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Subject: books for 5 year old boy
Date Posted: 8/8/2007 1:40 PM ET
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I'm looking to find a series for my 5 year old son and I to enjoy.  We are already reading the Captain Underpants series, but would like to find some more series for him.  Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Date Posted: 8/8/2007 4:09 PM ET
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Horrible Harry, maybe?

Date Posted: 8/8/2007 9:18 PM ET
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I have lots of Horrible Harry on my  shelf and I would  be willing to do 5 of them for 3 credits.  I also have jigsaw jones, cam jansen, littles(readers), I asume you are reading them to him? If he enjoys captain underpants he might enjoy bailey school kids as well.  He could not read them himself but I think he would enjoy having these read to him.  I would be willing to do 5 for 3 on any of these that I have mentioned.  JEan

Date Posted: 8/9/2007 2:25 AM ET
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Dav Pilkey (Capt. Underpants author) also wrote a series called Ricky Ricotta and His Giant Robot.  In each book, the mouse and his robot do battle against fiends from one of the planets in our solar system (e.g. voodoo vultures from Venus, mutant mosquitoes from Mars...or Mercury?...etc.).  Our son loved them!


Last Edited on: 8/9/07 2:28 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 8/9/2007 2:28 AM ET
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Oh...and If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, If You Give a Moose a Muffin, If You Give a Pig a Pancake, If You Take a Mouse to the Movies, etc...  Great read-aloud books!


Date Posted: 8/9/2007 7:29 PM ET
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I have Arthur, Franklin and Little Critter books listed and am offering 4 for 1 on children's books, 3 for 1 on all others right now.

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Date Posted: 8/14/2007 7:05 PM ET
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My son who just turned 6, loves the Magic School Bus, Magic Tree House, & Nate the great series.

Date Posted: 8/16/2007 8:58 AM ET
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Henry and Mudge are good, and I too was going to suggest a lot of the ones already mentioned.  A friend of mine says her son LOVES the Junie B Jones books because "they are so funny...even if she is a girl" LOL

There are also Scooby Doo mystery books that are great for this age... I think they are the "Scooby Doo and You Mysteries" series


what about the Droon series?

Date Posted: 8/18/2007 12:23 PM ET
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I am not real familiar with the captains underpants. But I hear Nate the Great is a good series. Not sure if this would be to young of a series for him or not. Kust a suggestion.



Date Posted: 8/18/2007 1:28 PM ET
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I would recommend the Dragonslayers Academy series and the A-Z Mysteries.  Dragonslayers are very funny books about a boy named Wiglaf in medieval times (well, kinda...) who goes to a school to become a dragonslayer.  The A-Z mysteries are very popular and are about three friends who solve a bunch of neat mysteries.  They are not your ordinary scary mysteries, and they interest even me.  Hope you find some great books!

Date Posted: 8/19/2007 12:57 PM ET
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Our 4yo and 6yo sons both enjoy Magic Treehouse and I do too.  We also enjoy Junie B. Jones, but I learned to edit it a bit after the 4yo exclaimed "Ewwwww - stink bomb" in church because of the incense.