My 6th graders beseeched me to purchase Tui T. Sutherland's Wings of Fire series, and the result is DRAGONMANIA!
Tui T. Sutherland is a Venezuelan-American author who has co-written under the pen name Erin Hunter for the Warriors series and as Rob Kidd for Pirates of the Caribbean books. She writes Wings of Fire on her own and under her true name. Here is a quick synopsis of the series from the Scholastic Website:
"The seven dragon tribes have been at war for generations, locked in an endless battle over an ancient, lost treasure. A secret movement called the Talons of Peace is determined to bring an end to the fighting, with the help of a prophecy—a foretelling that calls for great sacrifice. Five dragonets are collected to fulfill the prophecy, raised in a hidden cave and enlisted, against their will, to end the terrible war." (http://wingsoffire.scholastic.com/books/wings-of-fire-series-1)
Some of my 6th graders are SO into these books, that they have taken to drawing the characters in their spare time. One such student is Alex B.
Alex has discovered a real talent for drawing and a deep love for reading through the Wings of Fire fandom. Here are just a few of Alex's beautiful fan-art pieces: