Thursday, September 29, 2011

Books for Big Kids

About a year ago I was having a tough time finding the boys books to read that weren't too easy or too hard and that would hold their interest. It seemed like it was hard to find books that weren't written for either little kids or pre-teens. Here are a few good ones I found for kids about age 7-10:

The Great Brain - This one took a little while for them to get into, but after the second chapter or so they were asking to read it every night. It's about a kid who is always scheming up ideas to get himself ahead and once in a while his plans help other people too. We have only read the first book in the series so far.

Beast Quest - These are a series of fantasy books that are each based on a different "beast" that the two main characters have to defeat. I couldn't tell you much more about these, but Jack really liked them!

Diary of a Wimpy Kid - These are definitely Dylann's favorite books. I catch him reading them in bed late at night when he's supposed to be sleeping and both boys have read them over and over again. There are five books in the series and they are easy to read with cartoon drawings throughout and lots of (gross and) funny stuff to keep kids interested.

Matilda - This was the first real chapter book Dylann ever read on his own. He loved reading about the tricks Matilda played on her mean and ignorant parents. Since then they've read a few other Roald Dahl books and loved them all.

How to Eat Fried Worms - They haven't read this one yet, but I have the feeling they're going to like it!

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