Category Archives: reading

Best Boy Books: Captain Underpants!

Captain Underpants is a huge fan favorite amongst young boys (and girls!) and with the movie hitting theaters tomorrow it is the PERFECT time to get your kids interested. Check out the books first, or head out and see the movie to get those kids laughing and yearning for more. Right now the full 5 book set is on sale at Amazon and Barnes and Noble in anticipation of the movie premier.

The books follow two friends that create the greatest super-hero in comic book history, and then they bring him to life. His secret identity is so secret even he doesn’t know who he is. So many insane and hilarious events ensue as he saves the world and wrecks havoc in their Elementary school and beyond. It is full of jokes, hilarious situations, and that kind of humor that young boys just eat up. The books have been praised as a set that truly brings reluctant readers to the bookstore again and again.

 

The books are perfect for ages 8-13. But children as young as 5 can enjoy it with the help of a parent reading aloud with them. With the movie premiering tomorrow it is a great chance to draw in new fans by checking out the books before, or even after. You and your kids will love the hilarious situations everyone gets in to, but you will love how incredibly enamored your little readers will become. So be sure to check them out now.

Best Boy Books: Diary of a Minecraft Zombie

MINECRAFT. If you have a son under the age of 13 you know exactly what I am talking about. If you don’t, you may need to check it out. Minecraft is a VERY popular game with boys. It allows players to design and construct their own 3D box world which they can then explore, craft, gather, and eventually use combat methods in with other players, zombies, etc. It is so popular that it has spawned an entire merchandise line, television show, and even books.

This month we want to highlight a series of books that any Minecraft lover will want. Diary of a Minecraft Zombie. This series follows a middle school Minecraft Zombie through his daily life. It is rife with funny video game references, and will keep your little player in stitches. It gives a fun diary style insight in to the world of a 12 year old Minecraft zombie. Readers/players will be surprised how similar their life and the zombies lives actually are. It is a fun and fairly straightforward read for readers 7-12. The series features nearly 17 books and they are available in paperback, hardback, and kindle edition.

These fun a quirky books may just encourage readers that would rather play video games than read to look at a book and see what it has to offer. By adapting their favorite game and giving human emotions to the familiar characters it encourages players to take a deeper look at their game, and themselves, all while keeping the pleasantly entertained.

Books about Presidents

Our kids do a lot of learning outside of the classroom. One of the ways they learn is by reading. Reading i one of the fun ways to learn new things. Especially when you read non-fiction. Non-fiction books do not have to be boring, they can actually be really fun. When you are learning new, interesting, and fun things about someone that you already know something about you become more excited about that person, and about learning. That is why we are suggesting some fun non-fiction books this month. The President of the United States is someone new every 4 or 8 years. We know all of their names. We even know a little bit about some of the more popular ones. But do we know anything fun or personal about them? By learning something fun and personal about them we can learn more about them as individuals.

Master George’s People: George Washington, His Slaves, and His Revolutionary Transformation: This fun book about our first President, George Washington, covers a wide range of background on the man who led our country in one of its most important moments. It tells about him as he was during his Presidency, and just before his presidency, and just after it. It really opens up about his slaves, his involvement  in the war, and creating our nation. This is a book for grades 5-8th.

Teedie: The Story of Young Teddy RooseveltThis book follows Theodore Roosevelt and discusses him as a child. Follow along and learn about the great bull moose president’s early years and how they shaped him to lead a country.

Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of HopeThis book allows kids to learn more about our most recent president. President Obama was probably the first president many of our kids had experience with. Now they can learn more about him as a child, the way he grew up, and how he became the man at the helm of change.