My son is very much trying to read books on his own. This is great and I want to encourage that by giving him books that are slightly above his level. He really enjoys telling people that he read a whole book by himself: it is a great boost for his confidence. He is currently going through the Henry and Mudge books and he is enjoying them. He also loves serials instead of a bunch of new, unrelated books. He has the audio for the Magic Tree House series.
I am looking for something that is below the Magic Tree house reading level that is still a "chapter" book but above the Henry and Mudge ones. Any ideas? I am not interested in snarky books where the protagonists call each other names, get in trouble all the time etc. I dislike Junie B. Jones, for example. I have checked out the Littles, the Borrowers and the Boxcar Kids but they will all require help for him to read through. Any ideas of books that are slightly below the Magic Tree House levels but above the Henry and Mudge?
Thanks in advance Mamas!