“From adventure, to mystery, to funny poems”

by Stephanie Greene on May 7, 2013

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Our friend Gabe, age 10, lives in Connecticut and is a big reader. So is his brother Nate. Here are their great reading suggestions for this summer. Gabe first:

benedict#2 mysteriousbenedictsocietyBorn to Fly by Michael Ferrari – “This book was a very exciting adventure, told in historical fiction, that tells the story of a Japanese boy and an American girl.”

Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart –  “These books were a very good mystery series.  I kept trying to predict what was going to happen next in the story.”Ranger's Apprentice

The Ranger’s Apprentice series by John Flanagan – “This series had lots of descriptive language and was extremely adventurous.  It was a medieval style series with knights and archers, etc.”

Where the Red Fern GrowsWhere The Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls – “This book was a very emotional book that gives you feelings for the characters.  The author used very descriptive language to help you picture the story and that helps make it a great story.”Big Nate

Big Nate series by Lincoln Pierce – “These books were very funny and styled in a comical way.  They bring laughter to all who read them!”

Gabe’s brother, Nate, who’s seven, likes a slightly different kind of book. Here are some of his ideas:

Dolphins at DaybreakMagic Treehouse #9 Dolphins at Daybreak by Mary Pope Osborne – “Because I just love submarines.” From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

From the Mixed-up Files of Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsberg – “It’s a good story and they have an adventure.”Amazing Rescues

Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel SilversteinAmazing Rescues by George Shea – “Cool rescue stories.”

Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein – “I really like funny poems.”

Great recommendations! Thanks, Gabe and Nate. If any other young readers want to suggest books they love, please leave a comment below or send your recommendation to readerkidz at readerkidz dot com. Let’s spread the word about great books – for kids, by kids!


Lorrie May 8, 2013 at 7:08 pm

Wow – fun to see some old favorites show up with a few new ideas. I’ve started a list of books that we’ll need to check out. Now we just need a longer summer…

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