I am always encouraging my son to read. Getting lost in a good book is like transporting yourself to another world, place or time. The experience can be magical and transformative. Not to mention that reading helps expand your vocabulary! If your kids loved Harry Potter, then chances are they will also fall in love with “The Last Akaway” by Gary Karton.
Published by Brattle Publishing Group of Dallas Texas, “The Last Akaway” is the first in a trilogy by author Karton. “Akaway” recently received a Bronze Award in the Preteen Fiction Fantasy category of the Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards.
In “The Last Akaway”, Brody Boondoggle and his big brother, Jake, see things very differently. Eleven-year-old Brody believes in special powers and spirit animals and all the extraordinary energy in the world that can lead to magical adventures. Twelve-year-old Jake doesn’t. He is sensible and realistic. He likes the certainty of video games, and believes only what he can see. Unfortunately, that doesn’t include the magical Akaway, wounded by the quirky video game creator Uncle Skeeta. The evil gamer sees the Akaway as a major threat to his empire and devises a scheme to destroy the Akaway. But the two brothers, guided by their quirky grandmother, finally agree to work together in a quest to save the last Akaway and preserve the creative powers of children everywhere. – Cynthia Smoot of www.ohsocynthia.com
- Perot Museum of Nature and Science, 2201 N. Field Street. Readings, Q&A and book signings at the Perot will be 9:30 am and 10:30 am as part of their new Saturday Science Bytes series. Admission to Science Bytes is free with regular museum admission.
- Barnes and Noble, Preston Royal, 5959 Royal Lane, Ste. 616 reading and signing will be at 2:00 pm. Admission is free at the Barnes and Nobles Book Store