This feature, in which we recommend books based on what you tell us in an email, is going to be around throughout our summer vacation. I am trying to catch up on all the kind people who have been patiently waiting for a recommendation. If you have specific questions, needs, or desires (my child is a reluctant reader who loves carnage but hates cats) send it to us here, and we will do our best to recommend the right book for you. And, as always, please don’t hesitate to put in your own recommendations!
And now, a boy!
This young man (he’s in 3rd grade) is going to shock you: he did not like Encyclopedia Brown. His mother is looking for a series (she mentioned the Wayside School books, and Hatchet, as well), but isn't sure as to what will really capture his interest, and be engaging (not to mention at the right reading level).
Well, we think that she’s got a great idea in the Wayside School books, which are completely excellent. What else? How about this?
Pandering? Sure. Immature? But of course! Right on target? Absolutely. We say: there’s nothing wrong with pleasure. And if he’s into silliness and mystery together, he might take a look at Chet Gecko as well.