Friday, June 26, 2009

Friday Five

Five Great Books for Picky Middle-Grade Readers

(recommended by Ian -- in other words, appealing, but not strictly geared, to boys, and highly imaginative)

1. Rapunzel's Revenge (We both loved this, and I also loved Austenland, a book for adults by the same author.)

2. Knight's Castleand all other works by Edward Eager, such as

3.From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler It's always nice when your kiddo really likes one of your childhood favorites.

4.A Series of Unfortunate Events, Books 1-13 We've also all loved the audiobooks read by the delightful Tim Curry.

5. George Washington's Socks Probably our biggest hit yet with historical fiction for independent reading.

3 comments:

Stephanie said...

Perfect timing! I was going to e-mail you to ask for book suggestions for Jared!

Jenny said...

Yay! Thanks for the recommendations...putting these on "the list". :)

doalltotheglory said...

I just have to say that I was expounding on the merits of 'From the Mixed Up Files....' just the other day. It is probably one of my favorite books of all time and space. Kudos to Ian for his fine choice of literature!