Wednesday, October 2, 2013

The New York Public Library's 100 Great Children's Books / 100 Years

Today the New York Public Library shared their list of the 100 Great Children's Books / 100 Years, which you can read HERE. (pic source: Harper Collins). Check out this list! How many of the books listed have your read? I love seeing so many books I grew up reading on here.

Pegasus: The Flame of Olympus & Olympus At War by Kate O'Hearn; Want To Read Wednesday

Happy Wednesday! Today's Want To Read Wednesday features a series I've recently picked up from Simon & Schuster kids called: Pegasus by Kate O'Hearn. The first book in the series: Pegasus, The Flame of Olympus was released last year, and the sequel, Pegasus, Olympus at War, was just recently released. You might have previously seen this series as Simon Kids has released them, and gave them new covers. There are 4 books in the series, and the other two haven't yet been re-released. This series was released a couple years back by Hodder Children's Books.

A young girl, a winged horse, and a war of epic proportions make for an adventurous start to an exciting new trilogy.

When Pegasus crashes onto a Manhattan roof during a terrible storm, Emily’s life changes forever. Suddenly allied with a winged horse she’d always thought was mythical, Emily is thrust into the center of a fierce battle between the Roman gods and a terrifying race of multiarmed stone warriors called the Nirads. Emily must team up with a thief named Paelen, the goddess Diana, and a boy named Joel in order to return Pegasus to Olympus and rescue the gods from a certain death.

Along the way, Emily and her companions will fight monsters, run from a government agency that is prepared to dissect Pegasus, and even fly above the Manhattan skyline—all as part of a quest to save Olympus before time runs out

Reborn as the Flame, Emily has saved Olympus from destruction. The Olympic flame now burns strong, and peace has been restored. But not for long...

When the gruesome Nirads begin a new invasion, Emily and her friends become entangled in the conflict as old grudges are unearthed and new enemies are discovered. And all the while, Emily yearns for her father, still a prisoner of the sinister CRU, somewhere in New York. 

Join Emily astride the magnificent winged-stallion, Pegasus, as she embarks on a new flight of adventure through worlds both old and new.

I'm really looking forward to starting this series. I love Aladdin's covers for the series. 

You can find out more about the series via Kate O'Hearn's website and by visiting Simon & Schuster (Aladdin). 

Be sure to check out the series on Goodreads

Purchase the series from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble and other online and instore retailers.

What books are you looking forward to reading?

I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. ~ Anna Quindlen

Good children's literature appeals not only to
the child in the adult, but to the adult in the child.
~ Anonymous ~