Suggest Book Series: 8 Year Old high reader

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  1. TeacherShelly

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    Hi Everyone,

    I have a 3rd grade boy, 8 years old, who is a very high level reader. He is very bright. He has read the Harry Potter series over and over. Same with the Percy Jackson series.

    What can you suggest?

    Thanks,
    Shelly
     
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    A Series of Unfortunate Events?

    Bunnicula (there are a couple more that follow the first book, too)

    Shiloh
     
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    I was going to say Series of Unfortunate Events too.
     
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    Wow - that IS some high level reading.

    If he likes fantasy books, I would suggest the following:

    The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings - J.R.R. Tolkien
    Chronicles of Narnia - C.S. Lewis
    Shannara Trilogy - Terry Brooks
    Sword of Shannara
    Elfstones of Shannara
    Wishsong of Shannara
     
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    Shadow Children series?
     
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    What about the Disney After Dark books? My 9 year old devoured them this summer. I think there are three, and I think they are by Ridley Pearson. Especially good for a kid who has been to Disney World.

    What about the Narnia books?
     
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    The Redwall series by Brian Jaques. There are twenty-one books in the series.
     
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    I could have written this post except my student is nine years old and in fourth grade. I have been reading "The Mysterious Benedict Scoiety" out loud to the students and most of them are loving it, but over the weekend he convinced his dad to buy the first two books. He finished the first before Monday and is almost done with the second (after less than a week).

     
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    Oooh-yes, the Benedict Society. I'm reading the first out loud as well-the second and third are fabulous follow-ups.
     
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    What about doing higher order thinking activities with the books he's already read? The Harry Potter books are intense enough to have been the subject of at least one college class that I know of, so you should be able to come up with a lot that would be age appropriate, without going into the more mature themes of the later books.
     
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    Thanks everyone! His mother asked me and the librarian to help him find his next series. It's for reading at home and during free read in class.

    FWIW, our librarian recommended these:
    The Gods of Manhattan
    Savvy
    Midnight for Charlie Bone (series is very similar to Harry Potter)
    Sea of Trolls
    Gregor the Overlander
    Thedosia and the Serpents of Chaos
    Septimus Heap series- Magyk, and many, many more.

    Anyone know these?
     
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    I've heard of Charlie Bone, Gregor and Magyk-all seem great!
     
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    Read some by Louis Sachar, such as Holes or Hidden Talents.

    Midnighters by Scott Westerfeld

    The Book of Three by Lloyd Alexander (First book of The Prydain Chronicles)
     

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