Guest Post - Two Children's Book Authors to Remember - Sara Dawkins
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Two Children’s Books
Authors to Remember
When I was a child, I loved reading. I
had so many favorite books and book authors that my shelves were literally
packed. Of those fond memories, two authors in particular stand out in my mind.
Both of the authors had extensive collections of books they wrote, as well as
several series. Their names are Bruce Coville and Pamela Service. In fact, they
still write books for children and young adults today. Here are a few of the
books they wrote and why they are still among my favorite authors:
Bruce Coville wrote many books that I
remember fondly from my childhood. Among them were some awesome series like
‘The Unicorn Chronicles’.This series
tells the tale of a young girl who accidently finds herself in the land of the
unicorns. When she has to choose between the peaceful and beautiful animals and
her long lost father, her life becomes infinitely more difficult. Another
series from Coville was ‘The Rod Albright Alien Adventures’. This is the story
of a young boy, Rod, who befriends a group of tiny aliens and travels the
universe seeking to rescue his father. Along the way he learns he is actually
half alien, his childhood bully is an evil alien overlord in disguise, and he
is more important to the galaxy then he could ever imagine. The last series by
Coville that I want to share with you is ‘My Teacher Is an Alien Series’. These
books tell the story of three children, one nerdy boy, one pretty girl and one
bully who team up to save the Earth from an invasion of alien teachers in
disguise. Along the way they learn about what it means to be human.
Pamela Service wrote fewer series, but
her books were very compelling. One short series of two that she wrote was a
childhood favorite of mine. The ‘Stinker’ series tells the story of an alien
that crash lands on Earth and is badly wounded. To save his life, he transfers
his consciousness into the nearest living creature – a skunk. Then the
telepathic alien must enlist the help of two children to find his way back into
space with the vital information he carries. If they don’t succeed, evil aliens
will destroy Earth. Full of humor and action, this series is a fun read.
Another book from Service is ‘Being of Two Minds’. I loved this book because it
shows the power of friendship. Two children can see into each other’s minds,
even though they live far apart. When one is kidnapped, his only hope is his
far away friend. ‘Under Alien Stars’ is another great book about the power of
friendship. When aliens take over the Earth, one boy decides he will make a
stand. He kidnaps the leader’s daughter, but what he doesn’t know is that worse
aliens are on their way. Together the two feuding teens must stop the invasion
and save her father, Earth’s last hope.
These are just a few of the books that these
two authors have written for children and young adults. They are responsible
for many of my childhood favorites and definitely a
couple of authors you should check out for your children.