Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Boys, boys, boys

It does seem that there are more early ready chapter books for girls, books like Junie B. You have to look a bit harder, but those books for boys are out there, and they are so very important. This age is crucial to keeping a boy reading.

Here are some ideas:

Time Warp Trio by Jon Scieszka
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This is a great series (sneaking in history) that is really funny and simple.

My Weird School series by Dan Gutman
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These are fairly simple, boy friendly, decently written books that my boys love.

Franny K. Stein by Jim Davis
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Okay, I know the main character is a girl, but this is not a girly girl, and it's hysterical and very simple. Your kids will LOVE Franny.

Roscoe Riley by Katherine Applegate
Roscoe Riley Rules #1: Never Glue Your Friends to Chairs
Cute and sweet and fun. Great choice (way better than Junie, in my opinion).

And there's always Stink by Megan MacDonald
Stink and the Great Guinea Pig Express (Book #4)
A little gross, but if you don't mind gross, it's pretty funny. Again, the writing is better than Junie B. too... (Can you tell I'm not a big Junie B. fan???)

And one more: George Brown, Class Clown by Nancy Krulik (Katie Kazoo author)
Super Burp! #1 (George Brown, Class Clown)
Fun. Not bad. Nice series. The first book is titled, Super Burp!

Next time I'll post books that a first or second grade boy would love to listen too—these are the type of books your child should be reading on their own, but don't read these out loud. Please. Read them something much better that will get their minds churning and will get them absolutely belly laughing with you. More on that next time...

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much. This is just what I needed. Now off to the library!