kids I think? The first Percy Jackson movie was on one night so we watched. Delaney was intrigued, and Caden had just checked out the graphic novel for the second Percy Jackson book. Once we realized it was a series, Delaney was in and we checked it out from the library. While we were in Arizona she finished the first book. Since we were still on hold for the second, we hit up Target and bought the series. She plowed through those books!

I think she likes/needs the huge fantasy worlds that are created in these books. The characters have depth, there’s action and adventure, and some sort of hero. It feeds into their superhero fascination and explains why she just doesn’t get into the Little House books or any of the Beverly Cleary books. Or honestly, any book I ever recommend.

This has opened up a whole new world of books for her. Rick Riordan has written a ton of books, so she’s working her way through those, but she’s also seeking out other books/graphic novels about the gods, Olympus, myths, and Thor. She’s super into reading again which I love! I have to check on her after lights out or she’ll sneak her light back on and try to read some more.

8 responses to “Myths and Gods

  1. Heather says:

    She might still be a little young but eventually Anne McCaffrey and Mercedes Lackey both wrote really great series I enjoyed (also love Fantasy type stuff). Robin McKinley wrote Hero and the Crown and the Blue Sword which are also really good. I still reread them at least once a year 🙂

    • Erin says:

      Mercedes Lackey sounds so familiar but I’m not sure if I’ve read any of her books. It will be good to have a few authors on standby for when she’s ready!

  2. We got the chance to meet RR a few years ago (we won a contest at a local indie bookstore) and got to tour an Egyptian museum with him (well, the kids did; the parents hung back & watched from afar.) He was fantastic with the kids & very much into learning from the docents. It was an excellent day!

  3. Ananda says:

    Riordan has multiple series…all awesome. I ditto Robin McKinley. Read BLUE SWORD first. (IMO) Female protagonist….really a great story!

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