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Default  Posted: 8:51 AM, May 22nd (Tuesday), 2012View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I have a 6 year old nephew who has a whole summer ahead of him stuck at home since my older sister hurt her leg and all fun plans have been cancelled until further notice
He's not a sports kind of kid. He actually goes to Lego Camp to build stuff rather than to make friends so I was thinking to start a small book club even if it means just him, my youngest BIL & I have to read children books over the summer.
So, I went online and needless to say, I'm overwhelmed Too many choices, all so different from the kind of books I read growing up (my father had a classic library)
Any suggestions on where to start?


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Default  Posted: 9:21 AM, May 22nd (Tuesday), 2012View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Do you know what his reading level is? I have a friend whose DS7 read the Goosebumps series and liked it.


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Default  Posted: 8:27 PM, May 22nd (Tuesday), 2012View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I teach 3rd grade. It depends on your nephew's reading level. Maybe his mom can read with him?

Anyway, here are a few series he may enjoy: Horrible Harry, Black Lagoon (there are picture & chapter books), Junie B Jones, A-Z Mysteries, and Cam Jansen.


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Default  Posted: 9:32 PM, May 25th (Friday), 2012View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

He's coming over on Monday so we'll spend our morning at bookstore. I'm hoping he'll find at least a couple of interesting choices but we shall see


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Default  Posted: 9:38 PM, May 25th (Friday), 2012View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Take him the public library. Get him a library card. They likely have story time or other events in the summer.

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Default  Posted: 10:48 PM, May 25th (Friday), 2012View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

If he is reading them himself, check out the Captain Underpants books and other stuff by that author. Maybe Oragami Yoda or whatever it's called, too. If you are in a bookstore check out the early chapter books section where those are. Easier than that is getting into practice readers which is basically just about finding a cartoon he likes and buying the Learn To Read stories for them.

If you are reading to him, def hit up the How To Train Your Dragon series. I make g_r read it because she does all the voices for us.


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Default  Posted: 1:41 AM, May 26th (Saturday), 2012View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Magic School Bus
Magic Tree House
A-Z Mysteries
Flat Stanley

I am a homeschooling mom. I can recommend lots of quality books for you to read to him if you have the desire to do so.


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Default  Posted: 9:13 AM, May 26th (Saturday), 2012View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Check out his library -

GWADW loved the summer reading programs while she was in the Kid's age.


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Default  Posted: 9:58 AM, June 7th (Thursday), 2012View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

The Junie B. Jones books were very popular with my kids about that age I think. Quite amusing, even for the grown-ups. Is he interested in dinosaurs at all? BTW, LEGO has a free magazine thing for kids.


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