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Title: Book suggestions for budding reader
Post by: Tatumhart on October 06, 2012, 07:11 AM
Hi All,

My son is 6 and this weekend he found the Mighty Robot series by Dave Pilkey. He is flying through them and will probably have read all of our library's selections by the end of today.

I need some ideas for what series might be good to check out next.  I think the Mighty Robots are right at his reading level so they are building his reading confidence. This is the most excited he has been about reading and I would like to keep the ball rolling. Any suggestions of a similar series or a slightly more challenging one would be great.

He loves space and robots.

What do you guys think?
Title: Re: Book suggestions for budding reader
Post by: Amanda Coppedge on October 06, 2012, 07:45 AM
The My Weird School series by Dan Gutman is wildly popular and around the same reading level/length.
Title: Re: Book suggestions for budding reader
Post by: JennaWren on October 06, 2012, 10:17 AM
The Lunch Lady series is a huge hit in our house!
Title: Re: Book suggestions for budding reader
Post by: dewsanddamps on October 06, 2012, 02:04 PM
Our son liked Barbara Park's Junie B. Jones series. And our daughter read the A-Z Mysteries at that age, although she was an early reader.
Title: Re: Book suggestions for budding reader
Post by: Llehn on October 07, 2012, 08:09 PM
How about the Henry Huggins series by Beverly Clearly?
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Post by: nickypicky on October 07, 2012, 08:45 PM
Brian Anderson has a cute series - the Zach Proton books. Space + robots + monkeys. :)
Title: Re: Book suggestions for budding reader
Post by: Tina Cho on October 08, 2012, 04:50 AM
Magic Tree House series, Captain Underpants, Cam Jansen, and the Flat Stanley series are popular with my son.
Title: Re: Book suggestions for budding reader
Post by: xC0000005 on October 08, 2012, 06:40 AM
Dinosaur cove is like magic treehouse meets dinosaurs.  My son went through a phase where he devoured them all.
Title: Re: Book suggestions for budding reader
Post by: Tatumhart on October 08, 2012, 05:14 PM
Thank you, everyone, for taking the time to respond.  We are working our way down your suggestions now.]

He is so excited to move from the "readers" section to the "fiction" section of the library.  It's like he is all grown up now.
Title: Re: Book suggestions for budding reader
Post by: Amy S on October 09, 2012, 07:27 AM
Mary Amato's Riot Brother series has the same mentality of Captain Underpants without quite as much potty humor. My boys LOL  -- loudly.