Elliott and I have recently been adding to his book collection again. We got rid of over 300 books that he decided he had outgrown earlier this year, and we've been working on adding more chapter books and looking for new ones to try.
This week he didn't read any new chapter book series, but he wanted me to tell you about other books that he likes. He's decided to help me write these blog posts, by doing book reports for me.
One of the series that he thinks is perfect for kids who like picture books is Pete the Cat by Eric Litwin. He thinks that the books are appropriate for preschool to second graders. The reading levels range from kindergarten to end of first grade.
We like that the books are upbeat and fun. He also likes that the cat wears shoes. He has two of them, and while they aren't books that we have ever read every week or anything, they are ones that he goes back to, and has read several times.
Another series that is relatively new to Elliott is Nate the Great by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat. These books have been around since the 70's, so some of you probably remember them from your own childhood.
Elliott loves the Nate the Great books he has read so far. He thinks they are funny, and he likes the mystery. His favorite characters are Nate and his dog Sludge. Elliott really likes it that Nate is independent and can do a lot of things for himself. He especially thinks it's cool that Nate makes his own pancakes.
Elliott says this book was a little easy to read, and probably best for readers that are 7-10. He thinks that preschoolers through third or fourth graders would probably like the stories.