Anybody know of a good book for a 4th grader(9yr old)that reads at an 8th grade level??
Michelle - posted on 12/07/2008
Cory, RL Stine wrote the Goosebump and Fear Street novels.
I second the Little House books and the Anne of Green Gables books. I enjoyed the Anne books in high school, and I'm really enjoying reading the Little House books to my kids right now. CS Lewis also wrote a series of science fiction books, starting with Out of the Silent Planet. Last year I read Cheaper By The Dozen to my kids (NOTHING like the movie) and the sequel Belles on Their Toes. Those were great books, too.
Susan - posted on 12/06/2008
I read Christian romances. You can go to www.SteepleHill.com and check out the selection of "Love Inspired" books. You won't have to worry about any inappropriate language or graphic descriptions of any of these books. I also highly recommend anything written by Janette Oak. Some of her books have been made into "made for tv" movies "Love Comes Softly" and others. Lori Wick is another great author. Both are writers of Christian fiction. Happy hunting.
Julie - posted on 11/26/2008
I just finished reading Twilight. I loved it, but I wouldn't recommend it for anyone under 12 or 13. While there is nothing graphic, I think the intense feelings that come from first love are difficult for a younger child to understand. How about doing a web search on suggested reading lists for grades 3-8 to see what pops up? Good luck!
MaryJo - posted on 11/26/2008
I think Twilight is too mature for an eight year old. You need to balance her maturity level with her reading ability. Your school or public librian would be a great resource.
There is a book by Nancy Pearl "Book Crush" that is recommended reading for kids and teens that I find helpful in picking out stories for my 8 year old son ( he is also a advanced reader)
Cory - posted on 11/26/2008
Hi... I'm about to get my box of books down from the attic for my daughter in 3rd grade so I'm trying to remember what books I had in it from when I was a kid. Check out the author Christopher Pike. I think he writes the Goosebumps books. When I was a kid (before goosebumps) he had a few triliogys that were pretty good. V.C. Andrews has a bunch of series that have a few books to them. Also if she likes romance the Harlequin books are for young readers and if you get the Christian ones they are very clean with no sex scenes. The Baby Sitters Club and Sweet Valley High books deal with school stuff. I was such a book worm as a kid.
Sally - posted on 11/26/2008
I don't recommend Twilight OR Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. My Daughter is 13 and we have read those /seen the movie........Sister hood deals with losing your virginity and twilight is alll about intense first time love. All they talk about in the 500 pages is "their heart punding and tingling and not being able to breathe......."
Nothing graphic, but really not 4th grade stuff.
The movie only has one scene where they are extrmely into eachother, kissing laying down.............but nothing farther......its just the feeling you get like .uh.whats happening here.
How about" on the run" books My daughter loved those.
Tom Sawyer, The Diary of Anne Frank, Alice in Wonderland (the original version), Peter Pan, Peter and the Starchasers, Peter and the Shadowthieves, Peter and the Secret of Randoon (sp?), Black Beauty, My Friend Flicka, Artemis Fowl series, A Series of Unfortunate Events....
I just got back from Barnes and Noble and I thought of you while I was there! :)
Kaytay - posted on 11/25/2008
Eragon, Harry Potter, & Where the Red Fern Grows. Some say Twilight's ok for the youngsters. The movie really follows the book so u could watch that & see how appropriate u may feel it is. It's huge with tweens & teens right now.
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