I know many are always on the look-out for 'bigger' chapter books that aren't inappropriate for kids 6-9.
We are reading the 4th book in the secret series by pseudonymous bosch. Well, I say 'we' because I got the 1st for the 8 yo, started reading it with the 5yo, and now (we have 3 & 4 from the library) the 12 & 14 yo's keep snatching them the read.
I just saw this website when looking for a link to the books : ) and I'll have to go back to read the ghost written stories on there.
The author's style is really 'way out in left field' LOL! I don't think they are scary, the bad guys are a bit sinister, but wacky enough that my 5 yo doesn't get worked up by it. When my 18 yo was 7/8 he read all the Lemony Snickett and Animorph books, and those were more 'tension inducing' than these. He, by the way, had resisted reading the 1st book...had been shaking his head & laughing over parts he's heard me read aloud....well, being bored in the car, he looked at #4. He said, "Oh, no...now I'm going to have to read them." I asked why.."Just the way this author writes..."
Anyone else read these yet?