It’s an ongoing concern for parents and teachers. That’s why when I hear of books that get kids excited about reading I want to share the news.
The Michael Vey series has been captivating my boys for the past couple of years.
When the first book, Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25 came out I gave a copy to my oldest and told him it was an adventure book. He didn’t look at the thing for months. Back then my goal was to get him to read books with more words than pictures and he wasn’t interested.
Then his teachers told him he had to read a book like that and he picked up Michael Vey. He hasn’t put it down.
The last few summers we’ve been spending at a camp in northern Quebec with other families. Lots of kids, canoeing, sailing, swimming and more yet I had to try and pry not only Ian away from the books, the second installment was out then, but also my younger son Jamie.
This summer when I heard the third book, Battle of the Ampere wouldn’t be out until mid-September I contacted the publishers and begged for an advance copy so that I could take it camp in August. Kevin Balfe, VP at Mercury Ink, graciously sent a galley copy my way and I once again had to fight to get the kids outside at times. Despite me taking them outside to do all kinds of activities while were at camp, they finished the book in three days.
I can’t recommend the book series enough.
For teachers and homeschool parents, check out the curriculum packs and please share with your fellow teachers and parents.
Buy the latest book at the link below.