Friday, November 11, 2016

Lulu's Library: 10 Early Chapter Books for Boys by Dena McMurdie

(From Brightly.com)

There are more quality chapter books for boys in existence now than ever before. If you’re wondering where to get started, check out these ten titles.
  • The Notebook of Doom series

    by Troy Cummings
    This series is perfect for boys who like things a little bit creepy and a lot action-packed. Each book features a new mystery, new monsters, and new problems for Alexander and his friends to solve.

    *Note from Nicole: My seven year old LOVES this series, and it was so much fun to sit down and read these ones with him! Completely wacky, but with subtle messages like believing in yourself and being brave, they really are a hit in our house :)

  • Alien in My Pocket series

    by Nate Ball, illustrated by Macky Pamintuan
    They may be small, but these aliens are determined to take over the earth! It’s up to Zack, Alice, and a little blue alien to save the world from invasion. With lots of illustrations, this series gives kids an extraterrestrial adventure they will love.

  • Eerie Elementary series

    by Jack Chabert, illustrated by Sam Ricks
    What would you do if your elementary school tried to eat you? Sam Graves is the new hall monitor and can’t help feeling like the school is out to get him. With the help of his two friends and a mysterious custodian, Sam must get the school under control before it devours every last student.

  • Dragon Masters series

    by Tracey West, illustrated by Graham Howells
    As Drake gets thrust into the world of dragon training, he learns about himself and the dragon he is entrusted with. This short, fully developed story has illustrations on every page and is perfect for kids just starting out with chapter books.

  • George’s Marvelous Medicine

    by Roald Dahl, illustrated by Quentin Blake
    Wacky situations and laugh-out-loud moments prevail in this short chapter book from one of the world’s greatest storytellers. It encourages kids to look on the bright side and believe in the impossible.

  • Danny’s Doodles: The Jelly Bean Experiment

    by David A. Adler
    Friendship, school drama, and humor make Danny’s Doodles a fun contemporary read. Danny shows kindness and maturity as he repeatedly goes out of his way to befriend a strange new boy at school.

  • The Original Adventures of Hank the Cowdog

    by John R. Erickson, illustrated by Gerald L. Holmes
    Kids that like to laugh will warm up to Hank the Cowdog real fast. Hank is a goofy ranch dog that takes his job and himself a little too seriously.

  • Geronimo Stilton series

    by Geronimo Stilton
    Geronimo is an easily spooked newspaper editor who gets pulled into one humorous adventure after another. Full-color illustrations and text features make this series entertaining and fun to read.

  • The Whipping Boy

    by Sid Fleischman, illustrated by Peter Sis
    For kids ready for bigger themes, The Whipping Boy is a quick, fast-paced book full of wisdom and heart. It delivers a full-scale story in a short, accessible format.

  • Flat Stanley: His Original Adventure

    by Jeff Brown, illustrated by Macky Pamintuan
    Who knew being flat could be so fun? Stanley can slide under doors, down drainage grates, and even act as a human kite. With lots of pictures and goofy situations, this is a short, delightful story that young readers have loved for generations.

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