by Melissa H
I found the transition between level readers and chapter books difficult for my boys.
I didn’t know what topics they would like, or if the content was appropriate, or if the reading level would be challenging enough without being too hard. But when my 8 year old started reading Captain Awesome and couldn’t put them down, and then asked when he could get the next one, I knew these books were the perfect fit!
Captain Awesome is a story about a boy named Eugene who creates an alter ego named Captain Awesome based on his favourite super hero. He then casts his family and schoolmates into his fantasy life during normal outings. Eugene is hilarious and often has a run in with his arch nemesis, Little Miss Stinky Pinky, or with his little sister, Queen Stinkypants, and gets help from his friends, Nacho Cheese Man and Supersonic Sal.
Anything that gets my kid reading and using his imagination, I’m all for. Now my son is counting down until March when the newest Captain Awesome book comes out.
Check out all the Captain Awesome chapter books available now on the Simon and Schuster website. For more up to date information on this series and more be sure to follow Simon and Schuster on Facebook and Twitter.
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My daughter has been reading the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books, she loves them! Thanks for the chance to win!
My daughter is reading Minecraft books at the moment.
my daughter is reading Pokemon Mangas
One daughter is reading Junie B. Jones while the other is reading Captain Underpants 🙂
my son is currently reading the Animorphs series – I read it as a kid.
My son is currently loving the Geronimo Stilton series.
They never read Captain Awesome books before.
Not sure if my nephew is reading chapter books yet but it shouldn’t be too long. Would be great to win for him and give to him when he is ready.
My kids are at the age where they will be starting small chapter books very soon, but we’re still on the short readers.
My niece isn’t reading chapter books yet, but she does like reading books and being read to!
Little ones are reading Minecraft
Roald Dahl are big hits over here. Especially the made up words in The BFG
We are not quite at DD reading chapter books yet but should be by the end of the year – these look like a great start. We have enjoyed some books together though, and DD really liked Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
My daughter is into reading graphic novels by Raina Telgemeier – Smile, Sisters and Drama. I like the theme of this book and would like to win it for her.
Right now we are reading a DK book about dinosaurs.
I just realized it’s not really a chapter book but we have not started on chapter books yet. These would be a good start!
The Dr. Roach’s Monstrous Stories
My grandson is reading a DK book about the Earth
My daughter is really into The Babysitters Club right now.
Goosebumps! The ones from the ’90s!
We are reading Minecraft and Lego Ninjago right now.