The Fairy Godmother

by Mercedes Lackey

Theodosia And The Serpent Of Chaos

by R. L. LaFevers

Thirteen Characters

from the Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Illustration by Martha Gradisher


Where dolls are actors



©2012 Martha E. Heller All rights reserved


What in the world are you going to read next?

I read somewhere that there are people who think that kids will stop reading when they have finished Harry Potter. That is to say that the Harry Potter books are the only ones one can enjoy reading. This is simply not true. Just because they are not famous or made into movies, there are many books you might enjoy as much as you enjoyed Harry Potter. On this page, I will introduce some of my favorites and you can recommend yours (with a short review please) by clicking HERE

If you have managed to get through all of the Harry Potter books, it seems to me that you could be ready to read books that are not officially for children.

I have just finished a book about King Arthur. King Arthur is the mythical king who may have reigned in Britain shortly after the birth of Christ. If he lived at all, and the only "proof" is that there were a lot of boys named Arthur around that time.He represented a kind of bridge between the old pagan ways and the new Christianity that came after the Romans and Saxons invaded and occupied Britain. I have read a lot of books about Arthur. My mentor, Queen Celestine, retired fairy godmother and Queen of the Fairies, kept a large library in her bedroom when she was alive. An entire shelf was devoted to books about this mythical King.. THE WINTER KING by .Bernard Cornwell is my favorite. Therein you will read about the wizard Merlin who, while all the battles over the Island of Britain are taking place, is busily hunting for the thirteen treasures of Britain which when gathered together, he claims, will ensure that Britain goes back to its old (Pagan) ways. One of the thirteen treasures happens to be an Invisibility Cloak. (Now where have we heard of such a thing?) I strongly recommend this book as a follow-up to Harry Potter. It is not hard reading and you will enjoy every bit of it and when you are done there are two more books to finish telling you the story.


An Underwater Adventure with brownies and fairies

A must read for 9-12 and an exciting and hysterically funny bedtime chapter book. Start reading it NOW

Get it for your computer or small device HERE