DS is just six and a year behind as we're in the US where they start school at 5, so he's just learning to read. We read to him every bedtime and finding now that the old picture books while he loves them maybe need upgrading. I've worked through all the earlier Roald Dahl books but he's not ready for Charlie, Mathilda et al
Any recommendations to read to him that aren't covered in pictures but aren't totally picture free either.
We have plenty of books for him to Practise reading, this is for bedtimes when he just wants to sit back and listen to a good story
I have read all the Roald Dahl's to my 6 yo. He loves them, and did at 4 when I started reading them when he had Chicken Pox.
We have also read: The Winnie the Pooh books Flat Stanley series Katie Morag books (longer picture books, rather than chapter books) Paddington Bear series (a little dated now) The Worst Witch series (he inexplicably loves these) Horrid Henry (I hate these!) Fairy Tales
mine liked Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at that age, and The Naughtiest Girl in the School, The Worst Witch (neither naughtiest girl or worst witch are girly), The Enchanted Wood and Magic Faraway Tree, currently enjoying at 5 and 7, The Bullerby Children (Astrid Lindgren - think it is Children of Noisy Village in the USA).
The Lighthouse Keeper, Katie Morag and Percy the Park Keeper are all longer picture story books.
I read Stuart Little, he has been read Charlotte's Web in school, I have also read Enid Blyton's Magic Faraway Tree trilogy. I thought Roald Dahl was too scary for my DS, but he loved Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Mercy Pig books are fun, he also liked the Ramona books (although they seem very dated).
Well I've bought the Charlie trilogy and he seems really into Mathilda so we'll give it a go but he still want some picturey books as well as a bit of Mathilda in the evenings so will have a look at all suggested and spend a small fortune at the book people, any excuse really