Yesterday I asked my friends on Facebook one little question and the response I had was amazing! So incredibly helpful I’d feel selfish keeping it all for myself.
My 7 year old boy has very recently discovered he actually enjoys reading – pretty much only since the start of the summer holidays. He started with the 13 Story Tree House and quickly read through the whole 5 book series (and is eagerly waiting for the next installment due out in August). We explored a few other books by the same author – Andy Griffiths – my boy enjoyed reading “The Bad Book” and “The Cat On The Mat Is Flat” but he read these both in an afternoon. I then bought him “Just Tricking” but he found it a little bit tricky ( ‘scuse the pun) to read, though he’s enjoying having it read to him.
Which leads me to the question that I posted on my own Facebook page:
“Can anyone recommend a book (or series of books) that’s at a similar reading level to the 13 Story Tree House Books?”
The answers came fast and varied and by the end of the evening I had well over 20 books on the list (and MANY of these are book series, so there are WAY too many books recommended here to even count them).
Several books received multiple endorsements and a few sparked a little debate as to whether it was for a new reader or if it was maybe a little bit advanced.
So I can’t actually personally recommend many of these books as we haven’t read them ourselves, but I can vouch for the people who suggested them; they are parents of similar aged children and based their suggestions on what their children are reading or had read at my son’s reading level.
So here goes – in no particular order:
Don’t Look Now by Paul Jennings
Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey
Ninja Meerkats by Gareth P. Jones
Diary of a wimpy kid by Jeff Kinney
Zac Powers by H. I. Larry
Boy vs Beast by Mac Park
Beast Quest by Adam Blade
Teen Titans by Lucy Rosen
Bad Guys by Aaron Blabey
DK Readers : Lego Star Wars by Emma Grange
Secret Seven by Enid Blighton
Totally Weird by Ahn Do
Star Wars : Jedi Academy by Jeffrey Brown
Stinkbomb and Ketchup Face by John Dougherty
Fantastic Mister Fox by Rhold Dahl
Billie B Brown by Sally Rippin
Hey Jack by Sally Rippin
Billy is a Dragon by Tony Flowers
Weirdo by Anh Do
Rowan of Rin by Emily Rodda
Animorphs by K. A. Applegate
Goosebumps by R. L. Stine
A few parents also suggested Authors to look for, they included:
I’m actually feeling a little bit overwhelmed as to where to event start to tackle this list!!! What books do your younger readers enjoy?