Children of the Red King #1: Midnight for Charlie Bone

Book 1 of 8 in the Children Of The Red King
Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grades 2 - 5U4.865006
A magical fantasy that is fast-paced and easy-to-read. Charlie Bone has a special gift- he can hear people in photographs talking.

The fabulous powers of the Red King were passed down through his descendants, after turning up quite unexpectedly, in someone who had no idea where they came from. This is what happened to Charlie Bone, and to some of the children he met behind the grim, gray walls of Bloor's Academy.

Charlie Bone has discovered an unusual gift-he can hear people in photographs talking! His scheming aunts decide to send him to Bloor Academy, a school for genius's where he uses his gifts to discover the truth despite all the dangers that lie ahead.
Hardcover, 416 pages
Published on March 1, 2003 by Orchard Books
ISBN-10: 0439474299
ISBN-13: 9780439474290
26 Book Reviews
  • bethebestyouu
    bethebestyouualmost 3 years55 stars
    i read this in the 7th grade and i absolutely love this
    • b-e-r-n-i-e
      b-e-r-n-i-eabout 6 years
      it has a boring start
      • jarenlalmost 7 years
        Awesome, Awesome, AWESOME!!!!!! L.O.L :) ;)
        • cocollette
          cocolletteover 7 years55 stars
          loved it. actually, i loved the whole series. i reccomend it to... EVERYONE!!!!!
          • frozen0307
            frozen0307almost 8 years55 stars
            I love this book because Charlie bone made some new friends at floors academy and when he looks at a picture he hears voices.
            • moneyballmanboy
              moneyballmanboyalmost 8 years55 stars
              I love this Book
              • kitkat163379
                kitkat163379almost 8 years55 stars
                This book is totes 5 stars. I love it. I won't spoil it, but I really recommend it. READ IT!
                • bot
                  botalmost 8 years
                  i loved it because of the magic
                  • peace-lina
                    peace-linaover 8 years55 stars
                    I loved this book. It is about a boy and his terrible 3 aunts trying to get rid of him because they think he should go to an acadamy for children of the red king.
                    • sweetpicks
                      sweetpicksover 8 years55 stars
                      This was such a great book i would read it over and over ( which I have)