Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Review of The Avatar Battle Cragbridge Hall 2

Here's another fabulous middle-grade novel for you and your kids. I read the first Cragbridge Hall book to my daughters and reviewed it here.
We were thrilled to have the chance to read the second book in the series! Abby and Derick are back in this adventure-packed book and author Chad Morris knows exactly what is needed to hold the attention of kids age 8-12. We love the fantastic inventions, time travel, episodes of history and amazing learning devices in this book. My girls always laugh over Carol, Abby's fast-talking friend and they especially think the Avatar lab is the ultimate in cool.

I love this book because Morris opens so many opportunities for discussion, whether it be about history, the power of positive thinking, or how to be more observant, each chapter in this book presents a fun learning opportunity. No prodding necessary--my girls, age 8 & 10, were eager to discuss the concepts of the book and tell me what they thought of each idea.

I recommend this book--this entire series--and I can't wait to read what Morris comes up with next!

Book Description:
The adventure continues when Abby and Derick begin their second semester at Cragbridge Hall, the most prestigious secondary school in the world. But when Grandpa Cragbridge admits them to the Council of Keys—a secret group of people who have keys to travel back in time—strange things begin to happen. One by one, members are found unconscious and unable to wake, their keys stolen. Now Abby and Derick must scramble to figure out who is behind the attacks before they become the next victims, which would give their enemy the
power to change the past forever.

A page-turning, time-travel adventure that teaches powerful lessons about choice and consequence, believing you can do hard things, and valuing history.

About the Author:
Chad Morris grew up wanting to become a professional basketball player or a rock star. Neither of those plans quite panned out. While going to college, he wrote and performed sketch comedy and eventually became a teacher and a curriculum writer. He lives in Utah with his wife and five kids.

This is a fun author video!


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