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post #21 of 40
The Franny K Stein books are about a little girl who is a mad scientist. They are hysterical! Slightly more difficult than Nate the Great, I'd say.
post #22 of 40
Series She reads on her own:

Junie B Jones
Ramona



We read to her:

Harry Potter (recently finished last book )

Tales of the Beetle the Bard

Narnia Series
post #23 of 40
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Originally Posted by griffin2004 View Post
omg! I knew my 7y.o. was reading below age level, but this list of books confirms for me just HOW far below level she is; there's no way she'd make it through even a chapter of any of these books by herself; holy crap! guess I better get that ped appt made and see what the problem is...
A lot of the books listed are at much higher reading levels than a 7 y.o. would be expected to read at. If you google a book title and reading level you can find what it is listed at. She may be doing just fine.
post #24 of 40
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A lot of the books listed are at much higher reading levels than a 7 y.o. would be expected to read at. If you google a book title and reading level you can find what it is listed at. She may be doing just fine.
This is exactly on. When we look at books for our soon to be 8 year old so is bored silly in the "age appropriate" books. She always goes to look in the pre-teen or older books and has read some of our adult books if we have approved them as child friendly.
post #25 of 40
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Originally Posted by griffin2004 View Post
omg! I knew my 7y.o. was reading below age level, but this list of books confirms for me just HOW far below level she is; there's no way she'd make it through even a chapter of any of these books by herself; holy crap! guess I better get that ped appt made and see what the problem is...
My son is turning 7 this month and couldn't read any of these books, either. He's reading at grade level (1st grade) which is still stuff like the Biscuit books and other easy readers with only a few sentences per page.

My 4yo is gifted and reading at a 2nd/3rd grade level. He likes Frog and Toad, Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa, and Franny K Stein right now.

I think a lot of the books listed here are 3rd+ grade reading level, I wouldn't worry about a 1st/2nd grader not being able to read them!
post #26 of 40
Six Year Old Reading:

Rainbow Magic Fairies
My Secret Unicorn
the Fairy books by Tracy Kane
Magic Tree House
any Beverly Cleary books
The Boxcar Children
Pony Pals
the Little House books
American Girl books
post #27 of 40
Magic Treehouse series
Little House series
post #28 of 40
DS #1 loves to read. Here is a list for you.

Hardy Boys
Wizzard of Oz
Cam Jansen
Jigsaw Jones
Encyclopedia Brown
Any book by Beverly Cleary
Magic Treehouse books and Research Guides
Sugar Creek Gang
post #29 of 40
Ds also likes these series:

Goosebumps
Flat Stanley
Puppy Place
post #30 of 40

Books

My son just turned 8 two days ago. He started "reading" since 3 months old. He reads all sorts of books including a lot books about dinosaurs and prehistoric creatures. If we're talking about series, here they are:

Grade one: Ready Freddy, the Littles
Grade two: Horrible Harry & Magic Tree House, A- Z Mysteries
Grade three: StarWars series & Goosebumps

Al
post #31 of 40
Well, yesterday, she read a big pile of parenting books. I have never been one to censor my kids' reading, but, if I have to hear "according to Faber and Malish, you could have handled this situation differently, or, if you prefer Barbara Colorosso, you could have tried..." again, my head may explode.

Anyway, my 7 year old is a voracious reader. Some of the things she comes back to are:

Anything by Roald Dahl
Anything by Cornelia Funke
the Redwall books
the Tiffany Aching books by Terry Pratchett
post #32 of 40
ds will be 8 at the end of may. he loves the a series of unfortunate events books, i think he's on #6 now, started in october. also loves the ember series, i still need to order #4.

he started little house, but got bored. i was sad bc those are some of my fave childhood books and i wanted to share them with him.

lets see, what else...roald dahl, eb white. i'm hoping to get him into ramona, i LOVE ramona! LOL man, once again, i wish i had a daughter.
post #33 of 40
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ds will be 8 at the end of may. he loves the a series of unfortunate events books, i think he's on #6 now, started in october. also loves the ember series, i still need to order #4.

he started little house, but got bored. i was sad bc those are some of my fave childhood books and i wanted to share them with him.

lets see, what else...roald dahl, eb white. i'm hoping to get him into ramona, i LOVE ramona! LOL man, once again, i wish i had a daughter.
The flip side of it, though, is having an only and a girl, my dd doesn't like anything dark at all. When she was a toddler, I started collecting some books that *I* though would be interesting as a young child, like The Spiderwick Chronicles, Goosebumps and Series of Unfortunate Events (I work in a library, btw)... well, she doesn't like any of them because they are too "ominous", according to her. I thought they were great books, but she never wanted to read them. She does love Little House books, though. And Ramona. So, I guess it's a trade-off.
post #34 of 40
Atlas of the Human Body (it's graphic but he loves it.)

He's also really loving the Guardians of Ga'Hoole series.
post #35 of 40
My son loved the "The Name of the Book is Secret" series by Pseudonymous Bosch.

"Diary of a Wimpy Kid" series by Jeff Kinney

"The Unusual Mind of Vincent Shadow" by Tim Kehoe

My DS also loves all the Calvin and Hobbes collections.
post #36 of 40
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Originally Posted by TEAK's Mom View Post
Well, yesterday, she read a big pile of parenting books. I have never been one to censor my kids' reading, but, if I have to hear "according to Faber and Malish, you could have handled this situation differently, or, if you prefer Barbara Colorosso, you could have tried..." again, my head may explode.


My 8yo doesn't read books independently, at all, though I suspect he can read at grade level. The books he enjoys say they are for 9-12 yos. Right now, we are reading the Hardy Boys. We read the Mad Scientist Adventures, the Alvin Fernald series by Clifford Hicks, and the Chronicles of Narnia among others.
post #37 of 40
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Originally Posted by velochic View Post
The flip side of it, though, is having an only and a girl, my dd doesn't like anything dark at all. When she was a toddler, I started collecting some books that *I* though would be interesting as a young child, like The Spiderwick Chronicles, Goosebumps and Series of Unfortunate Events (I work in a library, btw)... well, she doesn't like any of them because they are too "ominous", according to her.
My ds is the same way.
post #38 of 40
My 7-year-old stepdaughter is a precocious reader and has made it through the Harry Potter series.

She's reading the Narnia books but isn't quite as into them...she still likes Magic Treehouse (in part because she can breeze through them and feel accomplished), and the Judy Blume books geared to younger readers (the Fudge books, Freckle Juice), and the Ramona series.

She asked about the Babysitter's Club books that are in my mom's basement; we may borrow one next time we're there. (Yeah, it's more of a "tween" series, but there's nothing particularly violent or otherwise objectionable in them--my SD isn't particularly sensitive and won't freak out over a character's divorce or an elderly grandmother's passing.)
post #39 of 40
Mine loves the Swallows and Amazons books by Arthur Ransome. We read them aloud in the past and now she's reading through them. In the first book the youngest of the children is 7, which she likes.

She also likes the Pony Pals books, which are shorter. And the early Little House books.
post #40 of 40
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The Franny K Stein books are about a little girl who is a mad scientist. They are hysterical! Slightly more difficult than Nate the Great, I'd say.
Just bought the first one for my daughter and one for my niece this week...Hilarious! Chompolina cracked me up. I sent my husband to the bookstore to pick up a few more!

We also enjoy Ricky Ricotta (Dav Pilkey) quite a bit too.
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