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Sunday, September 9, 2012

More Books for Boys

Posted by Theresa S.

Listed below are a few more selections to add to our previous list of engaging reads for boys.  Needless to say, these would be great for girls, too!  All titles have been tested and approved by younger relatives.  Descriptions are summarized from Amazon.

For Middle School:
The Strange Case of Origami Yoda, Darth Paper Strikes Back, and The Secret of the Fortune Wookie; all by Tom Angleberger  "In this funny, uncannily wise portrait of the dynamics of a sixth-grade class and of the greatness that sometimes comes in unlikely packages, Dwight, a loser, talks to his classmates via an origami finger puppet."

Aliens on Vacation (Intergalactic Bed and Breakfast) and Aliens on the Rampage; both by Clete Smith  "David isn’t happy about leaving Florida and his friends to summer with his crazy grandmother in “Middle-of-Nowhere,” Washington.  Arriving at her Intergalactic Bed & Breakfast, he isn’t surprised by its the-60’s-meets-Star-Wars décor, but he is surprised by the weird-looking guests."

Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Not Reading and Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Extra Credit; both by Tommy Greenwald  "Charlie Joe Jackson may be the most reluctant reader ever born. And so far, he’s managed to get through life without ever reading an entire book from cover to cover. But now that he’s in middle school, avoiding reading isn’t as easy as it used to be."

Age 7-8
The Deadlies: Felix Takes the Stage and The Deadlies: Spiders on the Case; both by Kathryn Lasky  "The Deadlies are like any other family with a loving mother and bright, rambunctious children. Except they're spiders and poisonous."

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