Septimus Heap is the seventh son of a seventh son, and is special in this world of fantasy contained in the Septimus Heap series by Angie Sage, aimed at kids 9 and up. This continuing series, now with six books, is compelling to young adults and grown-ups alike, which makes it perfect to read aloud together. Each book in the series tackles another chapter in the life of Septimus Heap, his family, and his friends.
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Wizards, magic, royalty, mysteries, and secrets await you and your children! Jenny Williams. So few books feature girls who are smart and resourceful. From The Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler is one of the earliest and best. A sister takes her little brother and runs away to live in the Metropolitan Museum, learning about Michelangelo — introducing readers to fine art and twentieth century urban life at the same time.
Disparate and quirky backgrounds bring four children together to work to fight evil and, occasionally, to save the world. Their suspenseful adventures will keep you guessing about just how they will solve the mysteries and get out of trouble. Grown-ups help in the stories as needed, but the kids are the real heroes. These are perfect for particularly intelligent kids and grown-ups to read together. This pair of books will have you and your kids in stitches, laughing out loud while you cheer on the unusual protagonists and jeer the bad guys.
Written for kids age 9 and up, these tales of adventure are perfect to enjoy aloud with your children.
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Plenty of train action, but also an engaging story of kids who pull together to save their family. Stuart Little is the story of a mouse-shaped boy on an adventure.
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Read it to your kids before they see the movie if you want them to appreciate its quiet, magical tone. Another book that made my Stories About Girls series, Where the Mountain Meets the Moon weaves together many Chinese folktales into a longer story about a girl and a dragon on a quest. As with the best folktales, these are best spoken aloud. Another classic, Winnie-the-Pooh came out in if you can believe it. Forget the Disney version fun, yes and get your kids reading, and read aloud, the original written by A.
Milne, and introduce your kids to Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, Tigger and their adventures. A magical, evocative world. See the snow.
See the snow come down. I want something to put on. Perfect for ids who are beginning to read themselves. Ever since its publication in , Amelia Bedelia has been a favorite among early readers. You will laugh right along with your children as Amelia does exactly as she is told with hilarious results. Erik Wecks Suggested by Corrina Lawson. These books tell the adventures of Emily Elizabeth and raising a pet from puppy to giant red dog. Clifford emphasizes important family values as Clifford grows, shares, and learns at his new home.
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Great beginning reader and bedtime story book. Michael Venables. The adventures of a very curious monkey and the man in the yellow hat. Curious George models the value of exploration, intellectual daring and inquiry. Wonderful read aloud book with beautiful illustrations. Frog and Toad are best friends who love to share experiences. Illustrates the value of true friendship.
Perfect to read aloud or for beginning reading. Another Dr. The words are: a, am, and, anywhere, are, be, boat, box, car, could, dark, do, eat, eggs, fox, goat, good, green, ham, here, house, I, if, in, let, like, may, me, mouse, not, on, or, rain, Sam, say, see, so, thank, that, the, them, there, they, train, tree, try, will, with, would, you. Ages K to 2. Henry and Mudge follows the friendship between a lonely child and a big dog named Mudge. Models values of compassion, caring and fiendship.
Great beginning reader and as a bedtime read aloud book. In the Night Kitchen is wonderful to read aloud with fantastic illustrations by Sendak.
Owl at Home is the story of Owl and his visits by various friends from nature. Great for discussion of the nature of friendship with kids. Wonderful bedtime story book. Remember what it is like to be king in a land all in your dreams. Erik Wecks suggested by GeekDad Z. Skip Social. Skip to: Latest News. Share Share Tweet Comment Email. Skip Comments. Skip to: Footer. View comments. Two more books in the Little House series to finish first.
One devoured C. Lewis and the other Roald Dahl. My boys love Rick Riorden. Most of these authors write fantasy and adventure stories. My eldest 12 is also discovering the delights of Terry Pratchetett and his Discworld series. I am sorry, but the simple fact that you have never read any of the Chronicles of Narnia books negates all credibility for the ability to suggest a list of books to read to anyone. Tough crowd at times;. Thanks so much for the list! Thanks again! The Rangers Apprentice is rhe series which helped my son at the age of 16 begin to read.
Prior he was second grade level as he has learning disabilities. His teachers were floored.
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Itwas all about interest! He loved Hugo also which my now 9 yr old is reading. There are three in the series surrounding a girl named Eva 9. Really good science fiction. Light reads. He read all seven that we have in about a week. More teenager in style than Riordan. And finally, a series called Dreamhouse Kings by Robert Lipardo about a family that moves into an old house where doors take them to other places and time. He is an advanced reader but is he too young for the content? Grateful for some advice. As an upper elementary school teacher for many years, my students always enjoyed The Indian in the Cupboard series.
I believe you can search by age and gender there. Kara, I would love to help you find the perfect books for girls! These books are amazing and are certain to please. If you are interested, email me at ubambrittj aol. Thanks for the suggestions, James! So glad your boys have also enjoyed many of the books that my guys have!