A Sprite Update

Since I shared A-Read’s current reading list a few weeks ago, today I’ll update you on my 7-year-old, Sprite.

This has really been his year of reading. He finally got to try some of the books he saw his big brother reading and that he’d been coveting for years.

In the past few months he has read the first 4 (of 5) of the Percy Jackson books by Rick Riordan, and 3 of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books by Jeff Kinney. He currently can’t quite get his nose out of the 2nd Harry Potter book. He’s especially in a rush to finish it since he learned I won’t allow him to watch the movie until he finishes.

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Author Kate Messner visited his school recently and he got an autographed copy of Capture the Flag. He’s very excited to start reading it.

He’s in a wonderful stage of discovery. His reading habits aren’t as set as his brother’s, but he’s actually pickier. If he loves a book, he’ll read it constantly, but if he isn’t very interested, he won’t touch it.

What are some of your favorite books for an ambitious early middle grade reader?



Filed under Reading, The rest of my life

5 responses to “A Sprite Update

  1. Ambitious is an understatement. Your boys are amazing readers. And Kate Messner visited his school? What fun!

  2. Can’t go wrong with Percy or HP! 🙂 Has he read the Artemis Fowl (Eion Colfer) books? They’re some of my favorite middle grade. My brother’s girls really love the Fablehaven books (Brandon Mull) as well, but I haven’t had a chance to read them yet.

  3. Oh what great adventures! My little guy loves the Captain Underpants series and the Geronimo Stilton ones.

  4. My son loved the Percy Jackson books when he was around that age. The Splurch Academy books by Julie Berry are fun.

  5. denizb33

    Ooh, I love the fact that he’s so into Harry Potter!
    Anthony Horowitz’s Alex Rider series is also fun. And Terry Lynn Johnson’s MGs are great too!

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