I just got back from back-to-school night. I learned that Andy, my third grader, needs to do a book report every month on a book he chooses. Luckily, he is a little bookworm and devours books after lights out with the help of his trusty head lamp. (Best Christmas present ever.)
My quest is this: I need more books that will captivate, enthrall, and keep Andy excited about being a reader. He read the entire Percy Jackson series and loved it. He’s read every single Magic Tree House, every Horrible Harry, and every A-Z Mystery. He loved Diary of a Wimpy Kid. He read a lot of Eragon this summer, but I think that level of reading discouraged him a bit because it was so long, and after all, he’ll need to complete these books in less than a month. (He never got to finish that epic novel because he had to give it back to the library–there was another hold on it.)
So I want to know, what are your book recommendations? What are your 8 year olds reading? I’m browsing the reviews of Amazon.com, but I’m getting lost in a see of digital text and wordy reviews from people I don’t know.