I know most readers are here for the adult romance, but I also know many readers read widely. And perhaps you have fantasy-loving children, or you’re a teacher or librarian or homeschooling parent. I write for both children and adults, but for this fantasy party I wanted to share some fantasy novels for children. And guess what – you can get digital ARCs for free! Plus, the publisher offers online downloadable Teaching Guides, with many lessons tied to the CCSS.
The Genie’s Gift
This lighthearted action novel set in the fifteenth-century Middle East draws on the mythology of 1001 Arabian Nights. Shy Anise seeks the Genie Shakayak to claim the Gift of Sweet Speech. How will she get past a vicious she-ghoul, a sorceress who turns people to stone, and mysterious sea monsters, when she can’t even speak in front of strangers?
The Haunted series: The Ghost Miner’s Treasure
In The Ghost Miner’s Treasure, Book 4 of the Haunted series by Chris Eboch, Jon and Tania travel with the ghost hunter TV show to the Superstition Mountains of Arizona, where the ghost of an old miner is still looking for his lost mine. The siblings want to help him move on, but first they’ll have to find the mine.
These are only two of the great middle grade novels published by Spellbound River Press. Check out the website for some more fantasy titles for ages nine and up:
Eleven-year-old Jinnie has a dilemma–she can grant wishes, but she can’t control the results. When her magic is discovered, her school counselor tells Jinnie to join a group of fellow students with similar power problems. Maddy’s touch makes people explode in anger. Grace can instantly turn anyone into a best friend. But their loose use of magic attracts the attention of the Loki, a group of magic thieves and pranksters. They want to steal an open-ended wish from Jinnie, and it will take all the limited and messed-up magic that she and her friends possess to make sure their powers don’t fall into the Loki’s greedy hands.
Thirteen-year-old Tyler Sato has lied, cheated, and scammed his way into the Galaxy Games. Now, on the eve of the galaxy-spanning sports tournament, Tyler’s past is catching up with a vengeance! Earth’s team of international all-stars is at each other’s throats. A shadowy conspiracy is on the move. And a shape-shifting alien assassin has Tyler in his sights. Can Tyler step up his game to become the leader Earth needs? Or will the world finally discover that Tyler isn’t quite the hero that everyone believes?
Chris Eboch is the author of over 40 books for children, including nonfiction and fiction, early reader through teen. Her novels for ages nine and up include The Eyes of Pharaoh, a mystery in ancient Egypt; The Well of Sacrifice, a Mayan adventure; The Genie’s Gift, a middle eastern fantasy; and the Haunted series, about kids who travel with a ghost hunter TV show, which starts with The Ghost on the Stairs. Her writing craft books include You Can Write for Children: How to Write Great Stories, Articles, and Books for Kids and Teenagers, and Advanced Plotting. Learn more at https://chriseboch.com/ or her Amazon page
Chris writes romantic suspense novels for adults as Kris Bock. The Mad Monk’s Treasure, “Smart romance with an ‘Indiana Jones’ feel,” is currently free at all e-book retailers.