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Initial post: 8 Apr 2012 15:26:37 BDT
gmoore says:
Can anyone recommend some books for a 12 year old boy with a reading age of about 7.

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Apr 2012 15:42:26 BDT
Last edited by the author on 8 Apr 2012 15:47:02 BDT
LEP says:
For him to read?

The Barrington Stoke books are good, they are aimed at reluctant readers or those that find reading difficult. The reading age is based on their actual reading ability, whilst the themes are aimed more at actual age.

Also what sort of books does he like e.g. fantasy, action/adventure, animals, humour etc. etc?

Beast Quest is a series aimed at getting children reading, he might enjoy those.

Posted on 8 Apr 2012 20:22:17 BDT
gmoore says:
Thank you, for the recommendations, my son likes adventure and humorous books. I have order a couple of books based on your recommendations, thanks.

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Apr 2012 11:51:10 BDT
LEP says:
Dick King Smith's books are funny, have a look at those.

Posted on 9 Apr 2012 21:52:27 BDT
Paula says:
How old is your son? DO you read to him and him read to you? Are you looking for both?

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Apr 2012 09:06:44 BDT
gmoore says:
He is 12. Yes he reads high frequency words with ease but loses the story when concentrating on reading more difficult words. We tend to read a page or para each. Dad tends to read whole stories.

Posted on 10 Apr 2012 09:33:56 BDT
Julie Hunt says:
What about tin tin or asterix etc. My 7 year old reads them OK but he doesn't get all the jokes so they should work for an older child. I have found graphic novels of all sorts good for holding concentration. There are quite a lot of fact ones about too.

Posted on 10 Apr 2012 12:31:00 BDT
Fly Leaf says:
I'd definitely try poetry books. Children, boys in particular like the short, snappy, one-bite approach of poetry. Try my own books (Beware! Low Flying Rabbits - Macmillan) or my Olympic Poems books (with Brian Moses.) As well as Brian Moses try James Carter...
Good luck. Roger Stevens.

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Posted on 25 May 2012 21:42:26 BDT
gmoore says:
Thank you Adrian, I will take a look at your recommendation, cheers Graham.

Posted on 27 May 2012 19:48:50 BDT
A. T. Frais says:
noah's rocket by tony frais is in most cases, dyslexic friendly and easy to read so could be the right book!

In reply to an earlier post on 28 May 2012 17:06:59 BDT
LEP says:
Spike Milligan's Silly Verse for Kids. Also try the Dr Suess books.

In reply to an earlier post on 28 May 2012 21:45:45 BDT
gmoore says:
Thanks Julie, I had forgotten about tin tin and asterix, I loved both as a kid, will give them a try.

Posted on 28 May 2012 22:02:24 BDT
Frenchie says:
I am sure he will love Asterix and Tintin. As for book, why not try Minno It is a book I have recently bought (and read) for my 9 year old daughter. It was recommended on this forum. The blurb says for 12-13 year old, but I do not think so. It is a nice story, with two girls as heroines but they have guys helpers (one is a Troll and the other one a Troll hunter). I think you could give it a try, especially, you can ''look inside'' first. It is how I decided to get it for my daughter. I liked the first two paragraphs, so, I downloaded it.

Posted on 28 May 2012 22:15:55 BDT
Morkeee! The Mouse Who Munched Too Much by Dunkle Deed! :o)
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