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#1 of 4 Old 07-24-2012, 05:48 AM - Thread Starter
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Hi There,


I am currently studying at university, and for part of my course I have to write a book aimed for a 7 year old boy who is reluctant to read. I was wandering if anyone could give me any suggestions as to which genres are popular and other authors that I could look at for a reference. 


Thank you :)

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Think graphic novel.  I'd go and look at what is available in the children's section of a nearby library. The graphic novels are usually kept in a different section.  Then modify the vocabulary for the age and skill you are targeting.


There's also the Elephant and Piggy books, which are easy readers, that find a way to be very funny. Good for beginning to readers. The trick there is great characters (and excellent illustrations). 

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Here are the ones that were popular with my son and friends:

-- Captain Underpants

-- My Weird School series (Dan Gutman)

-- The Melvin Beederman superhero series

-- The DC Super Pets series

-- THe Adventures of Benny (by Steve Shreve)

-- The Sports Illustrated Kids Graphic Novels were hugely popular in my son's first grade classroom


Humor (especially of the potty variety) and action are the most important elements for a 7 y.o. boy, IME.


Good luck!


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My 7 year old loves the captain underpants and diary of a wimpy kid. I think the combination of graphics and text really works for this age.

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