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5.17.2016

9 Must Reads for Boys Going into Middle School

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My soon-to-be-middle-schooler hates to read. He didn't even like it when I read to him when he was little. He'd rather I make up stories than listen to a book.

We've been talking a lot about middle school lately. His fears and hopes about what middle school will be like. The sadness he feels right now since some of his friends will be going to a different middle school. And, the excitement of meeting new friends. There are seven elementary schools and two middle schools in out city, there will be many new faces.


All this talk got me thinking of how to prepare him this summer. Knowing how much he hates to read, I still turned to Amazon in the hopes that something would spark my ten-year old's imagination.

Here's a few of what I have found that he couldn't say no to.



9 Must Reads for Boys Going into Middle School

Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Not Reading


Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Not Reading (Charlie Joe Jackson Series)
How can you not want to read a book that makes you think that it's a guide to not read? Plus pictures!

Charlie Joe Jackson's friend is tired of covering for him and Charlie Joe may have to read!


How to Survive Middle School

How to Survive Middle School

Nothing seems scarier than middle school except maybe a girl-crazy best friend, swirlies, a runaway mom, cousins, Bubbe, and a hampster while embarking on internet stardom. 


Middle School, The Worst Years of My Life

Middle School, The Worst Years of My Life

James Patterson pretty much has the market on great books for kids. This one caught my eye because my son is anything but a rule-breaker. So a book about a kid getting points for breaking rules in his first year of middle school sounds like a good read.


Better Nate Than Ever

Better Nate Than Ever

Big dreams and Broadway! My kid is destined for big adventures, but certainly not in middle school. But with big dreams and a little plotting, Nate wants to take New York on and audition for the spotlight - without his parents knowing.


Public School Superhero

Public School Superhero

Another James Patterson, but this time it's Stainlezz Steel, super-powered defender of the weak! Who is really a "Grandma's boy" with bullies to deal with daily. The artwork is brilliant.

Siblings can be tough to deal with, but what happens when your genius mom creates a robot that thinks you are related?!?


I Funny: A Middle School Story

I Funny: A Middle School Story

Being the new kid can be tough, especially when starting middle school. Throw in a disability and an evil cousin and life gets even harder. Sometimes a sense of humor and a dream is enough to keep life in perspective. And, learning to trust the people you care about is a possibility.


Timmy Failure

Timmy Failure

I may read this one with my soon-to-be-middle-schooler - Timmy Failure is, "clueless, comically self-confident CEO of the best detective agency in town, perhaps even the nation."

Timmy just wants to be rich so his mom won't have to worry about the bills. A whodunit with a goofy hero is always a favorite of mine.


Wonder

Wonder

I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse.
I know this is one of the books that the middle school read together one year and with good reason. Teaching empathy and compassion is not easy. Reading about a disability is one thing. Reading about it from several points of view, including the person affected makes for a stunningly, beautiful story.




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