Saturday, October 20, 2012

Guest Post - Two Children's Book Authors to Remember - Sara Dawkins

 
 
 
As a supporter of budding writers, I like to support and host the opportunity for other writers who are wanting to get published , a chance to guest blog on The Phantom Paragrapher.
Today's Guest Blogger is Sara Dawkins . She is an active Nanny and Freelance Writer and frequently posts content for www.nannypro.com
 

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.
 
 

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