Today I'm participating in the monthly meeting of the Cephalopod Coffeehouse, where we sign up to write about the best book we've read this month.
I had a hard time finding girly chapter books I was looking for in last month's post. There are plenty of middle-grade books about cupcakes and sparkles. Not so many chapter books.
Seems most chapter books strive to be unisex. A large majority seem to be written in Dork Diaries style, with a combination of drawings and text.
I stocked up on every chapter book I could find. In the process, I stumbled on a boy-oriented book that I loved. I think it was on a "best books" list somewhere.
This author is brilliant. The main character in Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Not Reading goes to great efforts to avoid reading. Somehow a book encouraging kids not to read does the opposite.
It's an entire series, actually.
Unfortunately, like every OTHER great chapter book Google gives me when I search for good chapter books, this series is marked for children between the ages 9-12. Middle grade, in other words. Which means, in my quest for good chapter books, I once again get a big fat:
So if you're looking for a great middle grade book, check this series out. It would be suitable for younger readers, too, which is probably why it came up in chapter book searches.
Did you read a good book this month? If so, join in on the Cephalopod Coffehouse by entering your link below and posting a blog about it.