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BOOK LIST: Series for Boys 6-10

I don’t know about you but I love a good series. Here are a few that your son’s may enjoy.

Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey

Captain Underpants Children Collection 10 Books Set. Books include: 1. The Adventures of Captain Underpants 2. Captain underpants and the attack of the talking toilets3. 3. Captain underpants and the invasion of the incredibly naughty cafeteria ladies from outer space. 4. Captain underpants and the perilous plot of professor poopypants. 5. Captain underpants and the wrath of the wicked wedgie woman. 6. Captain underpants and the big, bad battle of the bionic booger boy Part 1 7. Captain underpants and the big, bad battle of the bionic booger boy Part 2 8. Captain underpants and the preposterous plight of the purple potty people 9. Captain underpants and the Terrifying return of tippy tinkle trousers 10. Captain underpants and the Revolting Revenge of the Radioactive robo-boxers

The Bad Guys by Aaron Blabey

The Bad Guys are scary and dangerous and well… just BAD. But these guys want to be heroes, and they’re ready to spring into action. Get ready to laugh up your lunch with the baddest bunch of do-gooders in town!

Watch the fur fly in the first five hilarious installments in this bestselling series, now in one bad-to-the-bone boxed set: The Bad Guys,The Bad Guys in Mission UnpluckableThe Bad Guys in the Furball Strikes BackThe Bad Guys in Attack of the Zittens, and The Bad Guys in Interstellar Gas.

Dog Man by Dav Pilkey

Dog Man is the crime-biting canine who is part dog, part man, and ALL HERO! This three-book boxed set includes the first, second, and third books in the Dog Man series: Dog ManDog Man Unleashed, and Dog Man: A Tale of Two Kitties.

Dav Pilkey’s wildly popular Dog Man series appeals to readers of all ages and explores universally positive themes, including empathy, kindness, persistence, and the importance of being true to one’s self.

George Brown, Class Clown by Nancy Krulik

The first day at a new school is always the hardest, right? No, not always as George finds out the hard way. On the second day at…Sugarman Elementary School, he is suddenly seized by uncontrollable burps, burps so loud they practically break the sound barrier, burps that make him do wild and crazy stuff and land him in trouble with a capital T. One thing is for sure: these are not normal burps, they are magic burps—and they must be stopped! But how?

Jake Drake Series by Andrew Clements

I’m Jake—Jake Drake. I’ve seen a whole lot of craziness while in third and fourth grade. I’ve duked it out for first place in the science fair (against my best friend!), I’ve seen bullies—ok, I’ve been bullied—I’ve been mistaken for a teacher’s pet (seriously, it was all a big misunderstanding!), and I’ve even been the class clown (ok that one I’m not so proud of). I’ve rounded up all my adventures in school right here for you. Check it out! And hopefully you’ll have better third and fourth grade luck than I did!

Stink by Megan McDonald

Judy Moody’s pesky younger “bother” — encyclopedia in hand, zany schemes in mind, and comical comebacks at the ready — has totally come into his own with a compelling, kid-friendly series. Now it’s easy for young readers to jump-start their Stink collection with a boxed set.

Roscoe Riley Rules by Kathering Applegate

BOOK 1 If the kids can’t sit still for the class performance, Roscoe’s teacher could be in big trouble. Fortunately Roscoe has a plan to save her-a super, mega, gonzo plan! What could go wrong? BOOK 2 Pig-napped! When Roscoe’s stuffed pig goes missing, he is convinced that Wyatt, the class bully, is responsible. When Roscoe finds out where Wyatt keeps his teddy bear, he decides to give that old bully a taste of his own medicine. That will fix everything. Won’t it? BOOK 3 A trophy for Roscoe? It seems like everyone has an award of some kind. Except Roscoe. But a pet-trick contest is coming up, and first prize is a big, shiny trophy. Roscoe really wants that trophy-would he even borrow someone else’s dog to win? BOOK 4 Class trip! Roscoe wants to be on his best behavior for a class trip to the apple orchard. But no matter how hard he tries, he still ends up in a very sticky situation! BOOK 5 Roscoe Riley doesn’t mean to break the rules Don’t Tap-Dance on Your Teacher Rat-tat-TAT! Tap shoes make the best noise ever! But tap dancing? The big boys say that’s just for girls. Roscoe promised to tap in the school talent show. When the teasing starts, will he keep his word?

Notebook of Doom by Tony Cummings

Alexander has just moved to a new town where he is about to uncover all sorts of monsters! He finds an old notebook with the word “DOOM” inscribed on the front cover. The Notebook of Doom, which Alexander now holds, contains top-secret information about monsters! In this first book, Alexander goes up against spooky balloon goons–unique and twisted arm-waving balloon men! This book is full of humor, engaging black-and-white illlustrations, and of course…monsters!

Do you have a favorite series that’s not listed here? Leave it in the comments below.

Happy reading,

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TOP TEN: Halloween Picture Books for 2019

Are you looking for the perfect book for Halloween? Here’s my top 10 list of books that I think you will enjoy.

Pete the Cat: Trick or Pete by Kimberly & James Dean

Pete loves Halloween and candy but not so much scary surprises. Follow Pete as he goes trick-or-treating from house to house and discover what is waiting behind each door.

With over ten flaps that open to reveal fun spooky surprises, this book is spooktacular!

The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams

Once upon a time, there was a little old lady who was not afraid of anything! But one autumn night, while walking in the woods, the little old lady heard . . . clomp, clomp, shake, shake, clap, clap.

And the little old lady who was not afraid of anything had the scare of her life! With bouncy refrains and classic art, this timeless Halloween story is perfect for reading aloud.

The Berenstain Bears: Trick or Treat by Stan & Jan Berenstain

Come for a visit in Bear Country with this classic First Time Book® from Stan and Jan Berenstain. It’s Halloween and Brother and Sister can’t wait to go trick-or-treating with all of their friends, but when someone in the group encourages the kids to play a trick, things don’t go as planned.

Monster Academy by Jane Yolen and Heidi Stemple

Come along with Principal Frank N. Stein into a bright, energetic classroom where the class pet is a big purple boa constrictor, recess is in a swamp, and class bats help build a Creepy Castle in the Monster Maker’s Lab. When Tornado Jo, a new student, roars into class, a storm is brewing. Who could ever guess that her new best friend will be a vampire, and she’ll help him find his missing fang?

Award-winning writer Jane Yolen teams up with her daughter, Heidi, to present colorful monster children who have familiar human issues such as making friends and learning to help others. In a final twist, Tornado Jo — the worst behaved student — is revealed to be an out-of-control human, not a monster after all. Oh, no! Monsters are more afraid of humans than we are of them! Everybody runs!

Laugh-aloud humor is enhanced by John McKinley’s highly imaginative illustrations loaded with fun and hidden jokes tucked into the art. An irresistible romp from start to finish!

How to Catch a Monster by Adam Wallace

Get ready to laugh as a young ninja heads into the closet to meet the monster that’s been so scary night after night! But what if things aren’t what they seem and our monster isn’t scary at all? What if our ninja hero is about to make a friend of strangest sort?

If you dare to travel beyond the closet door and into the land of the monsters… you might just find the very best reward of all. But with robots, lava pie, and a smattering of traps―catching monsters is no easy business!

Is there a monster living in your closet? Are you brave enough to catch him? Parents and children will love sharing this fun and inventive picture book, which reminds us that things aren’t always as scary as they seem.

Goodnight Goon by Michael Rex

It’s bedtime in the cold gray tomb with a black lagoon, and two slimy claws, and a couple of jaws, and a skull and a shoe and a pot full of goo. But as a little werewolf settles down, in comes the Goon determined at all costs to run amok and not let any monster have his rest.

A beloved classic gets a kind-hearted send up in this utterly monsterized parody; energetic art and a hilarious text will have kids begging to read this again and again.

It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown by Charles Schultz

Celebrate Halloween with Charlie Brown and the rest of the Peanuts gang!

It’s Halloween night, which means costumes, trick-or-treating, bobbing for apples…and waiting for the Great Pumpkin. Linus is certain that the Great Pumpkin will rise out of the pumpkin patch to bring toys to all the children of the world. Could this be the year that it finally happens?

How to Make Friends with a Ghost by Rebecca Green

What do you do when you meet a ghost? One: Provide the ghost with some of its favorite snacks, like mud tarts and earwax truffles. Two: Tell your ghost bedtime stories (ghosts love to be read to). Three: Make sure no one mistakes your ghost for whipped cream or a marshmallow when you aren’t looking! If you follow these few simple steps and the rest of the essential tips in How to Make Friends with a Ghost, you’ll see how a ghost friend will lovingly grow up and grow old with you. 

A whimsical story about ghost care, Rebecca Green’s debut picture book is a perfect combination of offbeat humor, quirky and sweet illustrations, and the timeless theme of friendship.

At the Old Haunted House by Helen Ketteman

There are all kinds of creatures in the house: a big Ma monster and her wee monsters two, a scrawny black cat and her wee kittens three, a green Pa goblin and his wee goblins four, and more! Count along as the creatures prepare for the Halloween Fright. The text, written in the pattern of the popular poem “Over in the Meadow,” makes reading aloud fun, while the cinematic illustrations set the scene for an unforgettable romp through the old haunted house. Trick or treat!

Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson

The witch and her cat are happily flying through the sky on a broomstick when the wind picks up and blows away the witch’s hat, then her bow, and then her wand!  Luckily, three helpful animals find the missing items, and all they want in return is a ride on the broom.  But is there room on the broom for so many friends?  And when disaster strikes, will they be able to save the witch from a hungry dragon?

Let me know what you think of my list by leaving a comment below.

Happy reading,