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What My Children Are Reading This Week



This week, I wanted to share a book series that C has been enjoying, which I think is perfect for young elementary aged boys. It's the Lionel series by Stephen Krensky. These are all Puffin Easy-to-Read Level 3 books ~ level 3 is described as Ages 6-9 and Grades 1-3 on the back of the books.

Lionel in the Fall: Level 3 (Easy-to-Read, Puffin)Each of the books features four chapters. Sometimes two of the chapters will go together, and other times all four are separate stories around the general book theme. For example, in Lionel in the Fall, Lionel spends the first two chapters dealing with the first day of first grade, then the last two chapters are about Fall and Halloween.

Lionel and His Friends (Easy-to-Read, Puffin)I like that the stories are about a regular little boy who C can relate to. This is the first early reader series that he's really enjoyed and I think it's because Lionel is dealing with a lot of the same situations that he is dealing with in his own life. In Lionel and His Friends, there are four different stories about Lionel and his relationship with his friends. Whether running away from his sister or complaining that his dad ruined his sandwich because he put the jelly on first, the stories offer humorous, real-life situations that C can relate to.

Lionel in the Winter: Puffin Easy-to-Read Level 3 (Easy-to-Read, Puffin)C has also read Lionel in the Winter, in which Lionel pretends to be an explorer in unknown territory as he plays in the yard, builds a snowman and makes New Year's Resolutions. All of the stories are fun for my first grader, and I'm just thrilled we've found a series that he's very willing to read and enjoy! If you have a younger child, they may like these stories as read-alouds. Each chapter can stand alone, so you can keep it short if they have a shorter attention span.

What have you been reading with your children this week? Hop on over to Mouse Grows Mouse Learns to share!

Comments

  1. That does sound like a nice, tame early reader series for a boy. I'll have to keep it in mind for my son.

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  2. I have to find these books for my son. They are exactly what I have been looking for. I think you mentioned them before (or someone did), but I just wrote them down so that I don't forget again!!! Thanks.

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  3. Adding these to my list. Thanks!

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  4. We use to struggle to find nice series books for boys when my Son was younger. These sound great for a young boy.

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  5. I hadn't heard of the Lionel series yet - it sounds good. Sounds to me as if your son might be almost ready for my son's first favorite series - Horrible Harry, also about a regular boy in either 1st or 2nd grade (can't remember). The books are good and also have a nice sense of humor. It's a huge series, and my youngest loved them!

    Sue

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  6. Thanks for joining WMCIR and writing about this series! Anna enjoys reading about regular life more than fictional stories, so I want to see how she will like these books. So far her favorite series was Robin Hill School that is also about first grade.

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