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    #18258 - 06/21/08 08:26 AM Suggestions for after Flat Stanley?
    JBDad Offline

    Registered: 04/15/08
    Posts: 639
    Loc: Phila 'burbs
    DS is getting close to being done with Flat Stanley and unfortunately there aren't any more in the series. He doesn't yet seem to be too interested in Treehouse books. I'm looking for other books along the lines of introductory chapter books. He really liked the adventures Stanley had.

    Thanks in advance.


    #18259 - 06/21/08 08:56 AM Re: Suggestions for after Flat Stanley? [Re: JBDad]
    Cathy A Offline

    Registered: 05/26/07
    Posts: 1783
    Loc: West coast, USA
    The Enormous Egg

    Oh, and as a Flat Stanley project, DD's class made Flat Stanleys out of paper and mailed them to friends and relatives around the globe. The Stanleys were mailed back with photos of themselves in exotic places smile and the class made a map of all the places Stanley had been.

    Edited by Cathy A (06/21/08 08:57 AM)

    #18260 - 06/21/08 09:59 AM Re: Suggestions for after Flat Stanley? [Re: Cathy A]
    EandCmom Offline

    Registered: 11/09/07
    Posts: 516
    How about Nate the Great, Encyclopedia Brown, Cam Jansen, Geronimo Stilton, the Frog and Toad series, or Captain Underpants? The Time Warp Trio is fun too but they may be a higher level than what you're looking for.

    My kids did the Flat Stanley project too and it was really fun to see where all the Stanley's had been!! smile

    #18261 - 06/21/08 10:01 AM Re: Suggestions for after Flat Stanley? [Re: EandCmom]
    JBDad Offline

    Registered: 04/15/08
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    Loc: Phila 'burbs

    Great suggestions, thanks. We'll be heading off to the library sometime this weekend, so I'm adding them to our list to check out!


    #18262 - 06/21/08 10:36 AM Re: Suggestions for after Flat Stanley? [Re: JBDad]
    squirt Offline

    Registered: 03/31/08
    Posts: 323
    Loc: Back in Texas, alas!
    How about Henry and Mudge? Mine enjoyed those for a short while. And, the Magic School Bus and A to Z mysteries. Pud does not like the Magic Treehouse books because they are "too scary" but he loves Time Warp Trio books.

    (He also thought that Curious George TV show was too scary. I think he's over that now.)

    #18265 - 06/21/08 11:27 AM Re: Suggestions for after Flat Stanley? [Re: squirt]
    kcab Offline

    Registered: 10/02/07
    Posts: 1603
    Loc: Sparta, apparently
    How about the Horrible Harry books? Also, DS5 has really been enjoying Beverly Cleary's books, though there is currently a household ban on books where Ramona is 4 years old - too inspiring.

    #18267 - 06/21/08 11:35 AM Re: Suggestions for after Flat Stanley? [Re: kcab]
    JBDad Offline

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    #18268 - 06/21/08 01:45 PM Re: Suggestions for after Flat Stanley? [Re: JBDad]
    kimck Offline

    Registered: 09/20/07
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    I am a big fan of Geronimo Stilton as a bridge from short/easy chapter books to longer ones! They really seemed like a big launching pad for DS7. He's not a big fan of formulaic series, but these kept him interested! I think they are at about 3rd grade level?

    #18291 - 06/22/08 02:13 PM Re: Suggestions for after Flat Stanley? [Re: ]
    ebeth Offline

    Registered: 06/08/08
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    DS fell completely in love with the Dragon Slayer's Academy books by Kate McMullan a few years ago. They are like a young version of Harry Potter, except that they are very, very silly. (side splitting sense of humor). A young boy goes off to dragon slayer's school and becomes best friends with another boy and a girl (who has to hide the fact that she is a girl because girls are not allowed to be dragon slayers!). There is nothing frightening or scary about these books... in the first book, they end up "slaying the dragon" by telling it horrible jokes until it kneels over. In one of the books, they rescue a dragon egg and try to raise it (even though they are suppose to be learning how to slay dragons). And there is a funny wizard who is so inept that his spells go completely wrong all the time... with hilarious consequences. I think there are about 19 books in the series. Here is a link on Amazon, so you know what to look for in the library.

    Mom to DS12 and DD3

    #18318 - 06/24/08 09:58 AM Re: Suggestions for after Flat Stanley? [Re: ebeth]
    elh0706 Offline

    Registered: 03/08/07
    Posts: 353
    Loc: PA
    A-Z Mysteries, and I strongly second the Henry and Mudge, Magic School Bus and Geronimo Stilton smile

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