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Subject: Looking for suggestions and maybe a deal on children's books
Date Posted: 8/11/2007 6:55 PM ET
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Hello All!

I have 2 small boys, ages 5 & 6 (but very soon to be 6 & 7).  We have just finished the Junie B. Jones series and I would love to find another like it.  Can anyone offer suggestions and possibly deals?  We all fell in love with Junie B. and the rest of the gang, but I especially appreciated the humor, age appropriate problem-solving, self-esteem boosting story lines and chapter book format.  I know there are a lot of great stand-alone books out there (I probably have a great majority of them), but I'm especially searching for a new series in a chapter-book format.

Thanks everyone, in advance for the suggestions!



Date Posted: 8/11/2007 7:14 PM ET
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Horrible Harry is a good series as is Judy Moody.  I don't think I have any series on my shelf but will do a deal on anything you find.  I do have quite a few kids books that my son has outgrown.  Take a look if you have a minute! 

Date Posted: 8/11/2007 7:14 PM ET
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If you want to take a look at my shelf I can offer you 3 (maybe more)for 1. I still have quite a few kids books left.

take a gander and let me know.



Date Posted: 8/11/2007 7:42 PM ET
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Have you read The Bailey School Kids series?  My kids loved them when they were little and my students adore them.  Pretty sure there are 55 or so in the original series, to date, not including some holiday specials and some spin-off books.  I don't have any on my shelf, but I'm sure there are some in the system.

Date Posted: 8/11/2007 7:51 PM ET
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My little brother really liked the Junie B. Jones books, and after he finished those, he fell in love with Nate the Great books. Your boys may like them too.
Date Posted: 8/11/2007 8:07 PM ET
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A set that I loved as a kid and my kids like are the series Mrs. Piggle Wiggle and  the Amelia Bedelia series. 


Date Posted: 8/11/2007 9:49 PM ET
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Not sure about another series like Junie B., but my kids like The Boxcar Children, the Fudge books, and the Happy Hollisters.

Date Posted: 8/12/2007 6:59 AM ET
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ramona the pest and the others in that series are good as well.

Date Posted: 8/12/2007 7:16 AM ET
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I second the recommendation for the Bailey School Kids series.  I have several of them on my shelf and would be willing to do a 2 for 1 on those titles.

Date Posted: 8/12/2007 12:41 PM ET
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Thank you all for your suggestions...I'm browsing bookshelves now :)

Date Posted: 8/12/2007 12:55 PM ET
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Hi LaDonna!  I don't have these books on my shelf, but my DD also loves The Bailey School Kids. 

When I was a child, I absolutely LOVED the Ramona Quimby series by Beverly Cleary!  The first one starts when Ramona is 4.  "Beezus And Ramona".  I still love reading them to DD!  In fact, when I first heard and read a Junie B. Jones book, I jokingly called Junie a "Ramona Wanna-Be". 

My DD also enjoys Flat Stanley books.  Your boys might really like him, as he is a boy character.  I think there are 3 or 4 in the series so far. 

I know you didn't want stand-alones, but please give "How To Eat Fried Worms" a try as well!  Your boys will probably love to hear how Billy eats 14 worms in 14 days to win a bet!   :o)

Happy Hunting!