Saturday, October 26, 2013

MG Fiction for Reluctant Readers - Part 2

I asked readers in my network to recommend books suitable for reluctant middle-grade readers and they came up with quite a few interesting titles. Many or most of these titles have appeal for boys, who, on average, tend to be less interested in reading than girls. Here are some of the suggestions. More to come later. I'd like to know if you agree with these recommendations. Please add your comments and additional recommendations. If you have difficulty using the comment box, you can e-mail me at maggielyons66 at gmail dot com, and I'll add your comments.

Winchell Mink: The Misadventure Begins by Steve Young

15 Minutes by Steve Young

Goosebumps series by R. L. Stine

Wild Born by Brandon Mull (Book #1 of Spirit Animals series)

Janitors by Tyler Whitesides

The Inventor’s Secret, Book #1 in the Cragbridge Hall series by Chad Morris

Milo series by Alan Silberberg (Simon & Schuster)

Ballpark Mysteries series (grades K–3) by David A. Kelly (Random House)

Matt Christopher Sports Classics series by Matt Christopher

The Winning Season series by Rich Wallace

Football Genius series by Tim Green

Alex Rider series by Anthony Horowitz

The Hunchbacb Assignments series by Arthur Slade

A Living Nightmare, Book #1 in the Cirque du Freak series by Darren Shan

The Show Must Go On: Ellie McDoodle Diaries series by Ruth McNally Barshaw

1 comment:

  1. Here are a few that my boys have loved and have gone on to read more in the series:
    Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
    Tomorrow When the War Began - John Marsden
    Charlie Joe Jackson series - Tommy Grennwald
    #1 Charlie Joe Jackson's guide to not reading
    #2 Charlie Joe Jackson's guide to extra credit
    #3 Charlie Joe Jackson's guide to summer vacation