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06-17-2008, 02:36 AM
Captain Underpants!

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51E5Z88VFCL._SL500_BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-dp-500-arrow,TopRight,45,-64_OU01_AA240_SH20_.jpg (http://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/0439014573/ref=sib_dp_pt#reader-link)

There's even a plush toy!
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41WP2JRD0HL._SL500_AA240_.jpg (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/images/1579821308/sr=1-15/qid=1213669999/ref=dp_image_0?ie=UTF8&n=283155&s=books&qid=1213669999&sr=1-15)

My daughter is all over this stuff. The author is quite prolific. And the books are kind of cute too.

www.captainunderpants.com (http://www.captainunderpants.com) or www.pilkey.com (http://www.pilkey.com)

After 2002, Scholastic seems to have picked-up his work and it's found here. (http://www.scholastic.com/captainunderpants/)

06-24-2008, 01:47 PM
This series is a big favorite for my 5yo, and the 4yos like it too. Good introductory chapter books. Clever and true to life, as anybody who has spent any time around a kindergarten class will know. There is both a kindergarten and first grade series.


06-24-2008, 02:01 PM
sorry for the back to back posts, but this is another good series, especially for boys. Good both for being read to and for beginning readers.


06-24-2008, 02:40 PM
We tore thru the Junie B. series 'speedy-quick'. :icon_wink: :yeah:

06-24-2008, 02:50 PM
My oldest read all the Captain Underpants books in second grade, some funny stuff.

This year is was the Spiderwick Chronicles and Goosebumps.

06-30-2008, 06:53 PM
Yep, Captain Underpants were a big hit with my 1st grader last year. He also plowed through all the Spiderwick books before the movie came out (and then I took him and his friend to the movie, which they critiqued the heck out of :icon_lol: )

Now, he's into Magic Treehouse books, plus some old standby's, like Encyclopedia Brown and Make Your Own Adventure books.

The newest two series he's reading right now, which I'd never heard of before, are "Ready Freddy" and "The Plant That Ate Dirty Socks". The first is more along the lines of Magic Treehouse and others (e.g. quicker reading) while the other one is a bit more of a challenge for him.

10-01-2008, 02:31 AM
The author gave an enjoyable speech (http://www.pilkey.com/pilkey_speech1.php?video=speech_512.mov&w=500&h=375)here to his "Favorite Teachers".

Mark B.
10-01-2008, 03:53 AM
We tore thru the Junie B. series 'speedy-quick'. :icon_wink: :yeah:

Speedy Quick! Classic Junie.

My son reads the "Diary of a Whimpy Kid" series. Fun for Dad and Jr.

10-01-2008, 01:15 PM
plus some old standby's, like Encyclopedia Brown

I remember Encyclopedia Brown from elementary school. I loved those stories. Why do I remember the one about the ginger ale ice cubes in the safe? What important info is that replacing in my brain?

My oldest just started the "Judy Moody" stories. I haven't read any of those. She is 6 now, and prefers reading herself rather than being read to.

10-01-2008, 02:18 PM
My oldest just started the "Judy Moody" stories. I haven't read any of those. She is 6 now, and prefers reading herself rather than being read to.

I noticed the last time in the library a series that is by the Judy Moody author -- something about her little brother (Stink, I think?). It looked interesting and something I thought my son would like, because Judy Moody didn't interest him (being a "girl" story and all :icon_wink: :icon_lol: )

Another series he's just finished reading (there's 5 in all) is "Frannie K. Stein, Mad Scientist" (or something like that). Easy reading, he was able to read the last one in a day or two (he's 8).

10-01-2008, 02:53 PM
The Bailey School Kids (http://www.marciatjones.com/books.htm#BSK) are the current favorites. By Marcia Jones.

10-01-2008, 03:27 PM
Mrs Piggle Wiggle
Wacky stories from Wayside School.

10-30-2008, 02:22 AM
Now, he's into Magic Treehouse books...

She bought the 3-pack starter set at the school book fair!

I was worried they might take advantage of her, but she got them to settle for $5 less than asking price. I'd be proud but she blew the savings on more crap no one needs. :icon_rolleyes:

10-31-2008, 12:05 AM
Aesops fables is a good one we just finfished the collection and have to say the boy is starting to look at the world in a more just way. He certianly views good and evil diffrently.