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

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  • 1 decade ago
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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

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  • Puff
    Lv 5
    1 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 1 decade ago

    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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  • Anonymous
    1 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.

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  • 1 decade ago

    How about the Tales of Narnia

    The first book is THe Lion the Witch & the Wardrobe.

    By C.S. Lewis

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  • kathyw
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    There are a lot of books in the Little House on the Prairie series by Laura Ingalls Wilder.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.
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  • 1 decade ago

    Island of the Blue Dolphin(s?)

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