Thursday, May 27, 2010

Books for 7/8 year old boys

Just answering a question from a previous post about books for older boys,  I'll give a few suggestions of books for boys who have just got the hang the of reading independently (about 7 to 8 years old).

  • 'Zac Power' books are good for boys who have just started to read independently - lots of pictures, not too many words on a page.
  •  'Tashi' by Anna Feinberg

  • 'Selby the talking dog' series by Duncan Ball (Sydney writer) were very popular (and continue to be) in our house.  There are are 14 of these books.  Loved by the girls too.
  • 'Geronimo Stilton'
  • Any by Andy Griffiths, but 'The Cat on the Mat is Flat' is good for Year 2 kids.
  • Roald Dahl books are brilliant - 'George's Marvellous Medicine' is a good one to start with - not too long and gives you a feel for the Dahl craziness.  Or Charlie of course, especially if they've seen the movie.
  • 'Captain Underpants' are very popular for boys in the Year 2 set.  You might want to read them for yourself because some people find them a bit offensive.  But so many parents tell me that they have helped their boys read so it might be worth it.  And what mums like is often different to what appeals to boys! 
  • 'Tintin' and 'Asterix' comics.
  • Emily Rodda's 'Rowan of Rin' series (my daughter in Year 2 read this earlier this year).
  • 'Narnia' (Aidan read these when he was 7 1/2 but they are quite complex)

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