So a few things - he's 8 and just finished 2nd grade. According to the latest testing he's reading on a 5th grade level but he's a bit of a lazy reader and if I hand him a chunk of a book he's going to dig in his heels. He's also a fairly sensitive kid in a way and things that spook him or seem scary tend to stick for awhile.
Here are a few books that I have on his TBR (whether he likes it or not) for this summer but I would love some more suggestions!
Reason: We read the first book in the in this new series and he really enjoyed it. As well he's a big fan of The Boxcar Children and listens to the audio books of the original series on a regular basis.
Pirate Spacecat Attack by Geronimo Stilton
Reason: Geronimo Stilton is a familiar character and these were really the first chapter books we tried. Plus he loves cats so the fact that this involves cats who are spacecats AND pirates seems appealing.
Plants vs Zombies: Grown Sweet Home by Paul Tobin
Reason: I'm not particularly proud of this but he loves the Plants vs Zombies video game and I'm hoping this graphic novel about the game might catch his attention.
A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel by Madeline L'Engle and Hope Larson
Reason: He's enjoyed some of the graphic novel type books lately and I love this story and think it would translate wonderfully to graphic novel form.
Darkness of Dragons by Tui Sutherland
Reason: I don't know much about this series but he was interested in the series when he saw the cover at the bookstore and he loves dragons.
So those are the 5 books on my 8 year old's summer reading list. I would love some recommendations if there are any great series that he needs to read!