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I need some good books for my son...

things that would help him in life not just to enjoyClick here to enlarge Hopefully he will enjoy it but mabye not really appreciate it until he is older.

I pretty much let him pick out his stuff but I toss in a White Fang, Journey to the Center Of the Earth, Black Beauty and such..

So what would you suggest for a child in the 6th grade? He is also reading on an 11th grade level but I do not want to bore him to death.

I am not sure if he is ready to take on Shakespear.Click here to enlarge
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He read it last year.


I am trying to think of books that are more worldly...if that makes sense.

Kind of like if they were to have a child's Jeopardy.



He reads all the new stuff and tons of sci-fi and all the Harry Potter junk now.
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I have a ton of books at home, I will check what I have and give you some more ideas. I am a book whore!
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My son has a bunch of Series of Unfortunate Events-would those interest him? (If I can find them?)

I was at Barnes and Noble tonight browsing and happened to glance at the pre-teen section and there are way more options for boys than there were just a couple of years ago. Lots of new series.
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We had a problem when my son was that age finding books that piqued his interest without the boy/girl relationships or adult themes he was not yet ready for or violence. It was hard for me to find books for advanced readers in the preteen years.

Some authors my son loved at that age were Brian Jacques (esp the Redwall series,) Harry Turtledove (he writes fantasy and historical fiction,) David Gemmel, and RA Salvatore. Gary Paulsen writes for that age group ( child versus conquer the elements and nature type books) but my son read those in 4th grade so he might have already read them.

The staff at Barnes and Noble was always pretty familiar with their books so could tell me if there wsa too much adult content in them. Our local librarians were never any help.

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Go to www.sonlight.com and check out their curriculum. they are a lit based curriculum so the lists of books are long and they pick great stuff.

it is a religious curriculum but the books are mainstream.

newberry award books are a good start.

good authors are L'Engle, Voight, Robin McKinley, god i could go on and on... Taylor both of Roll of Thunder hear my Cry fame and the one who wrote the Cay...

I love kids lit more than anything. pm me if you want.Click here to enlarge
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Go to www.sonlight.com and check out their curriculum. they are a lit based curriculum so the lists of books are long and they pick great stuff.

it is a religious curriculum but the books are mainstream.

newberry award books are a good start.

good authors are L'Engle, Voight, Robin McKinley, god i could go on and on... Taylor both of Roll of Thunder hear my Cry fame and the one who wrote the Cay...

I love kids lit more than anything. pm me if you want.Click here to enlarge
Thanks Tat and IMA! I have 40.00 on Amazon to use, I think I will try to get some of these. I have to find some time this week and put my head to use and check all these out further.

Tonight he said he wanted to read War of the Worlds because the movie looked coolClick here to enlarge
I told him I did not think he was quite ready for that one yet...

Maybe Animal Farm?
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