Best action & adventure books for children according to redditors

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u/cyborgcommando0 · 294 pointsr/StarWars

There were 5 books released yesterday.

Books Released 12/18:

  1. Before the Awakening - Amazon, Google Play
  2. The Force Awakens Novelization - Amazon, Google Play
  3. Force Awakens, The: Incredible Cross-Sections - Amazon
  4. Force Awakens, The: Visual Dictionary - Amazon
  5. Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Amazon

    If you want to catch up on the new Star Wars Canon check out my video explaining the new canon.
u/wockyman · 83 pointsr/todayilearned

>Bastian had shown the lion the inscription on the reverse side of the Gem. "What do you suppose it means?" he asked. "'DO WHAT YOU WISH.' That must mean I can do anything I feel like. Don't you think so?"

>All at once Grograman's face looked alarmingly grave, and his eyes glowed. "No," he said in his deep, rumbling voice. "It means that you must do what you really and truly want. And nothing is more difficult."

>"What I really and truly want? What do you mean by that?"

>"It's your own deepest secret and you yourself don't know it."

>“How can I find out?”

> “By going the way of your wishes, from one to another, from first to last. It will take you to what you really and truly want.”

>“That doesn’t sound so hard,” said Bastian.

>“It is the most dangerous of all journeys.”

>“Why?” Bastian asked. “I’m not afraid.”

>“That isn’t it,” Grograman rumbled. “It requires the greatest honesty and vigilance, because there’s no other journey on which it’s so easy to lose yourself forever.”

>"Do you mean because our wishes aren't always good?" Bastion asked.

>The lion lashed the sand he was lying on with his tail. His ears lay flat, he screwed up his nose, and his eyes flashed fire. Involuntarily Bastian ducked when Grograman's voice once again made the earth tremble:

>"What do you know about wishes? How would you know what's good and what isn't?"

>- The Neverending Story by Michael Ende - Ch. XV : Grograman, the Many-Colored Death

u/Skithiryx · 47 pointsr/gravityfalls

Lost Legends

Don’t know how it snuck by you, there was a lot of talk about t when it was first released.

u/Sorrento110 · 43 pointsr/StarWars

If you want more information on the apparent relationships between Finn, [](/s "the storm trooper that died in his arms, and the storm trooper with the stun baton"), read this. I haven't had the chance to pick it up yet but it apparently tells the tale of Finn's training and the group of guys he was close with. Some people speculate the two troopers I mentioned above could be any of the multiple guys from his training squadron (whom he was apparently really close to).

u/ashabanapal · 40 pointsr/pics

The book will be out on the 20th.

Dog Man: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #1)

u/IntentionalTexan · 40 pointsr/pics

Dog Man: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #1)

u/CanuckPanda · 27 pointsr/gravityfalls

It's from the Lost Legends book! 100% recommend, it's brilliant and you'll read everything in the character's voices perfectly.

u/RandomFlotsam · 19 pointsr/atheism

I counter-acted the grandparents influence by getting my kids interested in norse and greek mythology.

They can tell me more about the norse gods than bible stories.

It's awesome.

And this is a fun source for other creation myths that give each a fair shake:

u/skankopotamus · 17 pointsr/CampingandHiking
u/kbwis · 17 pointsr/gravityfalls

Right, PSA. The actual book of Journal 3 is this:

This thing in the OP is a rip off, illegal-copyright-infringing little thing of blank pages. There are also Journal 1&2 of these blank things. There are (so far) no actual book versions of Journal 1&2, so beware.

Also, there are crappy rip off "coloring books" out there that are actually just crappy pixelated art pulled from the Internet. Not to be confused with the ACTUAL official Gravity Falls coloring book they just announced the other day.

u/newmemeforyou · 16 pointsr/StarWars

You can read [Lost Stars] ( it's a book about 2 people that grow up together, go to the Imperial academy, and one deflects to the Rebellion. Goes through the entire original trilogy from the new character's perspectives. It's a great read, one of my favorite from the new canon.

u/Boldly_GoingNowhere · 16 pointsr/booksuggestions

I work at a kid's bookstore and get this question all the time! Here are some of my favorite recommendations:

The Chrestomanci books by Diana Wynne Jones, and some of her other books too, like Howl's Moving Castle would be fantastic. She writes great fantasy.

The Emerald Atlas series is great for adventure.

Shannon Hale writes wonderful fairy tale type books. Start her off with Princess Academy or Goose Girl.

Jessica Day George is also a favorite at our store. Tuesdays at the Castle or Dragon Slippers would be great starts to new series.

Kate DiCamillo is wonderful. Her newest book Flora & Ulysses was awesome.

I loved Savvy and Scumble by Ingrid Law. If she likes those she could also try A Tangle of Knots and A Snicker of Magic. Not all one series, but similar ideas.

And lastly maybe something by Brandon Mull? He writes really fun fantasy adventure stories.

u/moe-hong · 15 pointsr/funny

This is not real – it's just Harold Hutchence / Dog Man fanart. If you're not familiar, here you go. My kids are huge fans.

u/itsapraxis · 13 pointsr/starwarsspeculation
  1. You are painting a large group of people with the same brush. They don't represent the entire subset of fans who see an interesting Rey/Kylo dynamic happening in the future. There have been many vocal "reylo" users reblogging this message condemning any fan who harasses writers/actors.

  2. We've been over the topic of Reylo in this sub before. Read this post and this one.

  3. Love of all forms is a common theme in Star Wars. Romance is a prominent part of the canon book Lost Stars which has had an overwhelmingly positive reception from fans of all kinds since its release, and it's by Claudia Gray who is a YA author.
u/AuthorSAHunt · 11 pointsr/Fantasy

I fell in love with The Castle in the Attic when I was a kid. Your kid miiiiiight be able to read The Neverending Story, but I heartily recommend The Wizard of Oz, The Jungle Book, and Alice in Wonderland. In a year or two, give him A Wrinkle in Time. I think you can find all those latter books at Project Gutenberg.

Have you considered reading to him yourself?

u/wheelfoot · 11 pointsr/politics

D'aulaires books of Greek and Norse myths certainly were a factor in my early questioning and eventual discarding of the xtian faith.

u/zonination · 10 pointsr/gravityfalls

Just get it here then.

If you want to make a faithful mockup of the blacklight version:

u/im_so_not_creative · 9 pointsr/Fantasy

Regarding your spoiler, you should check out the graphic novel, Gravity Falls: Lost Legends if you haven't.

u/takemo · 9 pointsr/FanTheories

I was in Barnes & Noble today and saw this book.

Skimmed it quickly, and it seemed to be about their day-to-day lives.

u/cyleu · 8 pointsr/Fantasy_Bookclub

Howl's Moving Castle — by Diana Wynne Jones

Links: author's website, wikipedia,

Blurb — from the Google Play Store, here. ^^all ^^the ^^other ^^blurbs ^^were ^^terrible ^^:(
>... In the land of Ingary, where seven league boots and cloaks of invisibility do exist, Sophie Hatter catches the unwelcome attention of the Witch of the Waste and is put under a spell.

>Deciding she has nothing more to lose, she makes her way to the moving castle that hovers on the hills above Market Chipping. But the castle belongs to the dreaded Wizard Howl whose appetite, they say, is satisfied only by the souls of young girls... There she meets Michael, Howl’s apprentice, and Calcifer the Fire Demon, with whom she agrees a pact.

>But Sophie isn’t the only one under a curse – her entanglements with Calcifer, Howl, and Michael, and her quest to break her curse is both gripping – and howlingly funny!



I just finished it last night, the story is charming and unabashedly twee :3

Reading it through again allowed me to see all the brilliant foreshadowing she puts in, the book also has interesting themes around how people treat each other and mindsets people put themselves into.

The characters are wonderful, with motives and personalities and flaws, it is a fun book to read.

Also Studio Ghibli adapted it into an anime film, which although quite mutated from the book is also very, very enjoyable, [wikipedia page](

EDIT: And in case you didn't know, she died in March last year, which was quite sad, she wrote many awesome books.

u/lordhegemon · 8 pointsr/books

In all honesty, the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings are pretty tough to get into, since they are practically the ur-examples of fantasy, written back when a lot of commercial fiction methodology was still being developed.

When i read a book, I worry first and foremost if I'm entertained, if I am, I'll give it my recommendation, regardless of the flaws. These are the ones I think you'd find best for jumping in with.

YA/Middle Grade Books

u/IPunMarathons · 8 pointsr/AskReddit
u/littlebutmighty · 8 pointsr/booksuggestions

You seem to have two types of books here, fantasy YA and classics that span the genres.

For fantasy YA-type books I recommend:

  1. The Monster Blood Tattoo series by D.M. Cornish.

  2. The Bartimaeus Trilogy by Jonathon Stroud.

  3. The 3 volumes of the Chronicles of Chrestomanci by Diana Wynne Jones.

  4. The Discworld Series by Terry Pratchett. It's not technically YA but would be very complimentary to YA, I think. The books are mostly standalone, though set in the same universe, so you can start anywhere. I started with "Small Gods," and it was great, so I recommend it as an entry to Discworld.

  5. The Abhorsen trilogy by Garth Nix.

    For non-YA I think you might enjoy from the other books you've included, I recommend:

  6. Watership Down by Richard Adams

  7. The Hobbit/Lord of the Rings by Tolkien

  8. Since you're interested in Sherlock Holmes, I wonder if you might be interested in The Beekeeper's Apprentice by Laurie R. King. It's the first in a set of novels reimagining Sherlock Holmes after his retirement, when he takes on a young woman named Mary Russell--his match in intellect and observation--as a protege. I first read The Beekeeper's Apprentice at about your age and loved it.
u/SlothMold · 7 pointsr/booksuggestions

In terms of YA lit, here are some popular titles:

Hatchet, and its companion books about a boy stranded in the Canadian wilderness.

My Side of the Mountain, about a boy who runs off to live in a tree.

The same two books remind me of The Wild Orphan where a kid raises an orphaned skunk and cougar, but I don't remember it well enough to say if it was actually survival.

u/supersymmetry · 7 pointsr/books

Get this version. You get all 3 books for 25 dollars.

u/avenirweiss · 7 pointsr/books

I know I must be missing some, but these are all that I can think of at the moment.


Collected Fictions by Jorge Luis Borges

The Stranger by Albert Camus

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon

White Noise by Don Delilo

A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan

The Waste Land by T. S. Eliot

Everything that Rises Must Converge by Flannery O'Connor

His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman

The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon

Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson

Brief Interviews with Hideous Men by DFW

Infinite Jest by DFW

Of these, you can't go wrong with Infinite Jest and the Collected Fictions of Borges. His Dark Materials is an easy and classic read, probably the lightest fare on this list.


The Music of the Primes by Marcus du Sautoy

Chaos by James Gleick

How to be Gay by David Halperin

Barrel Fever by David Sedaris

Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris

Secret Historian by Justin Spring

Of these, Secret Historian was definitely the most interesting, though How to be Gay was a good intro to queer theory.

u/strobelite33 · 7 pointsr/books

I am 24 years old and just picked up The Hunger Games after being suggested by a friend. Blew through the first one in a day and am now about to finish the second one and cannot wait to get the third.

They are so great and fun to read and I highly suggest them to anyone who likes YA fiction or dystopian future scifi.

u/alchemist5 · 7 pointsr/pokemon

This looks good.

Alternatively, the manga are actually pretty cheap; about 30 bucks for 7 volumes.

I don't think Mewtwo shows up in any notable sense until volume 3 or so.

u/Elongated_Eggplant · 7 pointsr/pokemongo

Most of the manga (up to BW2, including FRLF and HGSS remakes) have been translated into English and are avaliable on Amazon as physical prints. For the US release, the earlier regions/games are split up into box-sets containing all the books of their respective arc.

Here's the first set:

EDIT: XY series is currently being released as individual volumes in the US, with Vol. 8 coming in October. You can either buy them individually for ~$5 each or wait for the eventual box-set.

u/nyteryder79 · 7 pointsr/starwarsspeculation

Here are some other reasons which explain more about Rey's talents and abilities:

From "Star Wars: The Force Awakens, "Star Wars The Force Awakens: Before the Awakening" and "Star Wars: Force Awakens Incredible Cross Sections"

  • (Summary of Rey's chapter in "Before the Force"): Rey has friends on Jakku. She fixed a downed freighter and made it flyable. She even repaired/replaced it's hyperdrive and it worked. Her friends decide to steal it from her and use it to escape Jakku when they find out that Rey didn't want to leave because of her hopes of her family returning. Instead she wanted to sell it to Unkar for a lot of portions (she imagines hundreds of portions or more). Her friends end up taking the ship and leaving without her.

  • Her speeder is capable of low-altitude flight and can even do barrel-rolls. So Rey does have some real flight experience from this. However, she has never flown "off-planet". As posted in a different thread by /u/twinspiritradio:

    • In the cross-section of her speeder, it says that when it's not carrying salvage, it can gain incredible speeds and perform such moves like barrel rolls.

  • She also finds data chips which contain a flight simulator. She is so driven to master flight that she pushes herself and pushes herself. Starting out, she couldn't even take off without crashing. Through crazy determination and time there's nothing the flight simulator can't throw at her that she cannot do.

  • She has been on-board the Millennium Falcon before. She used to sneak onto not only the Millennium Falcon, but all of Unkar's other ships he had docked and did this frequently. Who knows what she did on it, but it explains how she is so familiar with the Millennium Falcon and knows how to repair it.

  • Rey has been stranded on Jakku for quite some time and has to scavenge as a means to eat. She scavenges for parts from downed Imperial wreckage. In doing so, she develops her technological know-how. To be able to know what will get her more "portions" she needed to know what was valuable. In order to learn how to get these parts, she had to learn how to properly remove them and where they were and possibly what they were used for. This is how she is so mechanically inclined, especially with Imperial/First Order technology.

  • Rey knows how to defend herself because she's had to to survive on her own for so long. It's even demonstrated in the film and even blows Finn's mind when he sees it. So her skills with a lightsaber can easily be taken from this.

    What does all of this tell you?

  • Just because she knows how to fly something doesn't make her the child of Han or Luke.

  • Just because she is familiar with the Millennium Falcon doesn't mean she is Han's daughter.

  • Just because she knows how to fix things and understands technology, doesn't make her a clone/descendant of Anakin.

  • Just because she knows how to defend herself, doesn't mean she was ever trained as a Jedi/Padawan.

    What does it not tell you?

  • Where her Force abilities come from or how she is able to understand and use it.

    Personal observations

  • To me, all of this is more evidence that she is more likely a descendant of Obi-Wan than of a Skywalker/Solo. Why? Well, it shows that she is highly intelligent, focused, determined and patient. This doesn't describe a Skywalker or a Solo in the slightest. We know all too well how impatient and unfocused Anakin and Luke were. None of those things describe Han Solo at all either. Who does it describe? Obi-Wan Kenobi.

  • You might say, well, Obi-Wan didn't like to fly. My response? Who cares what Obi-Wan did/didn't like? Vader chose the Dark Side, Luke didn't. Right there is a simple example of how a person can differ from their ancestors.

    Additional details

  • Also from /u/kremshawthethird, which is from "Rey's Survival Guide": It shows how the rebel helmet she has and the rebel forces "doll" have nothing to do with Luke Skywalker. It could however, show why she calls herself "Rey".

  • And from /u/jlsm511's post on /r/starwarsleaks:
    This sample from "Star Wars: The Force Awakens Visual Dictionary": discusses the helmet and doll briefly as well.

    Edit: Added links to sources.*
u/_AlphaZulu_ · 7 pointsr/StarWars

Below are my recommendations (in no specific order)

u/[deleted] · 6 pointsr/asoiaf

Name of the Wind and Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss (they're parts 1 and 2 of a trilogy, respectively).

Rothfuss writes an incredibly engaging story. The trilogy is about the rise and fall of one of the greatest heroes in a fantasy world, and it couldn't be more personable or interesting.

Also, everybody needs to read some Diana Wynne Jones in their life. She's an amazing fantasy author who's often dismissed as a children's author. Think JK Rowling if JK Rowling studied under Tolkien and were a much, MUCH better storyteller. Howl's Moving Castle is probably her most famous novel (it was turned into a Studio Ghibli movie a few years ago), but the Chrestomanci series is great too.

u/ajc1010 · 6 pointsr/natureismetal

I was introduced to this amazing bird at a young age when I read My Side of the Mountain. Wonderful book.

u/poopsicle88 · 6 pointsr/HisDarkMaterialsHBO

I have a folio scoiety game of thrones and it’s really nice

I don’t think it’s worth 210$. I don’t particularly care for the illustration style in this one.

I like this omnibus

His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass / The Subtle Knife / The Amber Spyglass

All three for 32$

u/OMGitsDSypl · 6 pointsr/mylittlepony

Just in case anyone wants to know where they can buy it, Amazon has it. I learned a few new things about the show that wasn't even mentioned in the show (like the names of the Wonderbolts [one of them is Surprise!] and that the first two episodes were originally going to span across a whole season.) The book is about 1/2 episode recaps, but it gives some great insight on the show (such as why they only redeem a few villains or why the people may enjoy the show.) I'd recommend buying it if you have money to kill.

Oh, and soon, two more books are going to come out.

My Little Pony: The Journal of the Two Sisters: The Official Chronicles of Princesses Celestia and Luna

My Little Pony: The Daring Do Adventure Collection: A Three-Book Boxed Set with Exclusive Figure

u/SchnitzelLover · 6 pointsr/mylittlepony
u/GeoJason · 6 pointsr/gravityfalls
u/QueenOfRobots · 6 pointsr/gravityfalls

That would be the confirm of this: - did they give us a title? :D

u/snidleewhiplash · 6 pointsr/gravityfalls

shows up as $11.35

maybe that's just for the preorder though.

u/LittlePlasticCastle · 6 pointsr/Fantasy
u/Desecr8or · 6 pointsr/Marvel

There's a little about his pre-Resistance past in this book.

u/fizzlefist · 5 pointsr/mylittlepony
u/readbeam · 5 pointsr/suggestmeabook

The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper felt that way me. And my spouse feels that way about The Chronicles of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander.

I see by the suggestions on Amazon that we're not the only ones who liked both of those! Hah. Well, I second Amazon's third suggestion of A Wrinkle in Time.

u/yiw999 · 5 pointsr/suggestmeabook

When I was in high school, reading for my own enjoyment, I loved the Artemis Fowl series. Catch-22 was required reading my senior year, and that book blew my mind, so I'd definitely recommend that one. On the avenue of graphic novels, I would humbly suggest including some of the Pokemon Adventures graphic novels. Pokemon still has a large fan following, and those novels will definitely encourage them to read more. If you're interested in getting some of them, it would be best to get a full story arc (Volume 1-7 are the first two).

u/TheKronk · 5 pointsr/gravityfalls

For fucks sake, it's 12 dollars. Just buy it

u/Wav_Glish · 5 pointsr/gravityfalls

I know you still would have to buy it twice, but Journal 3 is currently 43% off on Amazon for pre-order, so it makes it more bearable. If anyone (like me) hates spending more money, here's a good place to preorder.

u/Insanitarium · 5 pointsr/Norse

Probably so obvious that it doesn't need mentioning, but I will say that my first exposure to Norse mythology was D'Aulaires' Book of Norse Myths (although it used to be called Norse Gods and Giants), and it's still a favorite of mine today. I started reading it to my son around age 5 and he liked it right away (much moreso than the D'Aulaire Greek book, probably because the motivations of the gods are less convoluted and the monsters are way more awesome).

u/twiggysrabies · 5 pointsr/suggestmeabook

Dianna Wynne Jones wrote Howl's Moving Castle, which has two other books attached to it. I would say they are a series, but they're loosely connected with the original Howl's Moving Castle.

u/finalDraft_v012 · 4 pointsr/YAlit

Hunger Games, which is in the process of being made in to the movie. My coworker tells me that the trilogy is riveting.

u/Metallio · 4 pointsr/AskReddit

The Hunger Games Trilogy. I liked the Wheel of Time and others mentioned below.

When I was very young I really liked Piers Anthony's Xanth series (first three or so anyway) and although not exactly the same:
Discworld. Read it bitches. Yeah, it's comedy. It's Sir Terry Friggin Pratchett and there are so many Discworld books I don't know the count...but they're all good, and some pass into the realm of great. Every. Damn. One. Read some.

u/BillHimclaw · 4 pointsr/gravityfalls

They refunded me, of course. Anyone knows if this is real?

u/gera_moises · 4 pointsr/gravityfalls

The graphic novel Gravity Falls: Lost Legends has four stories that feel a lot like new episodes for the show.

u/Bovey · 4 pointsr/Fantasy

Lost Stars has the YA tag, and also happens to easily be the best novel I have read from the new Star Wars Canon.

u/white_lightning · 4 pointsr/StarWarsLeaks

the Before the Awakening book? It's already out. Just finished it last night. Loved Finn's and Poe's stories. People who think Finn was a crappy stormtrooper and that's why he was in sanitation are dead wrong.

u/HeathenJourney · 4 pointsr/asatru

Not sure the age of your child but I have D'Aulaires' Book of Norse Myths. Nice large hardcover book with illustrations and a decent approach to the mythology for a child. My kids are 6 and 8 years old and they enjoyed it.

u/madogvelkor · 4 pointsr/StarWars

I got the Kindle version of the movie novelization, but the hardcover might not be in stores yet:

Other than that it looks like it's actually just this children's book that's out:

Plus there are several short stories that came out a few weeks ago.

u/Bachstar · 3 pointsr/books

Hmmm... paranormal/supernatural tween reads with strong girl characters (not that Twilight had a strong female lead in it, but you may as well steer her in a better direction).

You really can't go wrong with the Hunger Games. Or you could get her the Japanese novel Battle Royale. It's also a dystopian novel about teenagers forced to battle each other to the death.

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is worth checking out. It starts to lose some oomph towards the end, but is still a solid read with actual substance to the storyline. I'd get the hardback - the photography in it is just genius. Male lead, but there's a pretty cool chick who throws fireballs.

I enjoyed Anna Dressed in Blood. It's a bit like Supernatural, only with one male ghost hunter as the protaganist. He falls in love with a ghost, but she's a homicidal maniac.

The Rise of Renegade X - a boy raised by his evil supervillain mom discovers that he's the product of her one-night-stand with a superhero. That was pretty enjoyable...

Poison Study is a great book about a girl who's been sentenced to death and is offered a reprieve if she becomes the king's food taster. Her handler ends up subjecting her to a litany of poisons so that she can build up immunity. Didn't read the sequels, but the first book was pretty good.

Graceling is set in a world where certain people are born with random talents - the ability to hold their breath underwater for long periods of time, musical or dancing abilities, cooking the best food imaginable, etc. The main character is born with the talent to kill & becomes her uncle's assassin.

Stardust - Neil Gaiman... really nuff said, eh?

Howl's Moving Castle - A girl is turned into an old woman by an angry witch & takes refuge in the mysteriously moving castle of an "evil" wizard.

Okay. I'll stop now. :)

u/MunsterDeLag · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Pigs are awesome

A used copy of The Neverending Story is less than $5!

Edit: I love that autocorrect changed pugs to pigs. Pugs are awesome

u/twilightsquid · 3 pointsr/WritingPrompts

I agree 100% that "villain wins, death and hellfire ensue. More at 10:00" is a pretty easy way to go about this. I read these books back in the 7th grade, and I had never been exposed to such a bittersweet ending as that, it almost made me cry when I read it. Always nice to see another fan of the books, and I found a very nice looking omnibus collection for the books on amazon I may need to pick up now.

u/ShirePony · 3 pointsr/mylittlepony

8 Used from $48.50 24 New from $48.39

How does that work when it was just released today?

Amazon Link

u/FirestormDangerDash · 3 pointsr/MLPLounge

Pay attention and the show (also books and comics) have lots of dark lore hints, mostly in the background and between the lines.

That said nothing in the show references "a previous race", the cities being horse puns is for the sake of puns in the show. A planet being called earth is neither here or there. Since Earth is an old Greek word for dirt, to put it simply. MLP is heavy on historical and ancient design and lore. You could argue they should have a different name. But then it being in a human language and them calling dirt... dirt makes it moot. Earth is Earth since it is dirt.

That said, a little drawing in the two little Cakes room, at some point shows small drawings of "human figures" but that could mean so many things from artists in-jokes to fantasy (like our Unicorns), or even other bi-ped races on the planet.

If your likin lore, the comics are cool if not high octane that "stretches believability but doesn't really break canon on almost all plots (some might break on a personal level or much later in the show some might not "fit") but adds lots of extra story.
A more serious and closer to the show type stories are the G.M. Berrow books, they are kid looking on the cover but fairly serious and show canon friendly in actual reading. She also did 3 official Daring Do books that are also very good made by her under the A. K. Yearling penname:

Amazon also has the 3 separate books for a little cheaper then the box set.

u/thecnoNSMB · 3 pointsr/mylittlepony

Also, there's some Daring Do books that have been published. The first 7 books sadly remain fictional, including Sapphire Stone (book 1) and Ring of Destiny (book 5).

u/sardonisms · 3 pointsr/whatsthatbook

This sounds a LOT like what I remember of Eragon. It's YA but a doorstopper and what I remember of the rest matches your description except that the MC is alone on the hunt.

u/indefort · 3 pointsr/AskReddit

[Adele] (, [Burj Khalifa] (, [Community] (, Google Music allows 20k free cloud storage of your music, [Hunger Games] (, Netflix Instant Watch is now awesome & only $8, [The New 52] (, [Young Justice] (, and my girlfriend broke up with me.

u/hipsterhater608 · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Awesome! I love book contests!

Hunger Games, please! I have the second two, but I borrowed the first one from a friend to read, so I don't have my own copy! =( I'd like to read them a second time while I'm continuing my 4-month bedrest, waiting for my baby boy to pop out. =P

Thanks for your generosity!


Fave book quote: I happen to have Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy right here, and it's one of my favorite high school reads. "There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened."

u/Sarahthelizard · 3 pointsr/pics

It's a real book, so probably. the creator said he wants him and his other character to team up.

u/TheShroomer · 3 pointsr/booksuggestions
u/BizarreJoe · 3 pointsr/StarVStheForcesofEvil

Here you go mate, don't go crazy tho

u/VinentPlayzCR · 3 pointsr/ShitPostCrusaders

My friend lent them to me, pretty sure he found them here

I think it was in late volume 1 or volume 2 if that matters.

u/hyliantrainee · 3 pointsr/AnimeDeals

Pokemon Adventures Red/Blue & Yellow box set is $26.32. That comes out to $3.76 per volume! Even cheaper with op's coupon code.

u/evocative_sound · 3 pointsr/StarWars

I recently finished Lost Stars, by Claudia Gray. It's a 'new timeline' book (not EU) and also one of the better Star Wars books I've read.

u/Mysour · 3 pointsr/StarWars

I've been reading it. It's got three stories. One about Finn, one about Rey, and one about Poe Dameron.
Before the Awakening

u/CoMiGa · 3 pointsr/starwarscomics

After reading Shattered Empire you want to read Before the Awakening it's not a comic but one story is about Poe.

u/Alphaetus_Prime · 3 pointsr/TwoBestFriendsPlay

I thought Gravity Falls was a perfect cartoon right after finishing it too, but it's been a few weeks now, and I'm starting to recognize its flaws:

  • It has problems with pacing between episodes (individual episodes have pretty much perfect pacing)

  • It left a void in me that I'm having trouble filling

    That uh... that's pretty much it

    By the way, check this out. Once I found out it existed I couldn't resist buying it immediately.
u/SachinBahal28 · 3 pointsr/gravityfalls

If there ever is a Gravity Falls movie, that would be a great opportunity for some crossover.

And when you say journal, you're talking about this right? how is it, I've been thinking of getting it for myself.

u/tofuhoagie · 3 pointsr/ancientgreece

D'Adalaire's book of Greek Myths. D'Adalaire's book of Norse Myths.

Greek Myths

Norse Myths

u/Jeccems · 3 pointsr/StarWarsLeaks

Finn was trained from early childhood as a Stormtrooper, and was considered one of the most promising cadets the first order had. He was 'low-ranking' because he deserted after his second mission - he didn't have time to gain rank. However, he was considered officer-track and had some of the highest marksmanship scores, and was one of the better melee combatants in the training program.

Perhaps you should read up more canon before making assumptions. Before the Awakening is under $10, and an ebook version is free with prime. Enjoy!

u/Tallyburger · 2 pointsr/ghibli

I purchased all my books on iTunes, since it was easier for me. But I can link them, and you can go from there :)
When Marnie Was There
#1 A Wizard of Earthsea
#2 The Tombs of Atuan
#3 The Farthest Shore
#4 Tehanu
#5 The Other Wind
Tales from Earthsea
Howl's Moving Castle Kindle that includes the trilogy for $2 or Howl's Moving Castle physical
Castle in the Air
House of Many Ways
And going to cheat and link the complete set of The Borrowers, since it's pretty cheap.
Honestly, if you are looking to purchase elsewhere, the authors are really all you need to make sure you are getting the correct books.

u/shirro · 2 pointsr/daddit

I don't think I will be showing mine Fireflies or Mononoke for awhile (possible nightmare territory) but Kiki, Arrietty, Spirited, Totoro, Ponyo, Howls and Laputa are favourites. 4yo has never liked Porco Rosso though :-( I thought Spirited might be too scary at first but he wasn't bothered.

BTW Howl's Moving Castle seems to be based on a book which looks interesting.

u/Rumelylady · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

We have no idea what our galaxy looks like for sure. Until we have sent something beyond it's limits to take pictures we can only guess.

The Neverending Story or any penny book really.

Thanks so much for the contest! =D

u/ReisaD · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

You ALL still have Zoidberg! And so does John Green! :) i am currently reading The Fault in Our Stars but I would love to own The Neverending Story :) Thank you for the contest!

u/graffiti81 · 2 pointsr/pics

When I was about five, my mom's brother got married about 7 hours away in the Catskills of upstate New York. I was supposed to be a ring bearer so I had to go.

Mom couldn't read in the car, so she read My Side of the Mountain onto cassette. (It was perfect because it's about the Catskills).

My cousin and I were perfectly quiet the whole time, and when we got there and there was some of the book left Dad insisted we stay in the car and finish listening.

u/horrorshow · 2 pointsr/books

Cormier, Spinelli, Hinton, Bellairs, all awesome. I'll add Paul Zindel's The Pigman, though it's hard to remember how old I was when I read this stuff.
I think of these guys, only Bellairs is really for someone aged 10-11, all the other authors deal with subjects that may be more appropriate for someone a couple years older, but again, hard to remember what one's state of mind is at that age.
Hatchet and Jean Craighead George's My Side of the Mountain should be good for 10-11, as well.

u/SmallFruitbat · 2 pointsr/YAwriters

Except for the bit where it's a middle grade novel, Newbery and everything.

Seeing as My Side of the Mountain and Island of the Blue Dolphins got their requisite mentions, I'm surprised there's no discussion of Brian's Winter, the alternate ending/sequel where he has to survive the season.

Listing these titles is also making me realize
exactly how many Worthy MG Books presented around grade 4-6 focus on wilderness survival. Coinciding with Voyage of the Mimi* survival episodes in class, for that matter.

Also, the Boxcar Children are brats? D:

u/puzzledflamingo · 2 pointsr/atheism

how about something more subtle? like The His Dark Materials Series by Phillip Pullman?

i read them when I was about 12, loved them. Lyra is still one of my favorite female protagonists out of all the books i read as a kid.

u/LegendarySanta · 2 pointsr/mylittlepony

Amazon has a few choices. I personally got this set and I think it’s a fine addition to my collection.

u/Netolu · 2 pointsr/mylittlepony

It's the boxed set for the new Daring Do novels!

u/rabidkillercow · 2 pointsr/mylittlepony

Here's the listing for the book set. Holy cow, that font size is big. 624 pages are advertised, but this can't be more than a few thousand words.

u/pineapplesf · 2 pointsr/santashelpers

I take it from Harry Potter and Divergent he likes strong, morally-white protagonists on journeys to save the world. I don't know his exact reading level or interests, so I will make the following suggestions by category. I ranked books in each category by difficulty.


Teen Fantasy:


Dealing with Dragons: Funny, easy to read, dragons, magic, and sarcasm.

The Lioness Series, Immortal Series, or The Magic Circle Series: Strong female leads and interesting to read with great stories (Think Mulan). My brother loved them.

Artemis Fowl: Strong, morally ambiguous but ultimately altruistic, sarcastic, and smart protagonist against the world.

User Unfriendly: Dudes get sucked into a video/rpg and try to get out without dying. Like Tron, but less sci-fi and more fantasy.

Halo: One of my brothers who HATES reading -- or at least is incredibly picky actually stayed up all night to finish four of Halo books. He also really likes the games. I don't know which one is the first or the best but this one had the best reviews. I dunno if it is dark either -- I haven't read it :'(.

The Dark Elf Trilogy: Darker than anything else I have on here (or can be) hero vs world type fantasy. Drizzit = my brothers' hero growing up. Kinda WOW-esque? Having played both, I understand how much of WOW is inspired by DnD. I personally didn't like this.

Redwall: Harder to read, talking animals save the world from other talking animals. I personally hated this series, but my brothers read every single book in the series at the time.


Adult Fantasy:


Magician: Magic, totally badass protagonist, BORING first couple chapters, but ultimately the most OP hero I have ever read. Amazing, truly amazing. I think it is two-three books in the first series.

Harper Hall: Dragons, music, strong, but lost protagonist. Deals with sexism and gender biased. The other books in the cycle range from sci-fi to political fantasy.

Dragonbone Chair: Strong, badass hero vs a dragon. What happens? He becomes more badass. It is a lighter verison of LOTR/Sword of Shanara (which is probably too much politics/genetics/enviromental commentary -- generally boring-- for him right now) --

An even lighter alternative, more teen book is Eragon. That being said, I absolutely DETESTED these books. I don't care if he was 16, he didn't coming up with any of his own material. But -- a lot of people really like it, so your brother might!




Ender's game: Amazing ending, especially if he likes videogames. I haven't seen the movie, but my Dad said it was "loosely inspired" from the book. All I know is the book was world-changing. It has some legitimately dark points (like gouging out a giants eye or drowning puppies).

Johnny Maxwell Trilogy: This dude is cool. I didn't know until I linked it that it is hard to get a copy >.<.

Dune: This, like LOTR, is VERY political and can be very easily boring. It might also be too adult or hard for him. There is mental illness and just crazy people in the later books.


Mature Humor:


He should be ready for some British humor, which is a little more mature than American humor (sorry) and much more sarcastic. You also have to be in the mood for it, especially if you aren't expecting it.

Sourcery: Really, really funny.

Hitchhiker's Guide: Also funny.

Magic Kingdom for Sale -- Sold: American. Funny take on fantasy books.


I kept away from darker books where the protagonist is morally grey (Artemis fowl and Drizzit being exceptions -- though they are both still definitely heros), sex, questionable themes, or general mental derangement.

I also stayed away from more modern books, which I have read a lot of if you would like recommendations for those instead. I read a lot in general, so if you have a questions about a book in particular, I can try to help.

Edit: Links

u/bearface93 · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Eragon. Let's see... It has fantasy (dragons and magic and whatnot), strong female characters (a badass elf chick and a new queen leading a civil war), coming of age (the main character is 15 at the beginning), and with the coming of age part naturally comes the ANGST AND DHRAMA lol and! It's a 4 book series that's available on Kindle. I'm reading the last book now and it's amazing.

u/Kaose42 · 2 pointsr/occupywallstreet

Here's an Amazon link to the first book. I always love hearing about Scifi I haven't read yet, thanks!

u/BWHComics · 2 pointsr/graphicnovels

My cousin's 8-year-old son was reading a graphic novel by Dan Pilkey called Dog Man the last time they visited. I read through it and was impressed because it was written and drawn as if a 4th grader had made it, and it had some how-to-draw materials in the back. It's basically a "You can make a story like this, too!" kind of book. Here's a link to the Amazon listing:

u/_heisenberg__ · 2 pointsr/OneYearOn

I definitely want to recommend one I just finished: Hard-Boiled Wonderland and The End of The World. Without spoiling anything, think along the lines of Inception. Absolutely one of the best books I've ever read.

If you enjoyed The Hunger Games, you'll probably like The Bartimaeus Trilogy (this links to book 1). Has a more Harry Potter feeling to it but the humor is so well done. Really fun read.

u/Hecateus · 2 pointsr/DnD

not D&D based, but it is on Gary's recommended reading list, and I read it as a kid.

Here is that Appendix N list sorted by author.

edit 2...a number of these are not appropriate for 6 year olds e.g. M. Moorcock...research.

u/Gammaj4 · 2 pointsr/MLPLounge

The Chronicles of Prydain are pretty sweet.

u/qSevi · 2 pointsr/gravityfalls

You know you can buy new ones for original price of 150$ in the Internet, right? But if you want a normal, not special edition copy, you can buy it too.
The Mystery Shack - normal:
The Mystery Shack - special:
Amazon - normal:
Amazon - special:

u/jimmielee10 · 2 pointsr/gravityfalls
u/TheCipherer · 2 pointsr/gravityfalls

There isn't an official Journal 1 or 2 yet, but there is a Journal 3! There's two editions: the normal journal, and the limited-edition blacklight collector's journal. If you're lucky you might be able to find another blacklight edition for sale somewhere, but they're usually very expensive. The normal Journal 3 is still for sale and more affordable though. Here's a link to it on Amazon. (Pricing may vary in other countries.)

There's also Dipper's and Mabel's Guide to Mystery and Non-Stop Fun and Gravity Falls: Lost Legends.

u/Blind-_-Tiger · 2 pointsr/deadbydaylight

I miss it. They have a pretty good looking comic book of Lost Stories at B&N/Amazon/hopefully my local library soon...

u/ucecatcher · 2 pointsr/PostCollapse
u/Deku-Miguel · 2 pointsr/pokemon

As with all things start at the beginning. From that link you should be able to find the links to the other box sets and loose volumes, or just get them digitally. If you have any more questions just ask.

u/asdfweskr · 2 pointsr/manga

Pokemon Adventures. Most of it is divided by the region so each one is like 7-8 volumes long and whole new series. Here's the first box set

u/FancyJesse · 2 pointsr/pokemon

Whoa man, I just looked it up on Amazon.. was gonna get the first 3.. but this I saw this.

Box Set 1 vols. 1-7
Box Set 2 8-14

There is still a lot of time till release.. but I think it's worth the wait.
Plus it comes with a poster. :)

u/Zeusie92 · 2 pointsr/pokemon

You can easily find scans but if you want to get the actual books/help out the ones who make these, you can easily order them on Amazon. They even have bundles so you can save a few bucks if you plan on buying them

u/tenebrousrogue · 2 pointsr/StarWarsEU

The book I'd recommend most for good stories focusing on leia or other female leads would be one that just came out last week, and I just finished. It is in the new canon, and is called 'Bloodline'. Leia is front and center in it, and the book is basically bridging the gap between return of the jedi, and the force awakens. It takes place about 6 years before TFA (the force awakens), and deals with Leia trying to get things done in the senate despite political stagnation (nobody agrees on anything, and so nothing gets done), while also trying to stop a rising cartel from gaining more power, and eventually her creating the resistance seen in TFA. It's by Claudia Gray; she is quickly becoming one of my favored authors, across both old and new star wars eu.

She has another book called 'Lost Stars' that is pretty good too, but may not be what you're looking for. It is, at it's core, a romance between a guy and a girl, starting before a new hope, and taking them through all the events of the original trilogy of movies. It focuses on both of them, and switches between their perspectives every so often, so it focuses on a female lead, but also on the male lead pretty evenly, so I'm not sure how well that one fits your criteria. But it is pretty good! :)

Those are both in the new canon. If you're looking for stuff from the old canon, I'm not sure of anything that is actually focused on Leia or another female lead, instead of being focused on Luke or Han and having a prominent secondary female character. I know theres at least a few, but their names aren't coming to me at the moment. I keep thinking of a trilogy called 'Sword of the Jedi' that was going to center around Han Solo's daughter Jaina, but that trilogy got cancelled in the shakeup of disney buying lucasfilm...
Hmm, lets see, I know theres something haha, I'm positive... I might edit this or reply to it when I remember. Hopefully this has helped a little though!

Oh, and welcome to reddit, as well as the star wars EU! :D
I hope you'll enjoy your stay, haha!

u/Fremenguy · 2 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes

How to explain without major spoilers for Bloodlines...

Ben goes bad because he finds out about his parentage in the wrong way while off training with Luke. Not because Leia is a busy lady, but maybe not helped because of it.

Regardless, I recommend Bloodlines and Lost Stars to anyone who is Star Wars book curious. They're excellent, and Claudia Gray is pretty cool. I hope you enjoy them if you pick them up!

u/Sapitoelgato · 2 pointsr/StarWars

Could be interesting.

On a side note, there are slowly trickling out stories focused around imperial soldiers in some capacity. Though, they are junior novels...

With that in mind there is a planned 5 junior novels planned for Zare Leonis.

Also, there is this junior novel that has similar elements to your story, but deviates greatly:

Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens Lost Stars

u/vagabondarts · 2 pointsr/ImaginaryJedi

Pretty cool Star Wars novel:

u/jarrettbrown · 2 pointsr/movies

Alright, I was waiting for someone to post this. Here's the deal regarding the EU.

Before Disney brought out Lucasfilm, the cannon included the expanded universe. There were a ton of books that told stories that tied into the into the prequel and the OT. Now however, anything that was created before the buyout is part of the Legends, which means that most of the stuff that was written before Disney brought them didn't happen.

Disney is working on a lot of new cannon stuff to make sense of everything. They have a few books (like this one: and the comics, but that's about for now.

u/StormtrooperFinn · 2 pointsr/StarWars

Most book sellers have it, I got mine at Walmart. Here's the link for Amazon:

u/Stephan-338 · 2 pointsr/StarWars

It's "ep7: the book" which includes a bit more backstory and more details about the movie

Like the name of the new Star Destroyer, some more details about Rey on Jakku and life there, it's pretty interesting

If you want more back story about Poe, Finn and Rey you should read "Before the Awakening"

u/VanillaTortilla · 2 pointsr/StarWars
u/donteatacowman · 2 pointsr/gravityfalls

It's not coming out until July, but you can preorder it here. As far as we know, only the third journal is being made.

u/LaggaKing · 2 pointsr/StarVStheForcesofEvil

Yes! Amazon has it, and you can probably find it on lots of other sites. Just keep in mind that this is not the Special Edition. This version does not have invisible ink and all that fancy stuff.

u/De_Chelonian_Mobile · 2 pointsr/Fantasy

The Journal 3 fixed [spoiler] a little. It's very good, if you haven't read it.

u/Rohasfin · 2 pointsr/Norse

Depending on what age group you're dealing with, or exactly how basic an introduction is required, D'Aulaires' Book of Norse Myths might be a good start.

u/MynameisDiink · 2 pointsr/pics

Thank you for reminding me this existed. It's probably one of the first books that opened mine eyes to a world that wasn't 100% Catholic.

u/S4MH41N · 2 pointsr/Vikings_TvSeries

Yes. I became interested in Viking culture not long before I heard of the show, but the show has definitely helped keep my curiosity going. My interest in Norse history goes like this:

  • Interest spiked after realizing Immigrant Song by Led Zepplin is about Vikings (around mid 2012-ish)

  • Started looking into the culture, discovered Wardruna

  • Bought a book about runes, the myths, etc

  • Vikings comes out on History channel (I remember thinking, "Man, Wardruna should do music for this show!" And then mfw)

  • Recently started looking into Asatru and stuff that is still going on in this age that can be tied to Vikings

    My interest in the Vikings isn't necessarily about the specific dates, locations, etc. It's more about the lifestyle, the myths, the attitude they had. And Vikings does a great job, IMO, of keeping that interest going. It's inspiring me to get in touch with nature again, learn how to do things I've never done, etc. Plus it's entertaining!

    EDIT: Here's the two books I've bought (so far) regarding Viking history. You'll note that they're basically children's books. The first one deals with the myths on a children's story level, the second has more in depth analysis on the myths, but without the pictures. I think simply reading about the things the Vikings may have lived by is better than just learning what date Bjorn raided "whatever-land". Anyways, here's the two books I have:

    Book of Norse Myths: Kid's book with pictures, walking you through the myths on an introductory level

    The Norse Myths: A much more comprehensive book about the myths

    I also have two other books related to Norse history or culture:

    Practical Guide to the Runes

    Practical Heathen's Guide to Asatru: For learning about the way a heathen's mind works and how he lives his life. I don't follow the stuff in the book, but I'm putting some of it into practice as I explore my ancestral connections
u/storysearch · 2 pointsr/mythology

If you like Greek and Norse, I'd recommend D'Auliere's Greek and Norse.

Also, I'd recommend fairly tales from the Pantheon Library, which do not have images but will help him to learn to picture them in his mind and pay attention as well. I should give you a warning though: some of them can still be a bit intense and inappropriate to modern listeners, depending on which culture the stories come from.

You're going to especially want to proof-read the European ones for strange acts of violence as well as many other cultures for potential moments of sexuality or bathroom humor. Though the potty humor might be very amusing to your son depending which age he is.

u/potato_goblin · 2 pointsr/printSF

The Wizard of Oz books. All of them. There's a bunch.

Early Greg Bear. Infinity Concerto.

Ursula K LeGuin's Earthsea Trilogy

Chronicles of Narnia of course

Danny Dunn maybe.

Madeline L Engle's Wrinkle in Time series.

Alan Dean Foster's early stuff. The Flinx stuff.

Norse Mythology. Here's an excellent one : D'Aulaires' Book of Norse Myths

u/silverbullettrailer · 2 pointsr/booksuggestions

D'Aulaires Book of Norse Myths! They're illustrated... I read this one and the one on Greek myths; they're children's books, I guess? But they're straightforward and give you a great base of knowledge, so if you want a super painless intro, I'd suggest this. I just reread the Greek Myths version, and really enjoyed it:

u/bigstevek2703 · 2 pointsr/asatru

You might think I'm crazy, but children's style books helped me with the stories and the concepts, then I read the more complex literature. This is honestly still one of my favorites, and one I can't wait to share with my sons and daughters some day.

u/jen4k2 · 2 pointsr/IWantToLearn

Whatever you do, don't turn your nose up at children's books.

I recommend D'Aulaires' Books of Norse Myths and Greek Myths immediately, they are amazing. My husband and I have been collecting books that meant a lot to us to share with our future family, these were among the first we sought out.

Edit: You should also study Arthurian mythology. TH White's "The Once & Future King" is great, I'll try to find the beautiful book my husband wants to find from his childhood -- it was strangely comprehensive.

Source: We both studied classic literature, I'm a teacher. :)

u/PrincesssBubblegumm · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

When I saw House of Leaves on your wishlist I freaked out a little because that's one of my favorite books! Also, Ni No Kuni is amazing and your wishlist is amazing.

I really want [this]( for my Kindle. I love the movie so of course I have to read the book. :)

u/qqpugla · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

what's next?

I would love to read this!

u/NJBilbo · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Chirp, Chirp says the CRICKET!

u/braintacks · 2 pointsr/StarWars

Check out the Before the Awakening book they released to create backstory. There's more than the piece about the simulator in there.

u/manticorpse · 1 pointr/anime

Howl's Moving Castle, by Diana Wynne Jones. :)

edit: This is the one!

u/swtrilman · 1 pointr/CasualConversation

Sure! I know exactly what you mean. So, I will say that a lot of the most interesting stuff in Fantasy is (and has for a while) being done in YA fantasy, and I don't mean stuff like Twilight.

Garth Nix's Abhorsen series (starting with Sabriel) is excellent. Melina Marchetta's Finnikin of the Rock is kind of along the lines of what you're talking about, but is really well done.

Just about anything by Dianna Wynne Jones is great, I will call out specifically Howl's Moving Castle (the inspiration for the Miyazaki film of the same name) and also her 6 part [Chronicles of Chrestomanci] (

If you're in the mood for something more adult, I really enjoyed Jacqueline Carey's Kushiel series, starting with Kushiel's Dart, but that gets into some S&M stuff, which, YMMV.

And then Terry Pratchett's Discworld. Which is just fantastic.

u/cknap · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Happy happy birthday!! You should buy yourself some yummy mango candy, a luxurious bath bomb, and Howl's Moving Castle. Sounds like a good way to pamper yourself for your birthday! :)

u/courtney_coke · 1 pointr/booksuggestions
u/karmadestroying · 1 pointr/gameofthrones

In as much as I adore Studio Ghibli, the book was so, so much better, and nice reading while waiting until 2027 for the next GoT book. Other than the titular premise the film and book are only tangentially related and the last act of the film really goes off the rails.

u/Emberian · 1 pointr/movies

Here you go. Although, I would recommend the hardback version because the different places or characters that it follows are in separate colors.

u/jsober · 1 pointr/suggestmeabook
u/idene · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Childhood favorite, read it in a single sitting while perched in a tree.

From my list, I love the old B.C and Wizard of Id comics.

Thank you for the contest!

u/xamueljones · 1 pointr/rational

Well, my faves are:

u/brickenheimer · 1 pointr/suggestmeabook

My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George. I read this book over and over. It made me want to go to the woods and live deliberately.

u/digitalyss · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I'm looking forward to my better paying, stable job in 2015!! Fewer by-the-hour projects, and I'm picking up an actual salary. My god. Salary.

Can I request two smaller items? My son's birthday is coming up in two weeks and I'd like to get him My Side of the Mountain and Hatchet which totals at $12 with Prime shipping.

u/mjbehrendt · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

My side of the mountain was a favorite of mine.

I also loved the Encyclopedia Brown books too.

u/yaybiology · 1 pointr/Teachers

I second the Tamora Pierce suggestion. Also definitely Gregor the Overlander! Suzanne Collin's lesser known series (she wrote Hunger Games). I recently finished reading (it's a 5-book series) and it was FANTASTIC. Just amazing. It's a YA series. The House of the Scorpion is also great, might be for your stronger readers. Eragon series is fun, and Dealing with Dragons is still one of my all-time favorite dragon books/series. Bruce Coville is a great author, and his work might be a little young but it's good to have a mix. I absolutely loved everything of his I have read, but especially Aliens Ate My Homework and the rest of that series. Most of these will appeal to the young men, hopefully.

When I was a young lady, I read pretty much anything, but I know a lot of boys like books with a boy main character. I really was a bit horse crazy, so here's some you might look into for your young ladies. The Saddle Club is a very long series about 3 girls and their horse-y adventures. It was really fun and it's great to find longer series because, if they like the first one, there's a lot to enjoy. (Oh a thought - you could always get the first one in a series, then just tell them to get the rest from the library or something, if there's budget concerns) I also liked the Thoroughbred Series and the wonderful Marguerite Henry horse books, especially the famous Misty of Chincoteague but really any of her books is a good read. My all time favorite horse series was and still is The Black Stallion by Walter Farley. Oh, how I loved that book.

There's a Boy in the Girl's Bathroom was fantastic the first time I read it, and I also like the "Wayside School" books which are both by Louis Sachar. Judy Blume is fun as is Beverly Cleary. Redwall gets a lot of kids into reading, you also might consider some high-level comics/graphic novels to reach a different audience. The Hobbit Graphic Novel has great illustration and I loved reading it so much when I found it one day in a store.

I found history pretty boring so avoided those books but I did enjoy The King's Swift Rider about Robert the Bruce and Scotland, might be the only vaguely historical book I remember reading around those ages. I tried to avoid mystery books more or less, but I loved Encyclopedia Brown (even though according to Amazon it's for younger ages). I enjoyed Harriet the Spy she was a pretty cool girl role-model at the time. My Side of the Mountain was absolutely fantastic and such a great adventure, though I enjoy everything Jean Craigshead George writes. I feel like Julie of the Wolves is pretty standard reading material, maybe not anymore, but what a great story. Oh my gosh, I just about forgot The Indian in the Cupboard, that was such a good story. Anything Roald Dahl is wonderful as is Jane Yolen, I especially recommend the Pit Dragon trilogy. The Golden Compass, So You Want to be A Wizard, Animorphs, Goosebumps, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, Kiki Strike, Dinotopia, Song of the Gargoyle and The City of Ember.

I am sure that is way more than you need, but my mind started racing. It was hard to stop once I started -- thank you for that enjoyable tour through my past. Lots of great memories of time spent reading. Hope you find some of this helpful, at least.

u/BellaLou324 · 1 pointr/SantasLittleHelpers

Oh my goodness... This is my kind of contest! Even before I ever had kids of my own, reading has always been the number one priority with any children I worked with (I was a nanny).

As soon as I found out I was having a baby, I was all about the books. My baby shower was a book baby shower, asking for books instead of cards so I could start his library.

His birth announcement pictures were all about the books. His nursery is book themed (with a touch of woodland animals). Since day one, we have been reading to him and letting him read to himself. Charlie LOVES BOOKS!

Of course, all of those pictures are from when he was not able to go grab a book by himself. Now he is 16.5 months and will gladly sit and read by himself at any time of day. Even when he's supposed to get in the bath...

As you might expect, his wishlist is full of books I want to read him.

Here is a video of him last week. I was spying on him with his baby cam, and just loved his little reading process. He did this for about twenty minutes, getting books off the shelf, reading them on his chair, then putting them back. :)

I guess what I'm trying to convey is that if we won this contest, the books would be well used and well loved.

As for the other part of the contest- what books would I recommend? That is a very loaded question...

I guess, on the 3 year old end, I would recommend The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore. It was actually adapted from an Oscar winning short film. It's a book about books, and the journey they can take you on throughout you life. The art is captivating, and the story is magnificent.

Moving on to the older child, I would have to recommend My Side of the Mountain. It's a classic book about coming of age and independence. I find this is a good book to gift a 8-9-10 year old reader, as it is one that will really immerse them in an adventure they want to relate to.

Since my final book would also have been "Le Petit Prince" (LOVE the French version too!), I will defer to The Giver. It seems like such a gimme, but it really is a book that every child should read.

I know books are available for free at the library, but, like you said, there is something different about owning your own. I understand if I am precluded from this contest on the grounds that we already have "enough books", but in my world, there are never enough books. Also I really wanted an excuse to share all his cute baby book wall pictures!

Thank you for this fabulous contest!

TL/DR: I'd love to enter my son Charlie in this contest. We love books! :)

Edit: format

u/fatpinkchicken · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I'm pretty girly when it comes to makeup and nail polish and glitter, but I also like crafty DIY stuff like cooking and gardening. (No fear of getting dirty.)

I also have a tiny dog and love hiking and walking. I don't have a car, so I take transit or walk (and now bike) everywhere. I am really obsessed with reading about neighborhood development and walkability and stuff.

This is one of my favorite book series and really influenced me in high school to start questioning things more.

u/caraeeezy · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Here you go!

Have you read 'Once upon a time in the North'?

u/rasty42 · 1 pointr/todayilearned
u/kris10leigh · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

The Hunger Games hardback novel is $12.59 + prime shipping. :P

"You know who else blows a mean piece of brass"

u/kutuzof · 1 pointr/SRDBrokeBooks
u/Pasta_Person · 1 pointr/PeopleFuckingDying

It’s Dog Man on his off time.

u/Trishlovesdolphins · 1 pointr/internetparents

How old is he? My 7 year old LOVES these:

Captain Underpants

Dog Man

The Day my Butt went psycho. This one is a little out of his age range, so it challeges him to sound out/learn new words. Warning, it's pretty gross and can be a bit graphic in some places.

u/Emilaweb · 1 pointr/booksuggestions

Bartimaeus Trilogy - Jonathon Stroud

SO good. Mystical Creatures and beings combined. Plus runes. You will love it.

u/particleman42 · 1 pointr/tipofmytongue
u/LogicalEmpiricist · 1 pointr/Anarcho_Capitalism

I think there was a book about Zeus bowling or Hera dancing or something along those lines...

EDIT: In all seriousness though, has anyone else read the Bartimeus trilogy? Harry Potter-esque fantasy stuff, but there was an interesting dynamic that I picked up on that runs throughout the entire trilogy: the government is completely run by magicians, who can work magic and are perceived as "better" than "commoners". Yet, over the course of time, people slowly become immune to the effects of the magicians' (or, more specifically, the demons they summon) magic, and thus revolutions continually occur as the commoners rise up to overthrow the magicians (government). In the end, it turns out that, with the proper drive and schooling, ANYONE can become a magician, a fact not widely known.

The parallels are interesting, and include ministries of propaganda, unpopular foreign wars, and hidden groups of subversives who conspire to overthrow the government - all of this in the "background" of the story, which primarily focuses on secret plots and magical exploits, again much like Harry Potter.

I'd be interested if any other AnCaps have read these and picked up on some of the same stuff. Audio books are great too, read magnificently by Simon Jones.

u/aglet · 1 pointr/books

The Eragon series irritates most adults and is beloved by most kids that age (I figure because they haven't read the original series the author ripped off yet).

The Dragonlance Chronicles is an older trilogy I loved at that age.

Lloyd Alexander's Book of Three & subsequent series is great.

u/gemini_dream · 1 pointr/booksuggestions

I second all of these, and would add J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter books and J.D. Hallowell's Dragon Fate. If you haven't read them, The Chronicles of Prydain should be on your list, as well.

u/stikkit2em · 1 pointr/tipofmytongue
u/jarmzet · 1 pointr/fantasywriters

This series is for young people, but it is really well done. And, since it's for young people it's pretty simple and straightforward:

u/pornokitsch · 1 pointr/Fantasy

This edition seems a little less of an eyesore, but isn't hardcover.

I just spotted the 50th anniversary editions, and they're kind of foxy. May need to grab those. Darnit.

u/GrimSanto · 1 pointr/gravityfalls

It's still is, Amazon just got their stock in. Gravity Falls: Journal 3 Special Edition

u/sudynim · 1 pointr/funkopop

Whoa, I just looked it up. $150? Whoa! I do like that it comes with a hand signed note from Alex Hirsch.

u/JR-butterfly · 1 pointr/gravityfalls

I bought it on Amazon and they said they don't charge you until the book ships next year.

and I preorder the book before Black Friday and it changed to $90.00 even though after the sale the book went to $135.00 but since I preorder it before hand my order stayed $90.00

here the new price

it might change later but right now it's $135.00

u/Jack-Of-Few-Trades · 1 pointr/booksuggestions

Non Fiction
(This is from another post I made)
Gary Paulson's Guts, Tucker Max's I hope They Serve Beer in Hell, Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris, Malcom Gladwell's Tipping Point and Blink, Mitch Albom's Tuesday's with Morrie. PM me if you'd like more suggestions; especially if you like young adult lit. I'm a 7th grade middle school teacher.

Z for Zachariah by Robert O'Brien

Some of my favorite Short Stories (Might be a bit hard)
Welcome to the Monkey House by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell

The Lottery by Shirley Jackson

To Build a Fire By Jack London

u/trustifarian · 1 pointr/Fallout

Swan Song by Robert McCammon

Earth Abides by George Stewart

Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank

Z for Zachariah Robert O'Brien

Deathlands series 116 books so far.

The Last Ranger by Craig Sargent. "Good" is debatable

The Road Cormac McCarthy

The Postman David Brin

The End is Nigh Ed. by John Joseph Adams. This just came out.

u/arms_of_the_beloved · 1 pointr/booksuggestions

I have a suggestion that falls into the young adult category and that is Z for Zachariah. I read this book when I was in grade school so I don't remember it too well, but I do remember thoroughly enjoying it.

u/ladykristianna · 1 pointr/suggestmeabook

Z for Zachariah by Robert C. O'Brien

u/LiquidCoax · 1 pointr/conspiracy

Meh. To each their own, but I always like reading stuff like this or these as a kid. I think once kids discover, just like I did, that there are books/subjects for whatever you're into; you wont be able to keep them away from books. That's the most important thing.....Muggle....

u/conspirobot · 1 pointr/conspiro

LiquidCoax: ^^original ^^reddit ^^link

Meh. To each their own, but I always like reading stuff like this or these as a kid. I think once kids discover, just like I did, that there are books/subjects for whatever you're into; you wont be able to keep them away from books. That's the most important thing.....Muggle....

u/swiffervsnarwhals · 1 pointr/booksuggestions

I liked the Ashfall trilogy though it did get a bit tedious at times (it was the YA version of One Second After). World War Z is always a good read. Z for Zachariah is a quick read, kind of a children's book, really, but is one of my favorites.

u/Stuckboy14 · 1 pointr/pokemongo

The title of the manga is Pokemon Adventures. The link is a box set on amazon of the Kanto adventures.

Pokémon Adventures (7 Volume Set)

u/xpoz · 1 pointr/pokemon

he's almost certainly talking about the video games (and specifically the DS/3DS games).

if he's grounded and you want him to get the pokémon experience without necessarily playing video games, one idea might be to get him the pokémon adventures comics. you can get a box set of stories based on the original game boy games for almost the same price as omega ruby or alpha sapphire. these comics are like a better version of the anime, and he'll especially enjoy them if the episodes he's found are the original ones from '99.

u/satanweed666420 · 1 pointr/pokemon

I've read up to book 4 and its awesome. And I have #13 from the Gold/Silver arc, also a good one. I gotta finish reading these.

u/Harbinger147 · 1 pointr/gaming

Well it's actually a book
Star Wars Lost Stars, it's a fantastic book that take place over the events of all 3 movies it also fills in some info about what happens after episode 6 and about the Battle of Jakku

u/Zapik · 1 pointr/starwarscanon


>Age Range: 8 - 12 years

>Grade Level: 5 - 9

>Age Range: 12 - 17 years

>Grade Level: 7 - 12

u/thegoodmourning · 1 pointr/Fantasy

Have you read Lost Stars?

That one might change your mind.

u/TumbleDryLow · 1 pointr/StarWars

My personal favorites (although note, neither are canon anymore):

1.) Shatterpoint: follows Mace Windu, and is essentially Star Wars' take on Heart of Darkness.

2.) The Thrawn Trilogy: Widely hailed as the best of the Star Wars EU. In my opinion, it has some of the best and worst elements. The good: a brilliant, nuanced antagonist; the bad: evil clones (a terrible subplot).

I haven't read it yet, but Lost Stars has been very well received (despite being billed as a young adult novel). I'd recommend it if you'd like a new canonical novel.

u/Joenz · 1 pointr/funny

I just read "Lost Stars" which is considered canon. They go very deep into how your average imperial soldier was recruited, what their motives were, and why some of them leave for the rebellion. It was a pretty good read, and it follows the timeline of the original trilogy.

u/Stalemate9 · 1 pointr/StarWars

I agree I didn't find it very young adult either but it is listed as a young adult novel:

It's also listed in the Young Adult category on Amazon:

u/Alortania · 1 pointr/StarWars
u/NeverForgetTheFuture · 1 pointr/StarWars

There's some more background on Finn's stormtrooper training available in this short story.

u/Slider149 · 1 pointr/StarWars

[Before the Awakening](Star Wars The Force Awakens: Before the Awakening

u/ayushman-singh · 1 pointr/gravityfalls

Oh yeah of course! I thought you aer only interested in decoding the crypts.

Also, there's this. But it won't be published until after you've finished your paper.

u/Kalranya · 1 pointr/rpg

If any game will have something like that, it's probably Call of Cthulhu. I'd ask them, personally.

However, since you're explicitly listing Gravity Falls as an inspiration, have you seen Journal 3? Apparently except for some publisher information on the last page, it never breaks character.

u/Joe_Zt · 1 pointr/gravityfalls

I also thought so. Well, welcome to the club. Friends are right here, merchandise is in some stores, theories are still everywhere, and there is no escape. Remember: Disney is an illusion Bill is a hologram buy journal 3 bye!!!!!

u/IDONTKNOWWHYButPie · 1 pointr/gravityfalls

Also amazon confirms the release date

u/drnuncheon · 1 pointr/atheism

The Norse book was the D'Aulaire one:

I don't remember the particular Bible book, and searching "Bible Stories for Children" will generate far more hits than are humanly possible to wade through. Clearly its myths were inferior to my young mind.

u/MBelham · 1 pointr/HeathenParents

I've been reading my little one D'Aulaires' Book of Norse Myths since before she was born. It's pretty decent, right now she just likes the pictures and the fact she can chew on the spine ;)

u/Carbon_Rod · 1 pointr/tipofmytongue

If it was illustrated, it might have been D'Aulaire's Norse Myths, which has the exact story you described, and is aimed at children.

u/giggleds · 1 pointr/littlespace

i think i found it on amazon. i might ask for it for christmas, hehe.

the norse myths are so cool, i know so much about them now after daddy taught me all about it.

u/Kalomoira · 1 pointr/pagan

The Greek and Norse mythologies by Ingri and Edgar Parin d'Aulaire.

u/MattyG7 · 1 pointr/pagan

In my personal opinion, the D'Aulaires produce some of the best books of Greek and Norse mythology. They give a wide view of the cultural myths, they're totally appropriate for children, and they're beautifully illustrated.

I would absolutely suggest those.

u/Chevey0 · 1 pointr/Norse

I got this Book of Norse myths and legends for my son when he was born. I read him stories from it at bed time. His cousins love it when they sleep over :D

u/margalicious · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Howl's Moving Castle for her AND the kiddo!

u/wildcatz311 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Labor day, so soon after my birthday.... I would really like this book, I love the movie and watch it so much my kids don't even want to watch it anymore, but I would really like a chance to read the book :)

"Dinna fash"

u/Cupcake_Kat · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I would love to read Howl's Moving Castle!. Hmmm, if it was an open bar, I would try to drink 10 Blue Hawaiians!

u/kellbyb · 1 pointr/StarWars
u/peteroh9 · 1 pointr/suggestmeabook

There's a Star Wars book for ages 8-12 that comes out a week before Christmas. Before the Awakening

u/iuy78 · 0 pointsr/books

If you're looking for an age appropriate fantasy series definitely check out the Inheritance Cycle.

I started them around your age and read them so many times I broke the spines. They're some of my favorite books.

u/IndieAuthor888 · 0 pointsr/suggestmeabook

Adventure books are some of my favorites. Here are a few good ones. That should be appropriate to read for a grandma and grandson to enjoy.

  1. Hatchet by Gary Pausen An interesting Adventure/ Survival book

  2. Journey to the Center of the Earth I actually read this with my grandparents when I was younger and loved it.

    3.Eragon This is an adventure but also fantasy. One of my high school favorites.

    4.The Staff of Moses This is an Indie treasure hunting novel. Fun and interesting. Definitely reccomend

    5.Origin of Legends and the Secrets of the North Another Indie book. This one just came out and is an adventure around mountainous regions of Canada. Has some Norse mythology aspects as well. Has some sci-fi aspects, and humor.

    6.Monsters of Elsewhere Last one I'll leave here, also an indie book strange, humorous. A solid adventure book to be sure.

    Also the other comments here all have great books listed as well.
u/548662 · 0 pointsr/history

D'Aulaires' Book of Norse Myths is a great place to start for a total beginner, although it simplifies some of the myths. The art is also great.

I have The Norse Myths by Kevin Crossley-Holland at home, and I think it's pretty good. It's a bit more complex than Gaiman's version (which almost reads like a novel), but it has some of the more obscure stories and adds a bit of personal flair as well. It sounds about as professional as the actual Prose Edda.

Gaiman's book is witty and funny and great, like the rest of his books. I feel like it kind of simplifies the theme of the myths in order to provide a coherent narrative, which is understandable.

Once you get to know the myths, read American Gods by Gaiman ;]

u/Aassiesen · -1 pointsr/changemyview

Fair enough but unlike Luke it wasn't her first time in the Millenium Falcon. She was involved in modifying its controls so surely that makes the comparison more apt.

Besides that, according to [this] (, she learnt it all in a flight simulator she found while scavenging. You won't be able to read the link unfortunately but I don't have a link that would let you read it.