We’re just a couple of weeks into summer vacation and without the intense schedule of sports practices and homework, the kids are playing outside for hours into the early evening. Thank you, thank you, thank you, Mother Nature! Despite the grass stains and stinky feet, summer really is the best.
When I eventually drag the kids inside, they’re beyond exhausted and I have a hard time calming them down, even with the help of a bath. I don’t know if it’s this way in your house, but the more tired my kids are, the more wild and resistant they are when they know bedtime is approaching. My secret weapon, other than screaming at them to get into bed, is story time. Most of the time it’s my “ace in the hole” to help their bodies and minds meet up long enough to realize that sleep is imminent. For my rising second grader, chapter books are the first books reached for these days and boy have we read some great series recently!
I hope they’re as enjoyed in your house as they have been in ours!
Two best buddies Andy and Terry live (and work) in a truly incredible treehouse. Their only problem is that when they’re supposed to be working on their upcoming book (of course they’re successful authors…) with a deadline looming, they’re inundated with outrageous and hilarious distractions. Prepare for your new reader to beg you for a treehouse of their very own!
Super Rabbit Boy is a video game character living in a video game world. This series is especially great for new readers who also have developed a growing interest in video games.
Baseball fanatics, cousins and amateur detectives, Mike and Kate will stop at nothing to solve the mysteries they come across when visiting Major League Baseball stadiums around the country. This series is a fun way to introduce the “who dunnit” genre to your new reader.
When Greg the police dog and his cop companion are injured on the job, a life-saving surgery changes the course of history, and Dog Man is born. With the head of a dog and a human body, the world finally has the superhero it has always needed.
Who knew the life of a classroom hamster could be so eventful? While having a few adventures of his own, Humphrey secretly helps the students in his classroom deal with the trials and tribulations of being an elementary school student.
Like any siblings, Judy Moody and Stink have their fair share of arguments. Luckily they usually know when it’s important to put aside their differences and work together to form a fantastic team on all kinds of adventures.
The Amelia Bedelia Chapter Books star Amelia Bedelia as a young girl and feature funny family, friendship and adventure stories.