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As most of you know, Mr. A is an AVID reader and rarely without a book. I get asked at least once a week for book recommendations for boys and girls in his age-range. So I figured it was time to do another update in hopes of helping other parents find some new books for their kids to check out. This list is targeted at those with kids in 3rd-5th grade, but depending on your child, kids older and younger could enjoy these books.
So what has Mr. A read in the last few months?
The Heroes of Olympus Series – Rick Riordan – Mr. A will tell you that his favorite books in the whole universe are about Percy Jackson so I wasn’t surprised when he eagerly gobbled down this next series about the demi-god.
Magnus Chase (Book 1) – Rick Riordan – This series deals with Norse Mythology vs Greek or Roman as Riordans previous series did. Mr. A is anxious to get the second book off the library wait list.
The Ambrose Deception – Emily Ecton – We were sent an advanced copy of this book (you can pre-order here; ships Tuesday!) and he was pleasantly surprised by how good it was. He even said that I should read it. It’s about a school competition, a scholarship and what ends up essentially being a type of treasure hunt.
Spy School: Secret Service – Mr. A is a huge fan of Stuart Gibbs and all his Spy School books, so he was eager to get his hands on the latest in the series. All of these books are super entertaining, as are the rest of Gibbs’ books.
Diary of a Minecraft Zombie – Zack Zombie – Of course we had to throw in something related to Minecraft. He found this at the library and has blown through several books in this series. (I think there are 13 right now.)
I’m constantly amazed by the sheer size of the books my son reads. I found a box of my old elementary school books from my mom’s attic and they weren’t nearly as impressive as what’s available to our kids today. I think I’m even going to read The Heroes of Olympus series.
And I can’t forget about my first grader. She’s recently discovered the Critter Club books and hasn’t balked when I suggest she read, so we’re going to call that a win.