We do a monthly reading round up, but what’s in the kids’ TBR piles at the moment?
Bearing in mind that some of the books in these piles have been there for quite a while, there still quite tall. Mine is less substantial and, besides, mostly on my Kindle. There’s no pretending we aren’t all book addicts.
For background, large boy is ten and a half and a total bookworm. He’s read all the Cressida Cowells and is on his last two Rick Riordans. I’m horrified as I have no idea what new author he’ll find to occupy him next.
Yes that’s ridiculous isn’t it. He might have splurged a bit at the last couple of Sunday morning carboots. He’s got:
- Percy Jackson and the Greek Heroes by Rick Riordan
- The World’s Worst Pets by David Walliams
- Gods and Warriors by Michelle Paver
- The World of Norm May Need Rebooting by Jonathan Meres
- Holes by Louis Sachar
- The Twenty-one Balloons by William Pene du Bois
- Jack Stalwart China, Australia and Italy by Elizabeth Singer Hunt
- Sebastian Darke Prince of Fools and Prince of Explorers by Philip Caveney
- The Weirdstone of Brisingamen by Alan Garner
- The Animals of Farthing Wood by Colin Dann
- What’s For Dinner Mr Gumm by Andy Stanton
- The Return of Death Eric by Sam Llewellyn
- Daughter of the Deep by Rick Riordan
Oh and there’s a copy of The Hobbit floating about somewhere that he’s intending to have a go at in the summer.
Small boy is very nearly seven and his reading has exploded in the last eighteen months. He’s gone from simple school reading books onto full novels and his reading age is over 10. That means it’s a little tricky finding things that will challenge him but that are age-appropriate.
Between hand me downs from large boy, random gifts from my mum, and more carboot finds, he’s got:
- Daisy and the Problem with Maggots and Daisy and the Problem with Life by Kes Gray
- Mr Popper’s Penguins by Richard Atwater
- Mr Penguin and the Lost Treasure by Alex T Smith
- Space, Stars and Slimy Aliens by Nick Arnold
- Violent Volcanoes by Anita Ganeri
- Toto the Ninja Cat by Dermot O’Leary
- Bob’s Lunar Adventures by Simon Bartram
- The Invisible Boy by Sally Gardner
- The 65 Storey Treehouse and The 91 Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton
- How to Train Your Dragon, How to Break a Dragon’s Heart and How to Steal a Dragon’s Sword by Cressida Cowell
How about you?
What’s on your kids reading list? What recommendations have you got for my pair? Small boy’s stack will keep him quiet for a while but large boy’s might last him a month or maybe two if I’m lucky. Help!