Wednesday, October 30, 2013

MG Books for Reluctant Readers - Part 3

Here are a few more books recommended by readers in my network for middle-grade reluctant readers, especially boys.

Children of the Lamp series by Rick Riordan

Fake Mustache by Tom Angleberger

Flush by Carl Hiassen

Gregor the Overlander, Book #1 of The Underland Chronicles series by Suzanne Collins

39 Clues series by Rick Riordan

Swindle series by Gordon Korman

Captain Underpants series  (grade 2 and up) by Dav Pilkey

Case File #13: Zombie Kid by J. Scott Savage 

The Mysterious Benedict Society series by Trenton Lee Stewart

Danny, the Champion of the World by Roald Dahl


  1. Great list, Maggie! I read Gregor the Overlander and The Mysterious Benedict Society series. Greedy Jack Wallace, by Adam C. Veile could be added to the list. Funny and captivating! I'll have to check out the other books on your list.

  2. Glad you find the list useful, Annie. I plan to continue to add to it and give it its own page.

  3. Thanks for including Case File 13. What an awesome list to be included in. Keep up the great work!