I love to read, and I enjoy sharing my love of books with my children.  So I was thrilled when my son’s teacher said he was reading well above his third grade level!  But that can also present some challenges – such as finding books that are age-appropriate in content but still challenging enough to hold his interest.

I reached out to teachers and friends, and I came away with a great list of books for young readers!!

  • The Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan – My son loved these books! He couldn’t read them fast enough! There are five books in the series, beginning with Percy Jackson and the Lightening Thief.
  • Chomp by Carl Hiaasen – This is another book that my son really liked, about a boy living in a zoo in Florida.  Hiaasen is also the author of Scat, Hoot, and Flush.
  • The Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney is another of my son’s favorites.  Lots of laughs can be heard when he reads these books!
  • 39 Clues is a series of books written by different authors revolving around two young orphans searching for a treasure by following the clues given to them.  The first book in the series, The Maze of Bones, was a big hit with my son.  He can’t wait to read the rest!!

Here are some other books on my son’s reading list that were suggested to us by friends:

A Series of Unfortunate Events by Brett Helquist

Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

The Guardians of Ga’hoole by Kathryn Lasky

I can’t wait for my son to go on all the adventures he can find in a new book!  What do your kids like to read?