The League and The Lantern: A Rip-Roaring Adventure Series

The League and The Lantern: A Rip-Roaring Adventure Series

The League and The Lantern: A Rip-Roaring Adventure SeriesDo your children take a break over the summer or just a lighter load? We take a couple of weeks off and then start back with a lighter load. We also have a summer reading list and a weekly book club. Let me tell you about a book that we recently read that has a solid foundation of needed vocabulary words for middle school students. This past week we read The League and The Lantern which is the debut novel of family television executive producer Brian Wells. While this book is geared towards that tough to reach audience of 9 to 14 year old readers, click I think I enjoyed this as much as the younger members of our crew.

Brian Wells has written an awesome comedy adventure that drives home the importance of courage, ed family and friendship.

The League and The Lantern is action packed and safe for young readers. There is no, and I mean none.. objectionable language or inappropriate themes. Another reason to read and use this book is that the author has also woven in the top 140 vocabulary words for middle school students! I appreciate activities that are enjoyable yet provide an educational element too.

Book Description:

Jake Herndon’s middle school sleepover takes a shocking turn when a dangerous organization invades. As he and his new friends Lucy and TJ race for their lives on the streets of Chicago they unravel a centuries-old mystery and an incredible secret about Jake’s family. Packed with unforgettable characters, mind-bending twists and laugh-out loud humor, The League and The Lantern is a ride you won’t soon forget.

The League and the Lantern became a reality through a Kickstarter campaign and is written to draw in while teaching needed vocabulary to readers 9 to 14 years old. It was released by Republic Ink on May 16, 2016.

For more information, visit the official website and connect on the Facebook page.

The website for the book includes bonus items and printables but the Book Club is what I found interesting.

Looking for a porthole into how middle schoolers think? Want to encourage a love of reading in your child? Desperate to prevent that infamous “summer slide”? Or, and be honest now – are you just hunting for a reason to eat a legendary Honest Abe donut?

Meet the Author:

Raised on the edge of the jungles of Nigeria and the prairies of Illinois, executive producer Brian Wells has helped bring to life award-winning network television movies that have been enjoyed by millions and applauded by family organizations across the U.S. Although seventh grade was the worst year of Brian’s life, it helped him develop the imagination and catlike reflexes he enjoys today.

Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing me with a sample of the product listed above.



  1. Marti Tabora says

    This sounds really good and I may be a little partial to the character named Jake. That is also my son’s name. Thanks for sharing this.

  2. Love this site for homeschooling ideas!!

  3. michele soyer says


  4. Debbie Welchert says

    This sounds like the perfect book for a couple of my grandchildren to read. I know it’s their kind of story line and they would enjoy it.

  5. This sounds like a book that would interest my 12-year-old boys. Thanks for the review!

  6. This looks like a cute book.I have a niece who would like it.

  7. Trina Flynn says

    This really sounds like a wonderful story. Thanks for sharing

  8. I think this would be a good book for kids to read.

  9. Thanks for this interesting post.

  10. (The League and The Lantern: A Rip-Roaring Adventure Series) This book sounds great for young readers to read over the summer months-

  11. Melissa Crisp says

    I think my son would love this book. He doesn’t really like to read but if he finds a book he enjoys then he will sit and read it. It’s just hard to find things he’ll like. Thanks for sharing this, I’m gonna let his check it out and see if he will like it.

  12. I make it a priority to ensure my children read over the summer. The concept of brain drain is no joke!

  13. My kids are adults. I know nothing about this.

  14. WOW! a wonderful place for encourage

  15. OMGosh! That sounds like exactly the type of book I need for my 12 year old son! Thank you! 🙂

  16. Looking for new stories all the time that my son can sit and read with me

  17. Sounds like a good book for kids

  18. This looks like a great book,i have my stepson read during the summer when it rains or the heat us too bad.

  19. belinda bell says

    I am so glad my granddaughter loves to read.

  20. Cynthia W says

    Sounds exciting – thanks!

  21. My son would live this book and it’d make it a bit more fun to read since he struggles

  22. Cynthia W says

    This sounds like a book that would be perfect for my grandchildren.

  23. Cynthia W says

    This looks awesome!

  24. Great content and wonderful links on the left!

  25. I grew up with a love of reading. It’s a way to use your imagination and learn new things.

  26. Reading in the summer is a great way to keep kid’s brains active, and speaking from experience it can really create a lasting love of reading.

  27. Nancy Burgess says

    Sounds like a great read.

  28. Blessed Assurance says

    I was just having a discussion about reading. I know I should do more. This book seems to encourage that and more outdoor activities.

  29. Michelle Elizondo says

    Great learning skills.

  30. Cheryl Everitt says

    My grandchildren love to read. This will be perfect.

  31. Gabrielly says

    Great site for homeschooling ideas.

  32. I just got this book yesterday! My son thought it looked good so I hope he reads it and enjoys it.

  33. Lyndsey R. says

    I’ve been looking for new titles for my son to read this summer. So important to keep reading even in the summer months…writing too! So glad I found your website.

  34. I would’ve liked this book if I was a kid. Definitely it sounds like a great book for my nephews. I like science fiction books for children because it is the imagination of the story and encourages reading skills. Vocabulary is definitely important for young readers

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