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Since I have a book blog, and since I've had people ask about middle grade books (especially those geared toward boys), I finally got myself organized and had my son write out short (very short) reviews of all his favorite reads from the past year.  Now, he's a pretty voracious reader, but like many boys, he has a niche -- adventure/fantasy series.  He does read a few books outside his niche, but they all tend to be series (in fact, he won't even read a book I suggest unless I can promise there will be at least two).  Anyway, here's the link to his reviews for any of you who are looking for middle grade boy books :)

http://robinreadsnwrites.com/book-reviews/ds-middle-grade-boy-book-recs/

Oh, and if you know of other series which would fit his bill?  I'd love to hear about those too!
#1 - August 05, 2011, 02:51 PM
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Unspun: A Collection of Tattered Fairy Tales: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BSR6CPJ/
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My 8 yo son, who has similar tastes, loved Adam Rex's THE TRUE MEANING OF SMEKDAY. He also adores British author Alex Milway's MOUSEHUNTER trilogy and his MYTHICAL 9th DIVISION books, both of which have plenty of illustrations by the author (and the latter has comics woven into the text). If your son likes aliens, pirates or intrepid monster-battling Yetis, he will probably enjoy those too.
#2 - August 06, 2011, 06:43 AM

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Thank you so much for this post! I also have a 9yo boy who reads at a 7th grade level and struggle to find books that are interesting to him and yet still appropriate for him. We will be checking these series out ASAP!
#3 - August 06, 2011, 09:53 AM
ANNIE B. MADE FOR TV, Running Press Kids 2018
MAURICE THE UNBEASTLY, Sterling 2017
SOPHIE'S ANIMAL PARADE, Sky Pony 2015
MARATHON MOUSE, Sky Pony 2012

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I'm glad they're helpful, Joshnlulu -- and thanks, Rebecca, for a couple more recs!  I'll definitely look into those :)
#4 - August 06, 2011, 09:55 AM
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Unspun: A Collection of Tattered Fairy Tales: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BSR6CPJ/
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