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traicionada posted 5/22/2012 08:51 AM

I have a 6 year old nephew who has a whole summer ahead of him stuck at home since my older sister hurt her leg and all fun plans have been cancelled until further notice
He's not a sports kind of kid. He actually goes to Lego Camp to build stuff rather than to make friends so I was thinking to start a small book club even if it means just him, my youngest BIL & I have to read children books over the summer.
So, I went online and needless to say, I'm overwhelmed Too many choices, all so different from the kind of books I read growing up (my father had a classic library)
Any suggestions on where to start?

RS2731 posted 5/22/2012 09:21 AM

Do you know what his reading level is? I have a friend whose DS7 read the Goosebumps series and liked it.

travels posted 5/22/2012 20:27 PM

I teach 3rd grade. It depends on your nephew's reading level. Maybe his mom can read with him?

Anyway, here are a few series he may enjoy: Horrible Harry, Black Lagoon (there are picture & chapter books), Junie B Jones, A-Z Mysteries, and Cam Jansen.

traicionada posted 5/25/2012 21:32 PM

He's coming over on Monday so we'll spend our morning at bookstore. I'm hoping he'll find at least a couple of interesting choices but we shall see

WantOut posted 5/25/2012 21:38 PM

Take him the public library. Get him a library card. They likely have story time or other events in the summer.

Have Fun!

StillGoing posted 5/25/2012 22:48 PM

If he is reading them himself, check out the Captain Underpants books and other stuff by that author. Maybe Oragami Yoda or whatever it's called, too. If you are in a bookstore check out the early chapter books section where those are. Easier than that is getting into practice readers which is basically just about finding a cartoon he likes and buying the Learn To Read stories for them.

If you are reading to him, def hit up the How To Train Your Dragon series. I make g_r read it because she does all the voices for us.

Nature_Girl posted 5/26/2012 01:41 AM

Magic School Bus
Magic Tree House
A-Z Mysteries
Flat Stanley

I am a homeschooling mom. I can recommend lots of quality books for you to read to him if you have the desire to do so.

NoLongerWantHim posted 5/26/2012 09:13 AM

Check out his library -

GWADW loved the summer reading programs while she was in the Kid's age.

sad12008 posted 6/7/2012 09:58 AM

The Junie B. Jones books were very popular with my kids about that age I think. Quite amusing, even for the grown-ups. Is he interested in dinosaurs at all? BTW, LEGO has a free magazine thing for kids.

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