Sunday, March 02, 2008

A Book Review
I have a question... have any of you ever ready any of these books?
Artemis Fowl
I'm thinking of getting the first one for Red, but I was wondering if any of you had read them. Can you give me any info on them? Also... if you have any other ideas for books for 9 year old boys? Red is a voracious reader - over 1,000 pages last month. He's starting to reread a lot of his books and is getting bored... any suggestions?

17 comments:

Summer said...

A 9 year old boy might like that book. But I sure as heck didn't.
I can't really remember all the why's since I really disliked it on the whole. But I know it definitely had a lot to do with the style of writing. Didn't care for the feel of the writing at all.

Tonya said...

I haven't read these but my all time favorite series as a kind was "The Chronicles of Narnia".

Nancy Face said...

Sorry, I haven't read those. Good luck finding books he'll enjoy! :)

Beth said...

My boys liked them. Their favorites, though, are the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series and the Redwall series. There's another series they like, but I can't remember the name so I'll have to think about it and get back to you.

Magirk said...

I haven't even heard of that book. And I don't think I have any recommendations for 9-year-old boys, since most of the stuff I read revolves around parenting and health. Sorry I'm no help. :(

But I think it's awesome that he's such an avid reader! That will serve him well all his life, not only for education and learning, but for pure pleasure and joy of reading.

Good job, Mama!

Adena and Greg said...

I haven't read them, but my brothers liked them when they were younger. But they love to read and aren't too picky about the books. As long as they aren't innappropriate then they're good to go.

and ps. I'm totally one of those people that leaves your blog open for the playlist. Someday I''l get around to making my own but until then....

Doran & Jody said...

I haven't read this. But......I would recommend the Tennis Shoes Among the Nephite series. AND The Serpant Tide. These are excellent books for young and old. We bought The Serpant Tide for a nine year old this past Christmas. Good luck!!!

Jen said...

My husband and I read it out loud and thought it was a fun easy read.

I thing Gregor the Overlander would appeal to young boys. I think there are more than one, now. There is also a series called The Sisters Grimm, about fairy-tale detectives, which is delightful. Spiderwick Chronicles are selling well right now, and I also liked the two Fablehaven books by Brandon Mull (LDS author, for general audience.)

melissious said...

Sorry, haven't read them. Just wanted to stop by and say thanks for the Zicam advice. I actually had 2 of those swabbies left, used one last night and one this morning... and bought more today at CVS. I also took Airborne last night and bought more today. Anything to stop this thing its tracks! Thanks for thinking of me! :)

Kimberly said...

Henry Neff's The Hound of Rowan.

Trust me.

My friend's ten year old, who hates to read, read it because I gave it to him and he likes me and all.

He devoured it.

He is now reading it for the third time.

Bonnie C said...

Melissa, Thanks for your comments. I laughed out loud.
I have read these books (3 times) I enjoyed them. (obviously) I read so much that the ladies at the library know me by my first name. A series that I loved a lot is the Charlie Bone also called Children of the Red King. What does your son like to read? I also enjoyed Fablehaven by Brandon Mull I'm sitting here trying to think what else I have in my shelf. I have 4 boys & 1 girl so we have toms of books.My nephew just lent me one called Swindle. It was fun too.
Hope this helps without being too much.
Bonnie

Heather said...

I haven't read them, but the boys in my class love them and have read them several times. Also, there is a series from Brandon Mull--Fablehaven. It is a fantasy type. I met the author. He is hilarious...from Salt Lake...very clean...I think it has something to do with his religion :) He also wrote a new book, Candy Shop War. The 9-11 year olds in my class devour these also! Have you tried Maniac McGee? We are reading this one out loud.

diana said...

i just read through all the comments and it sounds like you got some great suggestions. i don't have anything to add cuz my son is out of that age group. he did read all the harry potter books as well as chronicles of narnia.

i think it's great that he enjoys reading so much. i'm thankful that my kids, too, enjoy books.

Beth said...

I remembered the name of the series I couldn't remember. The Charlie Bone books are the ones Ashton loved. Also, The Series of Unfortunate Events and The Spiderwick Chronicles are favorites.

elasticwaistbandlady said...

My oldest daughter LOVES Artemis Fowl. She's read the whole series so far and she started around 9.

Try The Spiderwick Chronicles. Even my reluctant reader daughter loved them.

We really liked Lemony Snicket, too. And also this book by Kate DiCamillo called 'Tale Of Despereaux.' We all LOVED that one.

christy said...

I can't stay silent anymore - I've been lurking here for a while and I love these books. I read them before I would let my 5th grader read them because I was worried about the "hero" of the book being a criminal mastermind, but they were really good and now we have all of them. When a new one comes out my son and I (he's 13 now) fight over who reads it first. He also liked the simplified versions of the Star Wars movies (bought those from scholastic book order a long time ago!)
Love reading your blog (and I love that you always have something new up to check out!)
~Christy (www.wanlass6az.blogspot.com)

Yvonne said...

I remember my boys reading Artemis Fowl when they were younger and they enjoyed it.

Harry Potter was a big hit.