If You Like, Then Read is a feature where we offer reading suggestions based on books you already like, scheduled once a month. If you have more suggestions, feel free to tell us in the comments! You can check out the rest of these lists here.
The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart
Four children pass a series of tests that they were given after answering a mysterious newspaper ad and discover that they have been selected to complete a task at which only the most clever and inventive children could succeed. They are sent to the Learning Institute for the Very Enlightened to use their various gifts and thwart a terrible plot.
The Candymakers by Wendy Mass
Four children enter a contest to invent the most delicious and creative candy. The winner will have their sweet manufactured for sale. But while the children are touring a candy factory and learning the basics of making sweets, it becomes apparent that someone is trying to steal the factory’s secret ingredient–and potentially put it out of business. The children must act quickly to figure out who it is, but first they must learn if they can even trust each other. Read the review.
Remarkable by Lizzy K. Foley
In the town of Remarkable, every citizen has an extraordinary talent– except for Jane Doe. Yet the girl whom everyone overlooks will discover that she does has something to offer. Along the way, she and the readers will meet an incredible cast of characters, including her sister the math genius, her brother the artist, a pair of twins who never stop dreaming up pranks, and diverse group of pirates. In Remarkable, being a creative kid is practically commonplace! Review to come.
Theodosia Throckmorton series by R. L. LaFevers
Theodosia’s father is curator of the Museum of Legends and Antiquities in London, but it is Theodosia who can see all the secrets the artifacts hold–including the black magic. In Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos, Theo battles a curse on an Egyptian amulet. In Theodosia and the Staff of Osiris, she confronts the Serpents of Chaos again. The adventures continue in Theodosia and the Eyes of Horus and Theodosia and the Last Pharaoh.
Justice for All: December 5, 1773-September 5, 1774 by Amanda Stephens
Based on the PBS television series Liberty’s Kids, these books tell the story of Sarah, a British teen, and James and Henri, Ben Franklin’s apprentices, who witness the events of the American Revolution and help report on them for Franklin’s newspaper.