Young readers who love mythology and magic books are in for a treat this Spring. New releases of middle grade books include a growing range of fiction based on ancient myths. Seeing myths from different cultures brought to life will be exciting for fans of Percy Jackson and other mythology adventures. There are also great books for kids who enjoy magical adventures in fantastical worlds.
Many action and adventure books for children have a boy as a lead character. The lead character is often a great role model for young readers. These books can be enjoyed by both girls and boys, and more balance is needed in gender representation. It is encouraging to see that more of the new books coming out feature a girl as the main character.