My third grader is an avid reader. What he likes: books that are not too scary, characters that are kind and funny, comics, Pokemon, stories about friendship.
9. Adventures with Waffles
We both absolutely loved this one! The characters are nine as well, and he liked that. It's the story of a girl named Lena and a boy named Trille in a small town in Norway. They are best friends and constantly getting into mischief that sends the reader into belly laughs. Mixed with the fun are more serious issues like Lena really wanting a dad and the loss of Trille's grandmother.
8. Dear Mr. Henshaw
We have shared our love of this book on the blog before. He read this with his class, and it inspired him to start writing.
7. Anything by Roald Dahl!
You can't go wrong with any of his books - James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Witches, so many more good ones!
6. Misty of Chincoteague
This classic story of a island of wild horses and the kids who are fascinated by them is great.
5. Any Pokemon guide
Reading is reading is reading, and while Shakespeare this ain't, he really loves it. I get to hear about all things Pokemon, and I now know way more about ways a grass type Pokemon can defeat a water type Pokemon. On the other hand, this book right here has bought me many hours of entertaining him.
4. The Frank Einstein series
We have all three of this series, and we both love the combination of humor and science.
3. The Secret Garden
When I heard that he was reading this one with his class, I was skeptical that he would enjoy it. It was written a long time ago, and the language can be somewhat outdated. But believe it or not, he came home every day with something new to say about the book. It really held his attention.
2. The Penderwicks series
These tales of sisters who go on adventures, get into trouble, build strong friendships, and love each other very much is right up his alley because it is not too intense but remains exciting and engaging while being lighthearted at the same time.
1. What we are reading now: Fortunately, The Milk
This is quirky, unusual, and fascinating with everything you would expect from Gaiman.