Books for a second grader

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  1. Sarge

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    I have a second grader who has the attitude of an 8th grader. She is bright, but behind in reading. She says to me that she doesn't like to read because books are boring.
    Any ideas for books a kid like her might enjoy.
     
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    What is she into?
     
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    Nancy Clancy
    Babymouse
    Fractured Fairy Tales
    Celebrity biographies (Disney Channel stars, others)
    Animals (nonfiction)

    You can maybe do some booktalks to put these (or other) books in high demand.
     
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    Find out if she likes funny stories, realistic stories, or fantasy. Has she ever tried the Magic Tree House series? They kind of combine all three. If she has a unusual sense of humor, see if she enjoys any Roald Dahl books. Make sure she gets to listen to lots of stories read aloud or even on video.
     
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    Any book by Robert Munsch is great. Alligator Baby and Stephanie's Ponytail are hilarious to any 2nd grader. He is a master at reading aloud and you can listen to him read aloud any of his books at his website at:
    http://robertmunsch.com/

    The Lunch Lady series are really entertaining as well. There is a good short video clip from the website as well.
     
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    Magic Treehouse, A to Z Mysteries, Magic Kitten series...

    But maybe picture books are a good way to go? Comic books, joke books, and world record books are also usually popular.
     
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    When my son was that age, he devoured a series of Horrible Harry books.
     
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    Is she saying books are boring because she struggles to read them? It's been my experience that kids say the subjects they struggle with are "boring" or "stupid" as an excuse. That sounds a lot better to them than "confusing" and "really hard".
     
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    Bad Kitty
    Owl diaries
    nonfiction anything
    Little Critter
     
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    Usually, this is the case... but I have a good reader who really thinks reading is SO BORING. I think it's an attention issue.
     

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