Recently, as the school year ended, I thought of two 9-year-old boys I work with. They are both bright, articulate, and just catching up with their reading. I created a summer reading list that might match their interests and skills. Happy to share it with you. Note that these are all on the easier-to-read scale. For boys going into fourth grade with very well honed reading skills, you might browse the website for more complexity.
The Secret Door – by Shelley Davidow. Available on Amazon; each chapter is related to a phonics principle, and it helps in recognizing patterns in the words. I realize I haven’t reviewed her series yet, and will this year.
(Links to the reviews on my book review website are included; all books are in the public library ):
The Dragon of Lonely Island, by Rebecca Rupp; Easy to read, imaginative story
The Dreamer, by Pam Munoz Ryan; Story of Pablo Neruda
Dragon Rider, by Cornelia Funke; Exciting fantasy characters
Emily Dickinson, Poetry for Young People; I think poetry can bring out the musical elements in some readers
Now We Are Six – A. A. Milne,
Frindle, by Andrew Clements; Fun story about making up your own word
Rump, by Liesl Shurtliff; Finding your destiny, a retelling of Rumplestiltskin
Searching for Dragons, by Patricia Wrede; Lightweight, easy to read fantasy
Fortunately, The Milk, by Neil Gaiman; fun illustrations
Squire’s Tales – series by Gerald Morris; Set in King Arthur’s time, any of the books in this series are great… stories of knights, castles, and traditional tales retold for a modern child