My own boys have always been a good resource for me to find books that were interesting. Now that they're getting older, I'm going to have to do more looking on my own! As I was browsing, I saw that there are a lot of book series out for boys that I want to preview (Frankie Pickle, Dragonbreath, Ninjago).
I'm going to submit Capital Mysteries by Ron Roy as a good series for boys. I like that they have some
history and geography built in and they have plenty of action.
On the subject of books, I wanted to share a fun technology tool with you! Your Next Read is a website that generates book recommendations. You just type in a book title and it will give you several book suggestions in a graphic organizer format! I love the visual aspect of the site! When you click on a book cover, it becomes the focus book and other similar titles are shown. The focus book is also linked to amazon reviews for that title which are shown on the side. It makes it super easy to see a few reviews and decide if it's one you need to read. It seems to do a better job at matching content than reading level. A magic tree house book about pandas quickly linked me to some books for older readers that had a a similar panda theme. Regardless, it's a fun way to browse for books!