Squish #1: Super Amoeba by the masterminds behind Babymouse, Jennifer Holm and Matt Holm.
Basically this graphic novel for the middle grade reader takes place in the amoeba classroom -- blending everyday school activities with scientific terms (like photosynthesis and such), and the adventure of a little guy who reads Super Amoeba comics.
Amanda has been similarly obsessed with The Clique series. She's gone through SEVEN of the books in the last couple of weeks. Honestly this is not the kind of literature that I am thrilled for her to be reading, but the girls are in 8th grade (and by the end of the series, I think that they are in 9th grade), and honestly, it's scintillating. And I'm totally okay with her being immersed in boy crushes (and probably some kisses), girl drama, name-brand dropping, rich-girl toys etc etc. The final (14th in the series, but there are also 5 "Summer" books), published in February, so I'm sure that by the end of the summer, she'll have all 19 books under her belt. Her diet has been a little varied as she's waited for other books to come in at the library. She did read (and review, via video) Divergent and Illusions, which she enjoyed.
I've leafed through The Clique books and read some summaries. I'd sort of like to read one or two, but honestly I think that ut would take some of the fun out of it for her if her mom was reading along, and I'm totally okay letting her be an almost-teen girl and getting absorbed in the kind of drama that fortunately does not exist in her own life.
We have also come across some other series that he enjoys (below), and I would LOVE to hear some other suggestions that your 7 - 9 year old boys have enjoyed.
- Geronimo Stilton
- Black Lagoon Adventures
- Pirate School
- He's read a few Magic Tree House books, but they haven't grabbed him like these others have, so as long as we have some books in hand, I'm good with the status quo.
Need suggestions for summer reading? Check out what others have posted at the 5 Minutes for Books Kids' Picks carnival the 2nd Tuesday of each month.