This is a great next book if your reader likes: Enjoys a mystery adventure story Finds flashbacks and time travel exciting and engaging Can empathise with characters from different background and periods of time Wants to explore family dynamics and sibling relationships Likes historical settings and detail Is studying world war II Enjoys gritty, brave and courageous female characters Needs texts that aren’t too chunky
Your child will enjoy story The Field Guide: Spiderwick Chronicles if: Loves magic, adventure and intrigue (think fairies, goblins and trolls) Gets drawn into a narrative through illustrations designed to provide extra detail. Tony DiTerlizzi blows me away; he brings the magic to life with his gothic style pencil drawings. Will enjoy getting to really know characters and how they develop. Wants a book that is fairly short and easy to read. As in all the books in The Spiderwick Chronicles series, The Field Guide can develop self-confidence and reading stamina. It is really important for a reluctant reader that books are finished and enjoyed before the interest in them is lost.