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I have a very low class this year and need to beef up my chapter books around the 2nd grade reading level for boys. I have a ton of Junie B for the girls, but I need something to appeal to boys. Any ideas?


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My boys last year really enjoyed the A-Z Mysteries. I had two who started at A and worked their way to Z.

They also liked the Stink books .
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Not exactly sure of the level
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I've never taught lower grades but maybe:
Magic Tree House
Bailey School Kids
Encyclopedia Brown
Cam Jansen

I remember loving all of them when my kids were younger!
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how low?
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Nate the Great is a good one for low readers, but ventures into third grade level in some of the books. For really low kids, The Fly Guy series by Tedd Arnold seems to tickle their funny bones. Also popular, but more challenging are the Magic Treehouse, My Weird School, The Zack Files, Horrible Harry, and Roscoe Riley Rules series. Henry and Mudge, Poppleton, and Mr. Putter & Tabby books by Cynthia Rylant seem to cross gender lines pretty well. Our school library had a new series of graphic novels for low readers that my boys loved, the only one I remember the title of is Tiger Moth, Insect Ninja, by Aaron Reynolds. There actually is a lot more out there for boys than there used to be!
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These were popular with my boys last year.

Magic Tree House
Horrible Harry
Nate the Great
Frog and Toad
Henry and Mudge


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I teach 3rd, but my lower boy readers really enjoy:

*Horrible Harry
*Henry and Mudge
*Geronimo Stilton

They're all series, so you can get as many as you can find. I find great deals through Scholastic, but Walmart has the Geronimo books cheaper, too.
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Some other books:
Stink (He is the brother of Judy Moody).
Freddie Fernortner Fearless First Grader by Jonathan Rand.
Horrid Henry by Francesca Simon
Roscoe Riley Rules by Katherine Applegate
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My kids liked:

Frannie K. Stein
Geronimo Stilton
Nate the Great
and Horrible Harry

A lot of my boys were more interested in non-fiction books than fiction. I have a lot more non-fiction that is geared towards the boys than the girls.
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Black Lagoon series
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I had a first grader who loved the Black Lagoon books and would ask the librarian every week if she'd gotten new ones! I made sure I picked some up for him. He also really loved Scooby Doo, which I could get through Scholastic.
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I forgot about the Black Lagoon books! luv2cook is right, they love them--not just the boys. There is the picture books series and a new chapter book series. The picture books were most popular.
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Nate The Great
Magic Treehouse
Black Lagoon books
A-Z Mysteries
Henry and Mudge
Stink
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As I look at my classroom library in my living room....
Magic Tree House
Magic School Bus Chapter Books (there are two levels-one more "geared" for 1st grade readers and one for higher. Can get them both through Scholastic)
Black Lagoon Chapter Books
Captain Underpants-(anything by Dav Pilkey)
The Zack Files
A-Z Mystery
Scary Stories
The Miss Daisy is Crazy Series (I don't know what it is off the top of my head)
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I agree with all that are listed and I would add

- Readdy Freddy
- Polk Street Kids
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2nd grade reading level for boys
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Ready Freddy
Magic Tree House
Nate the Great
My Weird School is the series that includes Miss Daisy is Crazy
Polk Street Kids
Bailey School Kids
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Already been said
Old 07-16-2009, 10:36 PM
 
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These have already been said but I just want to say them again for emphasis on gow much my boys really got into these:
Stink - Judy Moody's sister
Roscoe Riley's Rules
and a ;ittle higher but Diary ofa wimpy Kid-- My boys even fought over these and a lot of them just went out and bought them ALL! Even my lower boys read them and did well on the a.r. test-I figured why not let them try this once they are such long books to not let them try to take a test!
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Old 07-17-2009, 09:04 AM
 
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Last year when I taught second grade I started reading Jake Drake books to my class. I wanted to read books that my boys would enjoy because I also read Ramona books. The boys loved them.
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