What books does your 6-7 like to read?

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Registered: 04-02-2008
What books does your 6-7 like to read?
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Tue, 08-10-2010 - 11:36pm

I need some ideas for my almost 7 year old! He likes to read the starter books like Biscuit, Clifford and such. I'm hoping that he'll be into the shorter chapter books by the next summer. Do you have any suggestions for anything a bit longer but not a chapter book?

I did pick up the new Dav Pilkey book for one of my twins for their birthday today. It's called "The Adventures of Ook and Gluk". It's probably below his reading level, but he loves Captain Underpants.

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Registered: 04-02-2008
Tue, 08-10-2010 - 11:37pm
I was just on his website. I forgot that he wrong Dogzilla and Kat Kong. I need to go dig those out, they would be good ones for him to practice his reading.

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Wed, 09-08-2010 - 12:40pm

Hi Renee, it's great to have you here! We have some of those, I need to pull them out and see how he does. Some of them are incredibly long, that's a good idea to alternate pages :)

How does Tyson like first grade so far? Sean is having fun, told me today that he's finally okay with going every day!

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Registered: 02-26-2010
Tue, 09-14-2010 - 3:24pm

Nate the Great is a series of books about a boy detective. Chapter sort of. It has larger type and the sentences are not formed into paragraphs. Smaller type and more words will totally put him off of a book.

He absolutely loves the Ricky Ricotta and his mighty Robot books also by Dav Pilkey. A little easier than Captain Underpants with less potty humor. He also liked Ook and Gluk, Kungfu Cavemen from the future. And the Dumb Bunnies.

The Black Lagoon Books, Teacher from the Black Lagoon, Custodian from the Black Lagoon, etc.

These are the books that he picks up to read by himself. Together we read Magic Treehouse (he reads the dialogue), Arthur books.

I try not to worry as much about the reading level, chapter books, as much as finding interesting material something he will read. I have been reduced to finding games that require some amount of reading.

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Wed, 09-15-2010 - 10:55am
Those are some great suggestions, thanks so much! I think getting him some of the Ricky Ricotta might be good for Christmas.

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Registered: 02-26-2010
Wed, 09-15-2010 - 2:40pm

Ricky Ricotta books are a great place to start. I have seen 4th grade boys head straight to the Ricky Ricotta books. I enjoyed reading them too. Not so much the Captain Underpants.

My DS also seems thrown by the idea of chapter books cause Level 3 readers are not easy. With him it seems to be the size of the type and how much printing is on the page. He is willing to tackle books like the Black Lagoon (admittedly with some help) and Nate the Great which are similar or higher reading levels than some of the chapter books. But he wants it to be in quick small chunks,