•    Book picks for boys or reluctant readers:

         Through my years of teaching upper elementary, working with struggling readers, and being a mom of two boys, I know the struggle of finding books that boys will enjoy reading.  Here are books or series that my students or own children have enjoyed. Maybe you will find some new titles or characters that will get your child hooked on reading!


    Diary of a Wimpy Kid Wimpy Kid | The official website for Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid ...

    Don't let the title fool you, these books are hilarious and filled with all kinds of mischievousness! 

    This series is bound to get your reluctant reader hooked with humorous adventures and pranks. 

    I enjoyed reading these myself!


    The World according to Humphrey



     If your child likes animals, this is a precious and exciting series 

    about a classroom pet named Humphrey. Kids can relate to his

    experiences both in and out of the classroom. 



    I Survived http://www.laurentarshis.com/i-survived

    My students and oldest son love reading these books.  They are action packed 

    and each book covers a historical event or weather phenomenon. 


    The Tiny Hero of Ferny Creek Library  If your child enjoyed Humphrey or enjoys stories like Charlotte's Web, they will enjoy this book by Linda Bailey.

    One heroic bug tries to save the school library by writing mysterious messages to the new librarian. 


    who would win   http://www.jerrypallotta.com

    Jerry Pallotta has written a series of books comparing two animals, listing several facts about each animal and

    developing a fictional confrontation.  If your child likes animals and action, they will enjoy predicting "Who Would Win." 

    Begin by choosing an animal that your child is interested in and then they may get hooked on this series!






    Cynthia Rylant wrote the Poppleton series. Your child will fall in love with a big pig named Poppleton as well as relate to his everyday adventures.

    This is a great book for early readers.