We love education and learning as a family but have found it harder to get our son to read, which is a shame as I believe the more kids read the more they learn about spelling, grammar and also they have a bigger vocabulary. Here are some of the book series that my son has grown to love and some that his sister has loved reading too. The reviews and words are by Summer, 9 unless otherwise stated.
Wimpy Kid Books By Jeff Kinney
The Wimpy Kid books are about a boy called Greg who writes a journal. In each book he has a different thing happening to him. Hard Luck is a story where he finds a magic ball that answers questions for him, the Getaway is about a holiday in the snow that Greg doesn’t want to go on because he wants to wrap up warm for the winter and not go in the cold. They also have a couple of films based on these books that are worth a watch.
Roald Dahl Series
There are many more of the Roald Dahl books including Matilda, which is my favourite. The Twits, The Witches and Georges marvellous medicine are all great books in this series too. Roald Dahl has all kinds of creative stories up his sleeve. Matilda is about a smart girl who has parents that don’t really understand her so she gets taken in by her lovely teacher Miss Honey. The BFG stands for big friendly giant and tells a lovely story or a friendly giant.
Jacqueline Wilson has a huge collection of books telling a variety of stories including the longest whale song and a whale that sings a song.
Diary of a Minecraft Zombie
We got this series of books from Amazon for Bradley when he loved Minecraft and it is basically a diary of a Minecraft Zombie, they were easy books to read and encouraged him to read something because he was interested in that as we find it difficult to get him to read.
Enid Blyton Books
The Enid Blyton book series of the Faraway tree are about a magic tree that some children go up and have adventures, they meet people living in the tree and they go into the clouds and explore different lands. A great set of books for building imagination.
Captain Underpants books according to Bradley are about a teacher that has a spell put on him by 2 fun students who turn him into a Captain Underpants superhero character and details his adventures. Bradleys says it is full of fun humour and the film is pretty funny too.
Horrid Henry Books
If you are familiar with the Horrid Henry films and TV series then you may have read the books. They follow Henry, Perfect Peter and Margaret and their adventures having fun and winding each other up as they go about their lives.
Harry Potter Series
Yes they are long and lengthy books, however they are full of description, imagination and also help children to learn more words and also have an adventure with the books., Bradley loved watching these films and learning about Harry so it was one of the book series we could get him to watch without so much grief. They did take him a while but he seemed to enjoy them.