Sunday, 3 April 2011

Literature for Boys


Anyone who knows Little-N will know how he and his books are inseparable. He reads so much, almost too much. He will read when he wakes up, read when he goes to bed, read when eating, read when walking and any other opportunity. Once he was asked if he would like to try a friends trampoline, he got on and stood there reading all the warnings and notices, he didn't even try and jump!! He really makes me laugh. He has a huge selection of fiction and fact books, and he will happily read both. He has that balanced just right.

In the fiction section so far he has read most of Roald Dahl's books, all of the Chronicles of Narnia, the complete series of Little Nose, many animal tales and other library books. However I am finding it so difficult to find literature that I am happy with him reading. I want him to read stories with meanings, morals and something beneficial. I recently bought him a series of books by Michael Morpurgo however after getting a friend to proof read them I have decided not to give the books to Little-N. The stories are well written but don't convey they same morals or benefits that I would like become part of Little-N. Roald Dahl's literature is well written, however I was not happy with some of the language or ideas that came across from them. I have been searching everywhere for good books that I can happily give to Little-N to read without worrying. If you know of a good story or series of the books, please leave a comment and let me know, you'll make Little-N very happy!!!

8 comments:

Shannon said...

My son is a big reader too. We have the same struggles you mentioned finding quality books. My Josh is 6 and is able to read most anything now. Here is a link to my blog that includes only the entries I have written about books for Josh. Hope it helps!
http://sjbacb.blogspot.com/search/label/reading

jojoebi said...

Ebi-kun has just finished My Fathers Dragon and LOVED it, there are a couple of follow up books but we haven't read them yet. He is now reading How To Train A Dragon - yes, bit of a dragon thing going on at the moment! As a kid I love Brandon Chase which is about 3 boys who run away and live in the woods and their way to survive, it is very much a boys book but I loved it all the same, I'm not sure if it is still in print, I still have my old copy :o)

Shannon said...

Josh loved all 3 of the My Father's Dragon Books. Sheesh, me too! He is just about to start Charlotte's Web.

Choxbox said...

Hi!

Echoing the recos re My Father’s Dragon series as well as the How to Train.. series.
Also at age 6, E.B.White was very popular with my daughter - Charlotte’s Web, Stuart Little as well as Trumpet of the Swans. Morpurgo I agree is slightly dark at times for a 6-year old. There is the Faraway Tree series, also Arthur Ransome - my daughter had loved at at that age.

Hope this helps - and three cheers to redaing=mad kids!

gamedesignmom~ said...

Any of the Jenny Linsky books by Esther Averill are gentle and endearing! They are among my favorite children's books of all time.

Blue said...

http://www.saudiaramcoworld.com/issue/200004/the.longest.hajj.the.journeys.of.ibn.battuta-editor.s.note.htm

http://www.amazon.com/Traveling-Man-Journey-Battuta-1325-1354/dp/0618432337

N from the Learning Ark said...

Thank you for all your comments. Just ordered 'My Fathers Dragon' Little-N will be delighted as he has a special interest in dragons. He has read 'how to train a dragon', but again I wasn't very happy with some of the language in it, I don't want Little-N to think its okay to call someone a snot nose!
I will definitely look into Jenny Linsky books as Little-N would love the cat talk!

Blu Blessings said...

lil N would be happy to know that contrary to popular belief, dragons are real.

They're not fictional creatures.