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'Boy' book recommendations please (green/orange)

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Cat98 Sat 16-Mar-13 09:51:30

Ds is getting to grips with reading and I can see that when he enjoys a book, he is very eager to read ahead and see what happens.. The trouble is, and I know it sounds bad, he is a typical 'boy' - obsessed with super heroes, action, monsters - though we try to parent gender neutrally as much as poss and avoid violent tv, I don't know if its inate or learned from peers but this is who he is at the moment and where his interests lie!

Anyway, the problem we have is that he just finds a lot of books too boring! He's ok mostly when we read to him, but doing his own reading only really captures his interest on occasion. He's reading well for his age - (nearly 5) - very competent green level, possibly ready for orange.

The point is - I'm looking for book recommendations for him to read us that might interest him? And really have him WANT to read on to find out what happens? It's nt that the green books are too hard - really it's not, he didn't get a word wrong in his school one the other day. It's the subject matter I think.

Thanks smile

kennythekangaroo Sat 16-Mar-13 09:57:21

star wars?
Thought they aren't quite a story as such more information based.

Tiggles Sat 16-Mar-13 09:58:50

Horrid Henry Early Readers?

CaptainSweatPants Sat 16-Mar-13 10:00:41

Ben 10 early readers

Also the horrid henry first readers are good

Our library has a great first readers section - my ds loved all the fairy tales like the gingerbread man, little red hen etc

CaptainSweatPants Sat 16-Mar-13 10:01:15

Snap littlemissgreen!

simpson Sat 16-Mar-13 10:22:56

The Happy Families books are good ie Mr Creep the Crook etc, our local library has them.

Also project X books are good (for boys but they are a school reading scheme, so I don't know if you want to avoid them).

Cat98 Mon 18-Mar-13 07:59:55

Thank you - the star wars ones look fab! And horrid Henry - think he'd like those.
Some of the others he already has/I have read him loads of times, eg the ladybird books, and we have had the whole happy families set out of the library smile he might want to read these again though.

Thank you

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