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Old 07-30-2010, 09:44 AM
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Default Book Choices for 6 and 7 Year Olds.....

the SA are kinda beyond easy books like cat in the hat, but i'm not quite sure if they are ready for chapter books. what are some good selections for SA, especially boys? they need some new reading material...thanks for any suggestions.....
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Old 07-30-2010, 09:49 AM
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Magic Tree House--if he likes them, you've got a whole series to work through!
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Old 07-30-2010, 09:56 AM
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I think finding a "series" of books is a great way to keep kids reading!


Patricia Reilly Giff's Kids of Polk Street School books are great!
Louis Sachar Wayside School series have been popular with my guys.
Robert Newton Peck's Soup series.
Beverly Cleary's Henry Huggins and Ralph S Mouse series are super!
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Old 07-30-2010, 10:15 AM
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Magic Tree House and Flat Stanley are hits with my boys. If those are too wordy yet, there are some great level 3 books out there. Are they into Legos, or Scooby Doo, or some other theme? There are usually Level 2 or 3 books based on characters like that.
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Old 07-30-2010, 02:06 PM
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thanks for the info everyone!!! i have 3 6yr olds and a 7 yr old this summer, and we've been through everything i have. time to get some new books!!!!!
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Old 07-30-2010, 03:39 PM
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My dd7 loves, loves, loves
Calvin and Hobbes,
The Far Side, Get Fuzzy,
Mother Goose and Grim and some other random comic strip books we have around (I didn't realize how many I had until I went digging around when she started consuming them at a rapid rate, but the library has a lot also)
Of course some of the content shoots right over her head and she brings stuff for us to explain, but she just sits and giggles while she's reading.
She also has a new appreciation for the newspaper funnies that her grandpa is just loving. Every time we visit she drags home the dailies from their newspapers.
Archie comics too.
I think there are quite a few graphic novel type comics out for younger readers that they might get a kick out of.
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Old 07-30-2010, 07:10 PM
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I definitely agree with the Magic Tree House books. The kids love them, and they're educational too! The Mrs. Piggle Wiggle books are cute, as well as some of the Judy Blume books, and the Nate the Great series. Also, maybe the Shel Silverstein books - Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic, etc. - I remember those being among my favorites, and now my kids love them too.
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They are chapter books, but read really easy and really fast-The Boxcar Kids.

I think we were reading them in 2nd grade in school.
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Old 07-31-2010, 07:09 AM
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As mentioned above, Magic Tree House gets my vote! DS loves reading them! Sometimes it's nice to take a break from "reading" the book, so try checking out the books on tape version from the library. I check out the book and tape from the library and DS follows along. If the boys are just starting chapter books, you'll have to be careful that they are comprehending what's going on. You might want to think about adding story maps/webs for the boys to do to make sure the book is a good fit.

DS started out with Cam Jansen chapter books when he started Kdg. He read them, but wasn't very interested in them. However, they were a good way to start chapter books. He also liked Fly Guy (I think that's what it's called), another very easy chapter book. You might also want to check at the library for a list of popular books.

The reading specialist I spoke with for our district a few years ago also highly suggested non-fiction books. I can't remember why, but at the time of our discussion it made complete sense
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Two of my favorite all time books are The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein and Love you forever, by Robert Munsch

I always cry when I read those books!
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