My Boy’s Book Recommendations

Over this last year my son has gone from reading Julia Donaldson‘s ‘Songbirds‘ to J.K. Rowling’s ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone‘ – a massive leap.  This journey has involved him devouring books and left me with the job of feeding his appetite. (In other words, scouring the internet for more book recommendations late into the night!) Of course, like any parent, I want to give him wholesome food to satisfy him, although obviously the odd sugary snack is allowed.


I thought I’d share a few of his favourites from along the way, from early readers and short chapter books to more substantial books for fluent but young readers.  The books I mention are part of series of books, so that if your child likes one you have more up your sleeve in the same vein!

Arnold Lobel, Frog and Toad Series

C.W. Anderson, Billy and Blaze Series

Peter Firmin, Basil Brush Series

Alexander McCall Smith, Akimbo Series

Gillian Clements, Great Events series

Mary Pope Osbourne, The Magic Treehouse Series

Ruth Stiles Gannett, My Father’s Dragon Trilogy

Humphrey Carpenter, Mr Majeika Collection

Michele Torrey, Doyle and Fossey Science Detective Series

Enid Blyton, The Secret Seven Collection

Gertrude Chandler Warner, The Boxcar Children series

Donald J. Sobel, Encyclopaedia Brown series

Beverly Cleary, Henry Huggins Series

Beverly Cleary, The Mouse and the Motorcycle Series

Astrid Lindgren, Emil and the Great Escape

Caroline Lawrence, The Roman Mystery Scrolls: The Sewer Demon

Happy reading!


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