The newest books we love!

I’ve worked hard to find books for Nicholas. He sometimes likes books, and sometimes not. He preferes books with science and math themes. This includes his fiction. He doesn’t like the  Percy Jackson series. But he loves Encyclopedia Brown. The newest ones we are in love with are the Sir Cumference books.

I don’t really know why he loves them so much – except that they have a math theme in them. They are also shorter than some of the other options out there.

The problem with finding books is that there’s not a ton in between the little books that kids read at first and the later books, once kids are fluent readers. This is more true for boys than it is for girls. At least there’s not as much I like. I don’t like the Captain Underpants series. It’s not a good read for younger boys. It’s like the publishers have determined that kids who read chapter books are all 8 or older, so they can add different themes into them. For a 5 (almost 6) year old, some of those themes are too much for me.

He likes Hardy Boys, but since he reads those with his dad, he won’t read them on his own. So I searched and found the Sir Cumference ones. I found the first one at our used bookstore, so it wasn’t a big deal if he didn’t like it. But now that he likes them, I got the rest from Amazon. I’ve included the link to them below.

If you know of any books that boys like, leave a note in the comments. I’m always happy for suggestions.

Links to the Sir Cumference books that we love:

Sir Cumference and the First Round Table (A Math Adventure)

Sir Cumference and All the King’s Tens: A Math Adventure

Sir Cumference and the Great Knight of Angleland (A Math Adventure)

Sir Cumference and the Viking’s Map (Charlesbridge Math Adventures)

Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi (A Math Adventure)

Sir Cumference and the Off-the-Charts Dessert (Charlesbridge Math Adventures)

Sir Cumference and the Isle of Immeter (Math Adventures)

Sir Cumference and the Sword in the Cone

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