The Dark is Rising – Susan Cooper

The Dark is Rising Sequence is one of the best children’s fantasy series in the English language. Few people nowadays are familiar with the mystical prose of Susan Cooper, but I recommend a visit to her finely crafted fantasy which is composed of five different...

Northern Lights – Philip Pullman

Lyra Belacqua shines brightly in this the diamond in Philip Pullman’s “His Dark Materials” Trilogy. Lyra is one of the most amazing and feisty female characters in children’s fiction. “The Subtle Knife” and “The Amber...