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Subject: Book recommendations for 7 y/o son?
Date Posted: 11/19/2009 2:49 PM ET
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My son is in 1st grade and getting more and more interested in reading.  He keeps telling me that he wants to read "chapter books" but I'm not sure of a good series for him to start out on.  Any suggestions??

Thanks, Angel

Date Posted: 11/19/2009 3:23 PM ET
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Hi Angel,

Is your son reading at his grade level?

I'm sure you'll get more responses which are probably more up-to-date, but some ideas from my childhood:

Harry Potter (might be too advanced?)

Boxcar children

books by Beverly Cleary and Judy Blume

more recent: Diary of a Wimpy Kid seems popular.

Good luck!

Date Posted: 11/19/2009 3:45 PM ET
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Yes HP is a little much for him yet I think.  I had thought about the Box Car Children, that may just be a good match for him.  He is at his grade level.  Thank you for the suggestions! =]

Date Posted: 11/27/2009 9:42 PM ET
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Boxcar Children bored both of my kids. Does he like Pokemon? They have good junior-level novels. The Black Lagoon series is very funny for this age, as is Amelia Bedelia. Magic Schoolbus is great too.

Date Posted: 11/30/2009 4:22 PM ET
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Thanks for the ideas ladies, I will check into the one's that y'all mentioned! =]

Date Posted: 12/1/2009 11:14 PM ET
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There is a set of Arthur chapter books which my little brother enjoys.  Also, the Step into Reading books moves through the various stages including basic and more difficult chapter books.  There is a series of books called Nicholas which are wonderful (the author is Goscinny and Sempe).  Let us know if you need more suggestions, I can come up with a million of them.