The Ghosts in the Castle (City Kids) (Volume 3) Paperback – January 7, 2017
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- Publisher : CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (January 7, 2017)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 114 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1540357589
- ISBN-13 : 978-1540357588
- Reading age : 7 - 9 years
- Grade level : 3 - 4
- Item Weight : 6.4 ounces
- Dimensions : 6 x 0.29 x 9 inches
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- #32,390 in Children's Fantasy & Magic Books
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That being said, this has nothing to do with a wedding or British royalty. Not really. I absolutely loved getting to meet Zaria, Tariq’s sister from the first book. She’s a really awesome kid and very kind. Zaria takes to her nerdy, smart, and slightly awkward cousin Winston and the two have an experience of a lifetime. The ghosts make this a great read for October, but the puzzle and history make it an interesting read for any time of the year.
I shouldn’t be, but I am always surprised at how well Elliott can jump between types of children’s literature. It’s certainly something other authors are not nearly so successful with. Here Elliott has written a chapter book that most fourth and even some third graders should be able to tackle. I recall the the first two books in the series being slightly easier and shorter than this one which is perfect. As kids improve through reading the series levels up with them. It also makes for a great read aloud (they all do, actually). The plot isn’t overly complicated and the books aren’t too long so it holds the interest and imagination of kids just learning to listen to chapter books.
I know kids love those Magic Tree House books, but they are awful- inaccurate history, THE WORST dialog ever, insipid characters. If you are looking for somewhere to start with read alouds for your kids or students this is a great series. You will enjoy them as much as your kids. They’re full of likable characters, interesting and important history, and magic. If you’re a librarian looking to add to your chapter book collection, please, please, please add these. It’s okay to have those tedious chapter books written for reading practice (although the inaccurate history is an issue), but let’s diversify those shelves in terms of the representation AND the writing quality.