Before Your Next "Required Reading List"
Before you go back to school, I wanted to provide everyone with a few really fun books with a touch of humor. My favorite is No More Dead Dogs Gordon Korman. It's hilarious, and it always leaves me in a good mood. I am a huge believer that reading should be fun, and children should be encouraged to read what they love. So, let me know if you like these books. I would be happy to offer additional booklists like this one.
No More Dead Dogs Gordon Korman.
Eighth-grade football hero Wallace Wallace is sentenced to detention attending rehearsals of the school play where, in spite of himself, he becomes wrapped up in the production and begins to suggest changes that improve not only the play but his life as well.
My Life As A Book Janet Tashjian
Summer's finally here, and Derek Fallon is looking forward to pelting the UPS truck with water balloons, climbing onto the garage roof, and conducting silly investigations. But when his parents decide to send him to Learning Camp, Derek's dreams of fun come to an end. Ever since he's been dubbed a "reluctant reader," his mom has pushed him to read "real" books, something other than his beloved Calvin & Hobbes. Over the summer as Derek forges unexpected friendships and uncovers a family secret involving himself (in diapers! no less), he realizes that adventures and surprises are around the corner, complete with curve balls.
Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Not Reading [audio book] Tommy Greenwald.
Charlie Joe Jackson may be the most reluctant reader ever born. And so far, he’s managed to get through life without ever reading an entire book from cover to cover. But now that he’s in middle school, avoiding reading isn’t as easy as it used to be. And when his friend Timmy McGibney decides that he’s tired of covering for him, Charlie Joe finds himself resorting to desperate measures to keep his perfect record intact. This is the hilarious story of an avid non-reader and the extreme lengths to which he’ll go to get out of reading a book.