Reading list for boys, grades 1-6. I love to find books that excite reluctant readers. The key is to find that magic intersection that marries your child’s just-right level with content that matches their interest and a layout that is visually appealing (small chunks of text broken by pictures, larger font size, etc.). Alas, this is a moving target. I have an actual person that I select these books for, my youngest son’s best friend’s older brother who is a 4th grader with my oldest. My mom friends have had success with these books for their reluctant boy readers and suggests you try them. If you want to purchase a book, click on the image of the book to buy at Amazon.com.
This week’s books were also a nice selection from Rick Riordan’s popular Percy Jackson chapter book series, Dr. Seuss’ classic easy reader The Cat in the Hat, to a graphic novel (still to be named) and book that was created at school by stapling together pages. Hey, it all counts! It’s not so much WHAT they read but GETTING them to read.