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Subject: recommendations for 1st grade boys (going into 2nd grade)
Date Posted: 5/28/2008 10:47 AM ET
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Both books that he can read by himself and ones that we can read together.  Thanks in advance!!

Date Posted: 5/28/2008 11:54 AM ET
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The Magic Tree house series is a really good series. My 7  yo son loves it.

Date Posted: 5/28/2008 12:34 PM ET
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There's a list on this site for what kids are reading. It is broken down by grade.  It's nice to see what kids are reading in the various age groups.  It also covers what AP kids are reading as well.


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Date Posted: 5/30/2008 12:23 PM ET
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I would also recommend the Magic Tree House Books. My son loved these when he was in first grade. I'm holding onto most of ours for when my younger son gets a little older.

Date Posted: 5/30/2008 4:28 PM ET
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My 5 year old son also loves the Magic Treehouse books.  He reads them on his own and we read them to him at bedtime as well.


Laurie =D

Last Edited on: 5/30/08 4:29 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 6/1/2008 12:13 AM ET
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My son loves Captain Underpants!  He will go to bed and read for quite awhile!  He also likes  Junie B. Jones, Horrible Harry, Henry and Mudge and Magic Treehouse.  My son will also be going into 2nd grade!

Date Posted: 6/1/2008 5:09 PM ET
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Beast Quest Series, Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Date Posted: 6/5/2008 8:08 PM ET
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the Stink Moody series by Megan McDonald...Stink is Judy Moody's little brother and a first grader.

Date Posted: 6/6/2008 9:38 AM ET
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Skippy Jon Jones is a picture book, but the stories are hilarious!

Date Posted: 6/9/2008 3:34 AM ET
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The Nicholas series by Goscinny are wonderful as well.

Date Posted: 6/12/2008 9:38 PM ET
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My son like these three series:  Ricky Ricotta and his mighty robot, Magic Treehouse and Captain Underpants.

Date Posted: 7/26/2008 4:44 PM ET
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My son just started the "Warriors" series by Erin Hunter, about clans of wild cats. It was a reccomendation from a 2nd going into 3rd grader. It is slightly above his level, so he's moving slowly, but he Loves it. 

He read & re-read all the Bone books by Jeff Smith when he was in 1st grade. They were a Huge hit with the 1st graders. As well as the Captain Underpants books. He likes the Ricky Ricotta series, but not as much as the Captain Underpants. There is a new series, same author, about Franny K. Stein that he liked also. The Tintin & Asterix books get dragged out from time to time. His 1st grade teacher said that she was very much for comics for kids, she said that it was always a big draw.

I've gotten him some of the Dragon Slayer's Academy books, which got a huge reccomendation from a 3rd grader. She said they were very funny.

I've read him some of the Narnia Chronicles, and also the Hobbit.  Golem freaked him out. So we are going to stick with Narnia for a while.