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#1 imamumto3

Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:11 PM

just after some recommendations on easy to read books for my 7yo ds.  he struggles with reading but I want to encourage him to love books as much as I do.  I think something short and easy would help build his confidence but it would have to interest him to encourage him.

any ideas?

#2 kpingitquiet

Posted 18 November 2012 - 10:22 PM

Captain Underpants books aren't super short but tend to interest a lot of kids in reading because of the silliness original.gif

#3 EsmeLennox

Posted 18 November 2012 - 10:43 PM

Zac Power Test Drive books would be good.

Also, Scholastic have a range of superhero books designed for kids to read to themselves, Batman and Spiderman etc, my older boys enjoyed these when they were beginning to read independently.

#4 Rachel70

Posted 19 November 2012 - 05:49 AM

We have just discovered gibblewort the goblin books and my DS loves them. He hates reading but is now keen to read each night to see what gibblewort is up too.

#5 Isolabella

Posted 19 November 2012 - 06:07 AM

Hey Jack books.

#6 Sabine75

Posted 19 November 2012 - 06:19 AM

second the test drive series of zac powers, the beauty is as he gets better, the series becomes more challenging to read.



#7 bolo

Posted 19 November 2012 - 06:36 AM

I second the 'Hey Jack' series. They are short enough to read in a sitting or 2
But still a proper paperback style book.

#8 Julie3Girls

Posted 19 November 2012 - 11:00 AM

I agree with the Hey Jack books. They are the boys equivalent to the Billie B Brown books for girls, which my DD3 (age 6, pretty good reader) absolutely adores.

#9 imamumto3

Posted 19 November 2012 - 11:18 AM

thanks for the recommendations.  I just googled hey jack and found a website that sells them for $7.99 and free postage.  I think I will buy some and see how he goes

#10 tothebeach

Posted 19 November 2012 - 11:27 AM

Yes, I was amazed by the Hey Jack books.  They seem to have an engaging enough story to make children want to read them but simple enough words so that they enjoy reading them themselves.

#11 sophiasmum

Posted 19 November 2012 - 11:35 AM

My DS(7) is a big fan of the Zac Power books.

#12 Guest_3Keiki_*

Posted 19 November 2012 - 11:37 AM

Will Solvit is a pretty fun series

#13 mychubbybubbies

Posted 19 November 2012 - 01:36 PM

My 7 year old loves Zac Power, Hey Jack, Tashi and anything non fiction (if you search 'I can read' and 'step into reading' on the book depository you will find a whole heap of them). He also likes the National Geographic reader type books.

#14 Milly Molly Mandy

Posted 19 November 2012 - 01:42 PM

Aussie nibbles

OP try your local library, you will save a fortune.

#15 peking homunculus

Posted 19 November 2012 - 01:58 PM

I second the Gibblewort the Goblin books

They are really silly and funny and my son loved them. Heaps of pictures so this breaks up the text and makes it easier to read

#16 Green Sheep

Posted 24 November 2012 - 07:54 PM

Boy vs beast books are also good

#17 mama2carysbaileigh

Posted 24 November 2012 - 08:00 PM

There a few short Roald Dahl books that are good.

#18 kittennic

Posted 25 November 2012 - 10:52 PM

My 7 y/o DS loves Diary of a Wimpy Kid books. They're also great for those who aren't as keen on reading as they have funny comic-style pics in them.

#19 libbylu

Posted 25 November 2012 - 11:02 PM

My DS is six and in the top reading group in his prep class (split into three groups - there are quite a few better readers though), and he wouldn't yet cope with Diary of a Wimpy kid, Tashi, Will Solvit nor Roald Dahl - too much text or long words.

Hey Jack and Gibblewort the Goblin are about right for him though, and probably the easier 'Spy Camp' Zac Power books, though we haven't tried those yet.

He can also pretty much cope with the 'Magic Tree House' books which no one has mentioned yet - he loves these stories and there are heaps of them. They are written for early readers.

#20 belinda1976

Posted 26 November 2012 - 07:47 PM

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