Book club recommended books

The members of the Santa Cruz Homeschool Book Club just love to read books! You can find lists of the books we've read on our main page. On this page, we  post books recommended by Book Club members. 

2013 Recommended books - Bibliophiles
This year's list is wide-ranging, except for the prevalence of dragon stories! When talking about what they liked about the books, the children mentioned: 
"Adventure!" "Mysterious" "Cool book" "Twists and turns" "Intense" "Detail" "I like the subject matter" "Imaginative" "Creatures" "Funny!" "Homeschooled author" "I like mysteries" "It influenced other books"

For our project, the kids designed their own book covers for the books. Click on any small image to see an enlarged view.

Dragon's Milk by Susan Fletcher
Dragon's Milk cover
How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell 
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix cover
Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick
The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
Magyck by Angie Sage
Crunch cover
Crunch by Leslie Connor
Horse Diaries #3 Koda by Patricia Hermes
Cold Cereal by Adam Rex
The Divide cover
The Divide by Elizabeth Kay
Eragon by Christopher Paolini
The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
Swallows & Amazons by Arthur Ransome
The Hobbit by J.R.R.Tolkein
Peter Nimble by Jonathan Auxier