Ahhh, the joys of summer, when you can read an entire series back to back! In The Stones of Ravenglass,the second book in the Chronicles of the Red King series by Jenny Nimmo (Lexile: 660; Interest Level: Grades 3-6), Timoken's adventure continues as he has found a new home in a castle in Britain. However, an evil steward (someone who takes care of a castle for the king) is jealous of Timoken and his power so he arrests him and throws him in prison. Timoken will need the help of his camel, Gabar, and a new friend he makes in prison to break out so he can find and save his other friends from the evil steward. He will also need to find somewhere safer to live and build his own kingdom.
This is another extraordinary adventure in the life of Timoken, who is now a couple hundred years old, for all that looks like a 12 year old. Again, fans of fantasy and Charlie Bone will love this story, but you should definitely read The Secret Kingdom first. This series should be read in order. (272 p.)
One of the reasons I became an elementary school librarian is so I can read children's books.