Parents' Guide to

The Carver Chronicles Series

By Carrie Kingsley, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Kids face challenges big and small in kind, engaging books.

Book Karen English School 2014
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The changing perspective from book to book is one of the best things about this series, and helps promote one of the core values author Karen English seems intent on sharing: empathy. Throughout The Carver Chronicles, readers feel what it's like to walk in another kid's shoes, to make mistakes and to be misunderstood, to succeed, to fail, and to be loved. These aren't light, funny, easy reads; the topics are serious, and the books are well written and surprisingly deep for this age group. But it works. The stories are engaging, the vocabulary is age appropriate but offers some challenges, and young readers might be surprised how much they enjoy reading about the importance of responsibility and integrity.

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