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    Adding a link to the thread on book recommendations for "free reading" at school, which mentions a 6-year-old.

    Adding a link to the thread on American Library Association booklists, which contains booklists for various ages.

    Adding a link to the thread Fiction Book recommendations for kid, which inquires about fiction books for an 8-year old who typically reads for information.

    Adding a link to an old thread what book your kid is reading this week (2011).

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    DS newly 9 has recently rapidly consumed The Secret Series by Pseudonymous Bosch. Loved them.

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    Adding a link to the thread Western Novels and Historical Fiction, which discusses choices for an 8-year-old boy.

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    Wow, it's been over a year since I updated the first post of this thread! Thanks for your suggestions, everyone.

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    A Certain Small Shepherd sounds like it would work for this age group.
    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/985149.A_Certain_Small_Shepherd


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    Is there any way to figure out which of these are graphic novels/graphic comics? DS6 and DS4 are on a graphic novel kick right now (we're reading to them), and we're tearing through the ones I know pretty fast! I'm running out of titles that are age-appropriate, especially for DS4!

    We've been reading the Zita the Space Girl, Baby Mouse, Squish, Lego Ninjago, Bird and Squirrel, Super Agent Jon Le Bon, Guinea Pig Pet Shop Private Eye, Mr. Pants, Binky the Space Cat, Tiny Titans and Scooby Doo Team Up.

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    I'd say A Certain Small Shepherd is more of a picture book, but has pretty good/strong vocabulary. smile You might want to be aware that it's a religious book (I don't want anyone to be offended or surprised) and that the beginning is pretty sad, especially for a four-year-old, and that for modern graphic novel fans it might be too slow. But if your son is mature, I think it's s good fit.


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    For graphic novels, my DS6 loves the Amulet series. He recently read, and enjoyed, Stickman Odyssey, too.

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    There's a graphic novel version of A Wrinkle in Time that DS8 really enjoyed.

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    Originally Posted by ElizabethN
    There's a graphic novel version of A Wrinkle in Time that DS8 really enjoyed.

    This sounds like a great summer read for DD. smile


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