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.