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Super Series Books for Grade Four Boys

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

…Adventures of Captain Underpants– written by Dav Pilkey Have you ever met a boy who didn’t enjoy the ‘Action, Thrills, and Laffs of a Captain Underpants book? With rude humor and tons of illustrations, this series is great for even the most reluctant reader. Just don’t tell your boys that the series is mom approved – that would spoil the fun! The Adventures Of Captain Underpants Collectors’ Edition at…

Canadian Flyer Adventures Time Travel Series for Grade Two

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

…ildren who are reading at about a grade two to three level, the series is generously illustrated and quite exciting. Extra features include additional facts, an interview with the author and a preview of the next book in the series for grade two. It is great to see a series like this. The Canadian Flyer Adventure series will be enjoyed by young readers everywhere but will have a special appeal for Canadian children and those who gravitate toward…

Terrific Series For Middle Grade Readers – Chronicles of Ancient Darkness

Friday, September 9th, 2011

…e grade readers? Michelle Paver’s books: Wolf Brother , Spirit Walker and Soul Eater sat unread on my bookshelf for far too long. These days, they are rarely in my office. These are the first three titles in a terrific series for middle grade readers. I have loaned each of them to many, many kids and, without exception, the books are devoured and the series is completed. Wolf Brother is captivating, it has the perfect combination of…

Remembering Harry Potter’s Magic

Monday, August 13th, 2012

…ne of my students was reading Harry Potter this year. This could be because the kids have read it when they were younger, but it seems unlikely that they have read all seven books by grade four or five. I am hoping that with series such as Twilight, The Hunger Games, Warriors, and Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Harry Potter is not being forgotten in this age group. I think grade four is a great age for the first book. I think I will have to poll my class…

Mysteries, Humor and School Life for Reluctant Readers

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

…iana Gregory Chapter book series for grade two/three readers published by Scholastic Let’s begin with The Clue At The Bottom Of The Lake (Cabin Creek Mysteries). This is the second book in the new Cabin Creek Mysteries series. Appropriate for seven to ten year olds, it has a grade 3 Reading Level. I enjoyed the book and am confident that this is a series both boys and girls will enjoy. Set in a small, lakeside town, we follow three cousins…

The Wave Walkers – This Series Will Draw Middle Grade Readers Like Pirates to Treasure

Friday, October 21st, 2011

The Wave Runners by Kai Meyer Teen fiction published by Egmont UK Ltd. The Wave Runner is the first book in an exciting, fantasy-adventure trilogy for middle grade readers. Mr. Meyer meshes an exotic Caribbean setting, dangerous, swash-buckling pirates and intriguing fantastical creatures to create an exciting tale. We follow the story of Jolly, a 14 year old polliwiggle (someone who can walk on water). Jolly could be the last surviving…

Grade Two Chapter Books – Mermaids Everywhere

Friday, September 9th, 2011

…en who are between the ages of six and nine and are reading grade two chapter books. At this reading level, we find many series for newly independent readers to enjoy. Most grade two chapter books are generously illustrated. Series like Mermaid Rock and Mermaid S.O.S. are great because they draw children into reading multiple books. Keep in mind, at this stage, our priority is to have children to gain confidence and experience reading…

Emergent Readers Captivated by Drama and Mystery

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

…– he likened it to the kind of books his older brothers read. He felt competent, confident and intrigued. If only all books for young readers could replicate this winning combination. The Oxford University Press Read at Home series is excellent from beginning to end and includes dozens of great titles for emergent readers. Read at Home: More Level 4c: Trapped! at Amazon.com Read at Home: More Level 4c Trapped! at Amazon.ca Read at Home: Level 4,…

Meet Author Lisa Manzione

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

…arryGo Author Facebook page Book Series Website Tell us about your latest published children’s book. Who do you think should read it? What are you most proud of? The latest book published is Let’s Visit Maui!. The book series is perfectly suited for ages 5-10. I am most proud of the fact the series has been very well received by parents, librarians, teachers, but most of all, children! Let’s Visit Maui!: Adventures of Bella &…

Barnstormers’ Baseball, Will this Author Hit a Home Run Yet?

Monday, September 12th, 2011

…t. We also hear their uncle’s warning that great danger lies ahead but so far have only encountered mysterious visions and sounds. For children who are fascinated with baseball and how it was played 100+ years ago,this series may yet prove very appealing. Personally, I was frustrated that the author left me stranded on second base – with many, many unanswered questions. Game 1 (Barnstormers) at Amazon.com Game 1: #1 in The…

Fiction / Chapter Books

Saturday, November 6th, 2010

…eries Scieszka, Jon Jon Scieszka’s web-based literacy program Scrimger, Richard Author of The Nose from Jupiter and more Smith, Jeff Author of the Bone series of graphic novels Snicket, Lemony “Author” of A Series of Unfortunate Events Stanton, Andy Author of Mr. Gum series Stilton, Geronimo Watts, Irene Canadian author of No Pets Allowed, Clay Man, When the Bough Breaks Weinman Sharmat, Marjorie Author of Nate the Great and…

Anti Bullying

Monday, July 11th, 2011

…nor, illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser and Ted Enik Book about bullying for beginning readers published by Harper Collins Children’s Fancy Nancy and the Mean Girl is part of Harper Collins Children’s I Can Read series. Ranked by Harper Collins as “Beginning Reading Level 1,” it is generously illustrated and includes words such as appetite, splendid, speechless and canceled. Field Day is just around the corner. Most of…

Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride – Delightful Reading for 6 to 8 Year olds

Sunday, September 4th, 2011

…buttered toast? Not much, especially if you are Mercy Watson. She loves hot buttered toast almost as much as she enjoys adventure. Author, Kate DiCamillo and illustrator, Chris Van Dusen have teamed up to create a delightful series of blue ribbon pig tales. Perfect for boys and girls, aged 6 to 8, each book is generously illustrated with bold and humorous depictions of Mercy’s hilarious escapades. Whether attempting to drive a car or…

Tea, Chocolate Chip Cookies and Reading Aloud to Preteens

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

…articularly good series to share with reluctant readers. The chapters are short and exciting. Since sharing this with my own sons, I have recommended to several other moms and some middle grade teachers. Read more about this series here. Wolf Brother at Amazon.com Wolf Brother at Amazon.ca The Silverwing Trilogy by Kenneth Oppel – simply magical! I will never forget sharing this fantasy-adventure series with our boys. Highly recommended…

Journey of a Reluctant Reader…Small Steps

Saturday, December 10th, 2011

…hich allows us to follow much beloved characters for years, it’s wonderful when there’s at least a second. Lemonade War offered this with Lemonade Crime. Holes is followed by Small Steps. Then there’s other series, such as Ramona, which is followed by many books about her family, adventures, and friends. Series of Unfortunate Events, Fudge, Warriors; there are too many to list. I think for “reluctant readers”, like…

Grade Two Chapter Book – Why Nate is Really Great

Sunday, August 28th, 2011

…ance that is often reminiscent of Sherlock Holmes, Nate is all business – except if pancakes are on the menu. Along with with Annie and Rosamond, our hero cracks each case with solid detective work. Nate the Great is a series that has been delighting young readers for more than thirty years. Suitable for children who are reading at about a grade two level, some of the stories are divided into chapters. Generously illustrated, the text is…

Grade One Chapter Book: Being friends is better than being famous

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

…ng a wonderful friendship and many happy adventures, the Frog and Toad series has been a favourite with young readers for decades. James Howe’s latest book, Houndlsey and Catina is very reminiscent of the Frog and Toad series. Howe is famous for Bunnicula (Today Vegetables… Tomorrow the World). Houndlsey and Catina will appeal to younger readers who prefer shorter, generously illustrated chapters and less text. It will likely suit a…

Three Cheers for Rick Riordan and The Lightning Thief

Saturday, October 22nd, 2011

…of their beds engrossed in chapter books. For my eldest, this is not at all unusual but for my ten year old it was momentous. Truly, I can’t recall it ever happening before. My eldest son is rereading the Harry Potter series and enjoying every minute. He is fascinated by the small, seemingly insignificant details that are mentioned in one book, “forgotten” for awhile and then resurface two books later. I laughed when a casual…

A Special Gem – Houndsley and Catina and the Quiet Time

Sunday, October 30th, 2011

Houndsley and Catina and the Quiet Time written by James Howe and illustrated by Marie-Louise Gay Chapter book series for kindergarten – grade three published by Candlewick Press When Houndsley and Catina are unexpectedly snowed in, Houndsley is quite happy to relax and enjoy The Quiet Time. Catina is not nearly as content. She has things to do and places to go. Eventually the two settle in and spend an enjoyable day playing board games,…

Good Things Come In Threes; The Ascendance Trilogy

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

…w important I think sequels and trilogies are for reluctant readers. If you can find something they can latch onto, get immersed in, then you want to know there’s more waiting for them. Though there are no more in this series we loved, the students are now looking around the library differently. They’re looking for the next book that they will fall for the way we did these three. And while they’re looking, they’re…

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