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!
A concerned aunt writes in about her 8-year-old nephew, who loves video games but doesn’t want to read! He’s very “boy,” and has read the Magic Treehouse books but isn’t exactly galvanized by them.
For this reluctant gentleman, I have a number of ideas. There are the very good bets of Captain Underpants and Bone, which I would suggest she find, but even more, for some reason this kid makes me think of this:
They’re really fun to read, and they can help him remember just how great reading can be (we hope). Any other ideas?