Friday, January 4, 2013

Books for Boys & Buying My Very First Personal Comic Book

Oh, I am late, late, late to this linky party (and this is two posts in one day ... #bloggingnono) but how does it go? Mejor tarde que nunca? Better late than never?

(PS FINALLY ... if I'd had a clue that to link a picture all you had to do was insert the picture, view in "compose," and click on link? Would have been doing it a LONG TIME AGO. Before when I googled I got html code stuff and I never did quite get that right. But I digress.)

I find it kind of funny that I discovered this the weekend before I am thinking of visiting my very first comic book shop. For me. New Star Wars comic series coming out on Tuesday. Don't get me wrong ... we've had them in the library but that was mail/vendor order and I never really "got" the appeal. Just went on reviews. Now I am tempted to go buy myself a copy on release day. Will I feel like a total geek walking in?

Then I read all of the Lunch Lady and Babymouse books this summer. FUN!

We actually have a pretty good Guys Read program going in our library. We have a great Watch DOGS program and our family specialist always includes a meeting as part of their volunteer day. All I had to do was suggest in and provide is some fun high-interest non-fic books. At first I thought it had to be more "planned and structured" but our volunteers have been great about talking to the boys about all the different places and reasons they read. (I do eavesdrop sometimes on both them and her talking to the volunteers about what to do ;).)

In no particular order other than maybe from K to 5 in general reading level. And even that is not exact.
First of all, ANYTHING with gross, disgusting, or unexplained in the title.

  • Fly Guy
  • Frog and Fly
  • Ready Freddy series
  • Flat Stanley series
  • ANYTHING by Steve Jenkins ... the art is amazing, topics are cool, and the info is interesting!
  • Martin Bridge
  • Jake Maddox sports books
  • Jerry Pallotta's "vs" series
  • Ron Roy
  • Babymouse
  • Lunch Lady
  • Squish
  • Flying Beaver Brothers
  • Big Nate
  • Brixton Brothers
  • Wimpy Kid (sigh ... I liked them at first but they are wearing thin)
  • Hank the Cowdog (a requirement? Accompanying audiobooks. SO FUN!)
  • Origami Yoda (NEW R2D2 activity book in a couple months ... already preordered a personal copy. WOOOOOOOO-HOOOOOOOOOOOO!)
  • Sidekicks
  • Zita the Spacegirl (they don't care that it has girl in the title! Show them the book trailer and they'll keep asking!)
  • Benjamin Franklinstein
  • N.E.R.D.S. series
  • H.I.V.E. series
  • Ranger's Apprentice series

And ... I'll keep thinking. And maybe even come back and link more of these books!



  1. Thank you for stopping by my blog today. I am now following you, because I can tell you love connecting kids with books as much as I do. If I weren't a teacher, I would be a librarian or work in a bookstore.
    Happy 2013!

  2. Thanks for the linking up! I love your list. These are great!

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  3. Whoa... Is this great minds thinking alike or what? I will have to check this out!

  4. Thanks for coming by my blog! Love the design of yours! You have given me a lot of new ideas for books- thank you for that. :)
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