Boys and Books I need some advice. I am going to start tutoring a 5th grade boy next week in reading skills. He is currently reading at a low 2nd grade level and is in need of the most basic instruction (sound/letter recoginition) so that is where we will begin. I am working with him for an hour three times a week though and cannot focus on phonemes the entire time. I want to start using books in our sessions quickly-me read to him, practice inferring skills, some rudimentary reading on his part. The thing is, he is a very frustrated boy who wants to read but can't and therefore pretends and has tricked his parents into believing otherwise (I'm sure there was a good deal of denial present as well.) So here is my question: What are some easier picture books in terms of word/vocabulary difficulty that a 5th grade boy would be interested in? I'm thinking there should be a small amount of text on the pages at least for now. He wants to read so badly, but I think a text overload would frustrate him when he can't get past the first few sentences without problems. Also, I want him to be able to get through a book in a few sessions at most. We can move on to graphic novels and chapter books in a while.