Thursday, May 29, 2014

If your children liked reading Diary Of The Wimpy Kid....

Our clients often ask what books their children should read. The short answer is: anything age-appropriate they are interested in. The long answer includes this list of recommended reading:

If your children liked reading the Diary Of The Wimpy Kid series, they will probably also enjoy:
  • The Dork Diaries series by Rachel Renee Russell
  • The Big Nate series by Lincoln Peirce
  • The Middle School series by James Patterson
  • Calvin and Hobbes comic books
  • The 13-Story Treehouse by Andy Griffiths (also the 26-Story Treehouse and the 39-Story Treehouse)
If your children liked Harry Potter, try them on Percy Jackson.

No matter what your children like (or don't like) to read, give them one Asterix comic book and one Tintin comic book. Chances are, they will fall in love with either the one, or the other, and they will beg you for the whole series. Before you ask, yes, reading comic books definitely counts as reading. In addition, Astrix will teach a bit of history and Tintin geography.

I was blown away when my 11-year old commented that the Hunger Games world was based on ancient Rome and their Games.
"How did you know?" I asked.
"From reading Asterix."

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