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fireproof
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Default  Posted: 7:13 PM, September 10th (Tuesday)

He loves to read but when I look in the store nothing fits.

I like Treasure Island but is that too old?

Thank you!


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Default  Posted: 7:21 PM, September 10th (Tuesday)

Series of unfortunate events, Chet gecko (a series), spider wick series. Those were some my son loved a few years ago at 10. If he's a strong reader maybe Artemis fowl.


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Default  Posted: 7:30 PM, September 10th (Tuesday)

Jack London - Call of the Wild/White Fang

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Default  Posted: 7:35 PM, September 10th (Tuesday)

What does he like? My 6 year old nephew loves fantasy. He reads Harry Potter, the How to train your dragon series, and some classics that I don't remember.


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Default  Posted: 8:10 PM, September 10th (Tuesday)

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Default  Posted: 8:12 PM, September 10th (Tuesday)

Percy Jackson and the Olympians series would be a fun one.

Harry Potter is always a favorite of kids and adults.

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

Ummm....I'll try to think of some others as I make dinner.

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Default  Posted: 8:14 PM, September 10th (Tuesday)

"The Winter Room" by Gary Paulsen


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Default  Posted: 8:19 PM, September 10th (Tuesday)

"Holes"
By Louis Sachar

Great book!


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Default  Posted: 8:22 PM, September 10th (Tuesday)

"The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe"
by C. S. Lewis


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Default  Posted: 8:23 PM, September 10th (Tuesday)

Series of unfortunate events

Holes

both great suggestions and both my boys loved.

How about a subscription to a cool periodical like Nat Geo for kids or Zoo Animals? My boys loved these and it was a big deal to have something come in the mail, in their name, every month.


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Default  Posted: 8:27 PM, September 10th (Tuesday)

"The House of the Scorpion"
by Nancy Farmer


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Default  Posted: 8:50 PM, September 10th (Tuesday)

Holes Louis Sachar

But Anything by Rick Riordan - he'll love them all I expect: The Lightning Thief
etc.

This is what the boys I work with say is their favorite series!

eta - The six graders did not appreciate reading treasure island (unabridged) last year.

Escape from Warsaw they all like too!

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Default  Posted: 8:51 PM, September 10th (Tuesday)

Oragami Yoda series is big in our house.

Doctor Who novels are another one he loves.

DSS is almost 9, but reads at a much higher level.


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Default  Posted: 8:58 PM, September 10th (Tuesday)

39 Clues

Percy Jackson and the Olympians


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Default  Posted: 9:13 PM, September 10th (Tuesday)

What's his reading level? Does he like action? Adventure? Mystery? I'm a school librarian. PM me with those answers and I'll send you a list and some links.
Also, print, or ebook?


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Default  Posted: 5:38 AM, September 11th (Wednesday)

Holes is still both my kids' favorite book from their childhood.

DS also still goes back to the Lion, Witch and Wardrobe series when he has nothing to read, lol.

(PPGA, everything you mentioned I was sitting here shaking my head Yes! Yes!)

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Default  Posted: 8:19 AM, September 11th (Wednesday)

The Ranger's Apprentice series. It's excellent for boys.

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Default  Posted: 8:44 AM, September 11th (Wednesday)

"The Hatchet" by Gary Paulsen, really any of the books by Gary Paulsen. He has several good adventure type books. Good, clean, fun, honest books good for boys who love adventure and imagination. Call of the Wild by Jack London. Chronicles of Narnia series. The Indian in the Cupboard. Smokey the Cowhorse is an old book but a wonderful story of determination and loyalty. Iron Will is excellent. Its a true story of a boy who lost his father in his youth and saved the family farm by winning a dog sledding race - set during WWII. Stuart Little, City of Embers. (Can you tell I have a son? :-) He's 17 and gobbled up every book I could get my hands on when he was growing up-haha)


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Default  Posted: 9:49 AM, September 11th (Wednesday)

Anything by Rick Riordan

This. Ds 9 eats them up and we're waiting on a book order for two more right now. He also read quite a few of the Harry Potter books early on. I think he finished the third the summer after grade one. We took a hiatus because although his reading level is very advanced, he's still a sensitive little boy. So finding a balance of what he could read vs. what he was ready to read was tough. At 9 though he's ready to read them again.
He really likes the Ridley Pearson books. They are mysteries all set in Disney. Neat concept even if you aren't Disney parks fans or familiar with the parks.. it's just the setting.

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Default  Posted: 9:55 AM, September 11th (Wednesday)

The Ranger's Apprentice series. It's excellent for boys.

Thanks for this! I just looked them up and they would be right up my sons alley



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Default  Posted: 10:04 AM, September 11th (Wednesday)

My son is 9 1/2, and has really been into the Geronimo Stilton books for the last year or so. Before that, he was really into the Magic Tree House series. That's his creative reading side.

Generally speaking, he likes to read a lot of books of facts, like the Ripley's Believe It Or Not Books, Guinness Book of World Records, and also tons of biographies. I never would have guessed that he would be into biographies, but he's currently reading an adult-level biography about Abraham Lincoln.

What he likes to read is totally different than what I liked to read as a kid.

Do you have a library nearby? If so, let him browse around for awhile and see what interests him. You may be surprised. He may even like Treasure Island.


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Default  Posted: 10:35 AM, September 11th (Wednesday)

My son loved:

*Magic Tree House
*Geronimo Stilton

He also reads:

*Ghost Buddy by: Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver
*The 39 Clues by Rick Riordan
*Infinity Ring by James Dashner
*DragonBreath by Ursula Vernon.

We've found some classics in the dollar spot at Target he has The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and The Time Machine.

That's just to name a few. He also some Choose Your Own Adventures.

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Default  Posted: 12:01 PM, September 11th (Wednesday)

depends on his reading level. Does he like horror? if so, anything by Darren Shan - it's pretty disgusting though.
mystery? House of the scorpion - love....
fantasy/steampunk - Leviathan
horror/fantasy - Miss Peregrine's home for peculiar children
dystopian? - the Divergent series.
I recommend LEGEND to anyone.

these may be a little beyond the 10 year old level..depends on where he is and genre he likes...

I have had plenty of kids (boys and girls) LOVE the Face on the Milk Carton series by Cooney.

Anything by Gary Paulsen - and he is prolific - humor, survival, coming of age genre... and his book Winterdance, nonfiction, about running the Iditarod was the funniest book I've read.

more survival - Will Hobbs

I could go on and on. I do this for a living, but for a little older set.


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Default  Posted: 12:06 PM, September 11th (Wednesday)

At that age I loved Lloyd Alexander and the Black Cauldron series.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Chronicles_of_Prydain


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Default  Posted: 1:55 PM, September 11th (Wednesday)

The Time Cavern by Todd A Fonseca


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Default  Posted: 3:59 PM, September 11th (Wednesday)

Here's another good one:

Danny the Champion of the World by Roald Dahl


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Default  Posted: 7:26 PM, September 11th (Wednesday)

Lots of great suggestions. I'd also suggest the Tiffany Aching series by Terry Pratchett starting with Wee Free Men.

Treasure Island is still a great book for a young boy.

Aside from Harry Potter our 10 year old son is obsessed with the Origami Yoda books. Encyclopedia Brown, but it's kind of an easy read and there is NO INTERWEBS IN IT BECAUSE IT IS BEFORE INTERWEBS. He also loves the Captain Underpants books but it's distilled potty humor. My wife says "it is age appropriate but.. yeah.."

He also enjoys nonfiction books that cover subjects that interest him, I think those are great for young readers too.

When I was 10 I liked the Dragonlance series.


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Default  Posted: 8:28 PM, September 11th (Wednesday)

(PPGA, everything you mentioned I was sitting here shaking my head Yes! Yes!)
Haha, great minds think alike.

He also loves the Captain Underpants books but it's distilled potty humor.
Ah, I had forgotten about those books. yes, DS loved those too.


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Default  Posted: 1:32 PM, September 16th (Monday)

at 10 he can be at pretty much any reading level.

I can say that my boy was an avid reader, and the Harry Potter books were some favorites early on (he was reading those in 1st grade) The Percy Jackson series
I would also try to get him to read some classics inbetween others.

He loved 10000 leauges under the sea. Robinson Carusoe, Treasure Island,and lord of the flys, and when he had to reread it in middle school he had a completely different take on it, which was neat.

In addition he loved Holes, Hatchet, both he had to read for school.

Now he's 16 and read the whole series of Mortal instruments books. He also read a few Stephen King books starting with the Stand but I think he was in middle school. Hunger Games books are awesome too if he hasn't read those.


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Default  Posted: 1:53 PM, September 16th (Monday)

My DS is 19, but still has his Captain Underpants books and every Calvin and Hobbes compilation in existence.


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Default  Posted: 6:35 PM, September 16th (Monday)

Captain Underpants rocks! We love Captain Underpants, Super Diaper Baby and Ook and Gluk. Dav Pilkey is just great for boys!


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Default  Posted: 7:31 AM, September 17th (Tuesday)

"The Hatchet" by Gary Paulsen
Seconded.
Also, the "My Teacher is an Alien" series was something I loved at that age.

"Maniac Magee" is good, as well.


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Default  Posted: 5:22 PM, September 17th (Tuesday)

Richard Paul Evans -- the Michael Vey series (3 books so far).

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Default  Posted: 5:57 PM, September 17th (Tuesday)

Love rick riordan...and middle school aged children love him too! So he can continue to read and enjoy those books for a long time. Jerry spinelli is good for that age too...maniac magee is a great one for 10 year olds. Jack gantos is a great author and gordon korman as well. There is also a lot of great non-fiction out there as well. I did let my 10 year old boy read the hunger games series...which he loved...but maybe not for all 10 year olds??


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Default  Posted: 8:15 PM, September 17th (Tuesday)

If he's a fan of Harry Potter he may like the Charlie Bone series by Jenny Nimmo.

If he likes action, adventure, and spy stuff, he may want to give the Alex Rider series by Anthony Horowitz a try.


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Default  Posted: 8:23 PM, September 17th (Tuesday)

These are great suggestions! Thank you for all the ideas!

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Default  Posted: 9:17 PM, September 17th (Tuesday)

My 10-year-old nephew loves the "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" series.


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Default  Posted: 11:34 PM, October 5th (Saturday)

"The House of the Scorpion"
by Nancy Farmer

Seconded! Amazing book!

The Animorphs series, for a different kind of superheroes.


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Default  Posted: 7:18 PM, October 6th (Sunday)

"Hover Car Racer" by Matthew Reilly

Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer

Harry Potter Series

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Default  Posted: 7:44 PM, October 7th (Monday)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid series

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Hoot
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And all the stuff everyone else already mentioned.


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Default  Posted: 1:49 PM, October 17th (Thursday)

I believe I was 10 when I read Adam of the Road, and I still remember it very fondly - that was 59 years ago.

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