I love to read. Any chance I get to sit down with a book I take it. I love being transported to another world. Even growing up I was a reader. Book reports for school were no problem because I could just whip through the book.
Some of my favorite books growing up were Anne of Green Gables, Little House books, Sweet Valley High Twins, Nancy Drew and Trixie Belden stories. I'm sure there were others but those are ones that stick out, ones that I read time and time again.
Jakes on the other hand is a completely different story with reading. Getting him to read is like pulling teeth, bribery and yelling all at the same time. Not fun at all.
His school has a problem called 100 Book Challenge where every semester they are supposed to read at least 100 lines (each line is 15 minutes of reading). The parents are required to verify that the reading is done and sign off on it. This year, Jakes is responsible for reading at least 5 hours EACH week! The weekend is included in that time frame but he decided he doesn't want to read on the weekend. OK, but its his responsibility to get it done. This also means that he has to spend at least ONE HOUR every night reading. Pretty cool for me because I am trying to make sure we sit down together and read at the same time. YAY for me! I get to read!
Oh wait! I got distracted. Sorry.
Anyway, so far he hasn't fought me too much on that one. He has met his goal each week so far.
One downside of all this reading is that he will be going through some books. I have lots of ideas for books that I would love for him to read but they are "girl stories" which he doesn't want to read. I have no idea of books to recommend to him. He has read all the Diary of a Whimpy Kid books and the newest one is on order. I have a trip to the library planned but we just haven't gotten there yet.
Can you guys suggest great books for an 11 year old BOY on a 6th grade reading level? THANKS!