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Old 02-06-2012, 09:43 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Biographies from the library: Bill Gates, Charles Darwin, Harry Houdini, Amelia Earhart, John Glenn, Jane Goodhall, Anne Frank.
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Old 02-07-2012, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Swisshelm Park, Pittsburgh, PA
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If he likes funny, check out Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, Superfudge, Doublefudge, etc.
These are funny - but be aware that Superfudge assumes that the child know the truth about Santa.

The Lunch Lady series of graphic novels are pretty clever. Your son will probably zoom through them, though.
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Old 02-07-2012, 10:09 AM
 
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Biographies from the library: Bill Gates, Charles Darwin, Harry Houdini, Amelia Earhart, John Glenn, Jane Goodhall, Anne Frank.


I started reading biographies when I was very young. (The first was on Teddy Roosevelt which I'd "appropriated" from my brother's room.) Biographies contain lessons in history, geography, political science, medicine, science, all wrapped up in one wonderful bundle.

The Teddy Roosevelt book (which I still have) talked about his childhood asthma and how he dealt with it. I had childhood asthma and TR became a huge inspiration to me and one of my life-long heroes. It also inspired me to begin reading about the Rough Riders, the badlands of South Dakota and a hundred other things.

Great recommendation, Charles.
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Old 02-07-2012, 06:27 PM
 
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Biographies from the library: Bill Gates, Charles Darwin, Harry Houdini, Amelia Earhart, John Glenn, Jane Goodhall, Anne Frank.

This is what you read when you were 7 years old?
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Old 02-07-2012, 07:58 PM
 
Location: Hyrule
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The "Series of Unfortunate Events" was a series my son enjoyed, he likes the humor as well.
Lemony Snicket
Also these "Bad Kitty" books have him rolling. Macmillan: Series: Bad Kitty: Books
Although it seems it's for a younger audience it really can be enjoyed by all. I was even laughing, he would read little snippets to me and I thought it was really funny. Especially "Bad Kitty" takes a bath.
The "Borrowers" is an old tail but I did have my son give it a read because they have a new borrowers movie coming out soon.
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