By Hampton Herald Staff
For the Twelve Days of Winter Break, we thought "What do we Need? Some recommendations for books to read!"
Read below to see the Twelve Books that our staff members recommend that you check out over winter break.
Recommended by Kai G-H
Title: Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief
Author: Rick Riordan
Short Summary: Percy Jackson is just a normal boy, or so he thought. One day he finds out he is the son of the sea god, Poseidon! After learning this piece of shocking news, Percy learns that he has to go on the most dangerous quest of his life! He learns that the original weapon of mass destruction, Zeus’ master bolt, has been stolen! With the help of a satyr and the daughter of Athena, Percy goes on a quest across the United States, over the seas, and into the Underworld to prevent all out war between the gods! Will percy stop this war, or will the world inevitably be destroyed, you have to read to find out!
Who would like this book: If you like Greek Mythology, fantasy, action, adventure, or suspense, you would love this book!
Where you can find this book: You can find this book at your local library or bookstore.
Recommended by Rachel CJ
Title: Wings Of Fire
Author: Tui.T Sutherland
Short Summary: Wings Of Fire is an amazing book series from 1-15. 5 young dragons work together to stop a war between 7 dragon tribes while finding their families. Starting in book 6 we meet some new heros. Unlike the other 5 dragons these dragons don’t stop a war instead they stop an evil dragon. Then starting on book 11 another new set of heros is born. They are trying to save a young dragon who is imprisoned while exploring the continent for the first time.
Who would like this book: If you like dragons and awesome adventures then you should read Wings Of Fire.
Where you can find this book: You can find this book in the BCPL or your school library.
Recommended by Ellie R.
Title: Unicorn Academy
Author: Julie Sykes
Short Summary: This series is about girls who go to a boarding school and get unicorns. The unicorns have a secret power like flying or fire. They know the power when the unicorn just does it. They also know when they bond because the girl gets a strand of the color of the horse's mane in their hair. They all go on adventures and at the end of the series they create new books every year or two.
Who would like this book: It's funny and there is lots of drama. And the ponies are crazy sometimes. The carters like to get into trouble. I think people who like horses would like it.
Where you can find this book: You can find this book online.
Recommended by Quinn WK
Author: Laurie Halse Anderson
Short Summary: A black girl named Isabel is in the time of the American Revolution and is beaten by her owner, but she can’t do anything about it. Does she eventually escape?
Who would like this book: People interested in history.
Where you can find this book: Online or in a library.
Recommended by Cooper J
Title: Timmy Failure
Author: Stephen Pastis
Short Summary: Timmy failure is a kid who is a 5th grader who lives in portland.He does not do very well in school. Timmy is a detective that has a partner for a polar bear. They go around and solve cases together!
Who would like this book: People that like mysteries and comedy would like this book.
Where you can find this book: You can find this book on amazon,barnes and noble and BCPL
Recommended by Dane the Pain
Title: Big Nate
Author: Lincoln Peirce
Short Summary: A 6th grader with bad grades who always gets detention that is funny
Who would like this book: Someone that likes funny books
Where you can find this book: You can find in the library
Recommended by E.H.
Title: Good dogs on a bad day.
Author: David.Sidorov and Rachel.Wenitsky
Short Summary: Good Dogs on a Bad Day is about three main dogs and sometimes their friends ,who go on daring adventures to help their friends . The main characters are Hugo,King,and Lulu.
Who would like this book: If you like adventure stories that are not super big ,this story might just be the perfect book for you. So far there are two books made. The second one is just as good! It is called Good Dogs on with a Bad Haircut!
If you read this book I hope you like it!
Where you can find this book: You can probably find this book at the library or local bookstore.
Recommended by Guy D-M
Title: Dog Man
Author: Dave Pilkey
Summary: It’s a graphic novel about a cop who is part dog and part human.
Who would like this book: Someone who enjoys funny books. Someone who enjoys the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series.
Where you can find this book: Baltimore County Public Library
Recommended by Semirah A.
Title: Bud Not Buddy
Author: Christopher Paul Curtis
Short Summary: It’s about a boy named Bud that gets put into a foster home after his mother dies and then goes on to look for his dad and meets many people.
Who Would Like this Book: The book is set during the Civil Rights Era, so people who like historical fiction would like this book
Where you can find this book: You can find this book at your local library
Recommended by Hailey
Title:The Bad Guys
Author: Aaron Blabey
Short Summary: It is about a group of animals that people are afraid of that are trying to be good
Who would like this book:If you like funny action comics this book is for you!
Where you can find this book: You can find this at Barnes and Noble,Google play books and many more.
Recommended by Ms. Patek
Author: James Ponti
Short Summary: Framed is the first book in a trilogy about twelve-year old Florian Bates and his best friend Margaret who work for the FBI to solve crimes. In this book, Florian uses The Theory of All Small Things or T.O.A.S.T to solve an art crime.
Who would like this book: This book is great for mystery fans. It’s fast-paced, funny, and super interesting to watch Florian put all of the clues together
Where you can find this book: You can find this book at the Hampton school library, BCPL, Amazon, or your local bookstore
Recommended by guest Ms. Rachel (teacher at Middleborough Elementary School)
Title: The Half Upon a Time Series
Author: Jack Riley
Short Summary: The Half Upon a Time Series is a fractured fairy tale that follows Jack, a fairy tale character, as he tries to go on a quest to help May (a girl from the regular world) find her missing grandmother.
Who would like this book: If you are a fan of fairy tales and adventure this is a great book for you! You will recognize some classic fairy tale characters and will really enjoy following Jack, May, and some others on their adventures through the story
Where you can find this book: You can find this book at your local bookstore, BCPL, or on Amazon
Fun Fact: Last year, my class read the Half Upon a Time trilogy and the author, James Riley, had a Google Meet with us so we could talk about the book. He was so nice and even sent us a signed copy of his newest book!