Alrighty, here is the third installment of JCN readers book suggestions.   It all started with a plea and then a list of summer reads for mom (me), books that a 9 year old boy would read and now today… *drum roll* Books that a 7 year old boy will like! I have added a few comments below to books we have read or books I read with Ryan.   I will be adding comments as time goes on!   These are listed by most suggested at the top. Thanks again for all your help. What books would interest a 2nd grade boy: Magic Treehouse series, by Mary Pope Osborne — I love these books, but Ryan was not interested.   I think this series will work much better with Reid who lives in his imagination. Encyclopedia Brown, by Donald J. Sobol Captain Underpants, by Dav Pikey Junie B. Jones series, by Barbara Park The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, by C.S. Lewis The Giving Tree, by Shel Silverstein Frog & Toad, by Arnold Lobel — All of us loved this book and saw the children’s play based on it…super fun. Anything by Beverly Cleary Flat Stanley, by Jeff Brown — If you are a relative, you may have already found Flat Stanley in your mailbox.   Also a play that we attended…yay! Where the Sidewalk Ends, by Shel Silverstein The Light in the Attic, by Shel Silverstein Frindle, by Andrew Clements Anything by Ronald Dahl SkippyJon Jones, by Judy Schachner Sideways Stories from Wayside School, by Louis Sachar, Salmon Suzie Bitner Was Afraid of the Drain, by Barbara R. Vance How to Train Your Dragon series, by Cressida Cowell — Reid is currently reading some of the easy readers under this title.   He loves them. Another book that we just finished that was dropped off by a friend that all the boys loved was Little Pear by Eleanor Lattimore.   It had fun, mischief and was about their current obsession, China. Please add any suggestions that we missed in the comments below!

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  1. We’re reading The Boxcar Children series right now with my 6 yr old and he LOVES them. He just finished Kindergarten, and he can almost read them himself, but it’s a bit exhausting, so I’m guessing perhaps they’re just right for someone to read on his own a year from now (ie. start of 2nd grade).