What book should I read to my seven year old boy next?
His favorite has been 'Where The Red Fern Grows'. He liked 'Little Britches', but he found 'Treasure Island's' language difficult to follow.
Is there a LIST of "Read Aloud books" that breaks down what kids like at what age?
Oh yeah he loved Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe
- laney_poLv 61 decade agoFavorite Answer
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These are lists compiled by boys and girls...
Gr. 1-2 Boys
Abbott, Tony The Secrets of Droon books: Coiled Viper
and In the Ice Caves of Krog
Ahlberg, Alan and Janet Each Peach, Pear, Plum
Baglio, Ben Lamb Lessons
Baum, L. Frank The Wizard of Oz(adapted)
Benton, Jim Invisible Fran
Bishop, Claire Huchet The Five Chinese Brothers
Brooks, Walter R. Freddy and the Ignormous, Freddy and the Space Ship,
Freddy Goes to Florida, and I, Freddy: The Story of a Hamster
Burningham, John Cannonball Simp
Cleary, Beverly Ralph S. Mouse and Runaway Ralph
Collins, Suzanne Gregor and the Prophecy of Baine
Dahl, Roald Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,
Danny, Champion of the World, and James and the Giant Peach
DiCamillo, Kate The Tale of Despereaux
Erickson, John The Case of the Halloween Ghost
Esiason, Boomer A Boy Named Boomer
Gray, Kes The Get Well Soon Book
Gutman, Anne Miss Daisy Is Crazy
Ingle, Annie Robin Hood
Johnson, Jinny Dino Wars
Kessler, Leonard Old Turtle's Ninety Knock-Knocks, Jokes, and Riddles
King-Smith, Dick A Mouse Called Wolf
Kirk, Daniel Rex Tabby, Cat Detective
Lindgreen, Astrid Pippi Longstocking
Marshall, Edward Four by the Shore and Three by the Sea
McMullen, Kate The Dragon Slayers' Academy series: Double Dragon Trouble,
The Ghost of Sir Herbert Dungeonstone, The New Kid at School,
and Ninety-Seven Ways to Train a Dragon
Milne, A.A. Winnie the Pooh
Muntean, Michaela Do Not Open This Book
Osborne, Mary Pope Haunted Castle on Hallow Eve, Season of the Sandstorm,
Summer of the Sea Serpent and Winter of the Ice Wizard
Polacco, Patricia The Graves Family
Roy, Ron The Talking T. Rex
Rylant, Cynthia Gooseberry Park
Sage, Angie Magyk
Scieszka, Jon Help, Summer Reading Is Killing Me
Snicket, Lemony The Bad Beginning and The Wide Window
Stevenson, James The Castaway, Quick, Turn the Page, and Rolling Rose
Stevenson, Robert Louis Treasure Island (adapted)
Stilton, Geronimo Field Trip to Niagara Falls,
I'm Too Fond of My Fur, and Lost Treasure of the Emerald Eye
Swift, Jonathan Gulliver's Travels (adapted by Mary Pope Osborne)
Van Allsburg, Chris Jumanji and Zathura
Verne, Jules The Journey to the Center of the Earth (adapted)
Wells, H.G. The Time Machine (adapted)
Wood, Audrey King Bidgood's in the Bathtub
Gr. 1-2 Girls
Abbott, Tony The Secrets of Droon books: The Fortress of the Treasure Queen,
The Great Ice Battle, and Quest for the Queen
Avi The End of the Beginning
Bang-Campbell, Monika Little Rat Riders
Benton, Jim Attack of the 50-Foot Cupid
Brooks, Walter R. Freddy the Detective
Burton, Virginia The Little House
Cannon, Janell Stellaluna
Cole, Joanna Bony Legs
Collins, Suzanne Gregor and the Curse of the Warm Bloods
Dadey, Debbie and Thornton Jones Joke Book
Dahl, Roald The Twits
De Paola, Tomie The Legend of the Bluebonnet
and Now One Foot, Now the Other
Dumas, Alexander The Three Musketeers (adapted)
Falconer, Ian Olivia
Gutman, Dan Mrs. Cooney Is Looney, Miss Daisy Is Crazy, Mr. Klutz Is Nuts,
Mrs. Lagrange Is Strange, and Miss Lizar Is Bizarre,
Miss Small Is Off the Wall
Henkes, Kevin Kitten's First Full Moon
Ibbotson, Eva The Great Ghost Rescue and Which Witch?
Johnson, Angela I Dream of Trains
Johnson, Crockett Harold and the Purple Crayon
Kimmel, Eric Seven at One Blow
King-Smith, Dick Ace, Charlie Muffin's Miracle Mouse, The Invisible Dog,
Lady Lollipop, Martin's Mice, A Mouse Called Wolf, and Pigs Might Fly
Krauss, Robert Whose Mouse Are You?
Kuskin, Karla Moon, Have You Met My Mother?
Levine, Gail Carson The Princess Tales
Lewis, C.S. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Lobel, Arnold Frog and Toad Together
Mason, Jane Bella Baxter All Cooped Up, Bella Baxter and the Itchy Disaster,
Bella Baxter and the Lighthouse Mystery, and Bella Baxter Inn Trouble
McDonald, Megan Judy Moody Gets Famous
and Stink: The Incredible Shrinking Kid
Muntean, Michaela Do Not Open This Book
Osborne, Mary Pope Night of the Ninjas
Park, Barbara Junie B. Jones and a Little Monkey Business,
Junie B. Jones Is a Barber Shop Guy, and Junie B. Jones Is a Party Animal
Peterson, John The Littles Have a Wedding
Polacco, Patricia Emma Kate, The Graves Family,
and The Graves Family Goes Camping
Roberts, Lynn Cinderella, Rapunzel, and Sleeping Beauty
Rylant, Cynthia Dog Heaven
Scieska, Jon Squids Will Be Squids and Tut, Tut
Spanos, Seva Thumbelina's Song
Weisner, David The Three Little Pigs
White, E.B. Charlotte's Web, Stuart Little and The Trumpet of the Swan
Wilder, Laura Ingalls Laura's Pa and Little House in the Big Woods
Zelinsky, Paul O. Rapunzel and Rumplestiltskin
- PuffLv 51 decade ago
Wow! He sounds quite advanced. I loved Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel,The Great Green Turkey Creek Monster, and the Harry the Dirty Dog series at that age.
For a bit more advanced books, try Charlotte's Web, The Moffats, My Side of the Mountain, The Box Car Children, The Pink Motel, Henry Reed, Inc. The Sugar Creek Gang series, Homer Price, Ribsy,Freddy the Pig series, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and The Great Brain.
Try authors Gordon Korman,Carol Ryrie Brink, Beverly Cleary, and Robert McCloskey.
- 1 decade ago
When I was his age I liked Where the red fern grows and the lion, the witch and the wardrobe. I also liked E.B. White -- The Trumpet of The Swan and I liked A wrinkle in time. My son is 8 and he loves Junie B. Jones and anything by Judy Blume...Double Fudge, etc. Its great to hear of fathers reading to their children.
I think it's great that you read together! I used to read to my kids all the time. They are 10 & 11 & would rather read alone. I miss sharing the stories together, so enjoy it while you can.
We've read all the Narnia books, the like Lemony Snicket, Ronald Dahl books: James & the Giant Peach, Matlida, The Witches, The Harry Potter books, The Word Eater.
Hope those help! ;-)
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- Anonymous1 decade ago
How about Rudyard Kipling's *Just So Stories*? It consists of short, fanciful accounts of "How the Leopard Got His Spots" and "How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin." I don't think it would be as challenging as *Treasure Island* -- but even if it proved a bit difficult, it would be worth hanging on to & coming back to in a year or so. I still treasure my memories of this book.
- clcaliforniaLv 71 decade ago
How about the Tales of Narnia
The first book is THe Lion the Witch & the Wardrobe.
By C.S. Lewis
- kathywLv 71 decade ago
There are a lot of books in the Little House on the Prairie series by Laura Ingalls Wilder.
- 1 decade ago
I have a wonderful choice. Many Moons by James Thurber. A Caldecott winner if I remember correctly. My favorite book as a child. My son adored it too. I still own my copy. It is a children's classic. C.
- 1 decade ago
when I was seven I loved the Horriable Harry books. They are short but not really educational. I also like the bunnicula series. I also just wanted to tell you that it is great that you read to your children. It will set them put to love to read and be good at it. I hope he will one day find comfort in books. Great Job!Source(s): and just so you know The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is the SECOND Narnia book.
Island of the Blue Dolphin(s?)