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Subject: 4th grade = low level reading books
Date Posted: 11/22/2008 4:42 PM ET
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My step-grandson is in the 4th grade but has a lot of trouble with reading.  His parents are not readers and he has not been exposed to reading for fun.  Any suggestions on some good books to give him for Christmas?



Date Posted: 11/22/2008 6:06 PM ET
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A-Z Mystery Series by Ron Roy

Magic Tree House Series by Mary Pope Osborne

Boxcar Children (slightly harder than above 2, but most are on a late third grade or fourth grade level.)

Date Posted: 11/24/2008 4:55 AM ET
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I'd try the Captain Underpants books, boys like them. Plus they have pictures on most of the pages and nice friendly large type. Plus gross humor. My kids love the Bone books by Jeff Smith, they are graphic novels. As a matter of fact, graphic novels are a great gate-way to reading for kids. I got a strong reccommend on the School for Dragonslayers series. The Goosebumps series is very popular in our school right now, among all ages.

Date Posted: 12/9/2008 12:51 PM ET
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A to Z by Ron Roy is a great suggestion!! I know some boys even like Junie B. Jones.  the Timebenders series is good too and it's by Jim Denney.  There are four or five books in that series. Ooppps, I just checked and they are 4th grade reading level. 

Magic Tree house and Cul de Sac Kids are good, too.

Subject: fourth grade reading
Date Posted: 1/1/2009 7:24 PM ET
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When my grandson was learning to read he enjoyed Leapster games, they come at different reading levels and appear to be more like video games to kids.  Also, on the web, PBS etc has video games online and they need to read directions to play the games correctly.  Good luck, Hope it all goes well for him.



Date Posted: 1/19/2009 12:45 AM ET
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Depending on his reading level, Henry and Mudge books and Nate the Great books are WONDERFUL if his reading level is about 2nd grade level.  Magic Tree House is great for 2nd-3rd grade reading level.  Once he gets on level, Hardy Boys books are great.