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October 28, 2009


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Tracy B.

Off the top of my head...My kids loved the Geronimo Stilton series and they are definitely on the silly side. They also enjoyed the old Freddy the Pig series by Walter Brooks. We listened to a lot of these on tape while traveling. A few other favorites include: Stewart Little, Charlotte's Web, Mr. Popper's Penguins. If I think of anymore I'll let you know.

kristin n

Maddy has one Ivy and Bean book that she enjoys. i think gus would like the one we have. they try to break world records (very silly) and they end up finding "dinosaur" bones. there is a whole series of ivy and bean.

i know a lot of kids like junie b jones but we haven't read any of those yet.

April Smith West

I have two crazy recommendations, based on what Vivi likes:

the Wayside School books by Louis Sachar
The Best (worst) ... Ever books by Barbara Robinson (she wrote the Best Christmas Pageant Ever, which was a TV movie, and there are two other books featuring the same characters). These books are hilarious, though of course they deal with bad behavior at school so you might want to read them aloud. The Louis Sachar books are much funnier read aloud anyway.

We have also read all the Wizard of Oz books with Vivi, and all the Mary Poppins books. She also really likes the Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle books.

We are also having a hard time finding books that are interesting for her but still tame enough.


I second the Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle recommendation. Also, did you ever read the Great Brain books? M and I loved those, and it sounds like he might like them too. You could try out the first one yourself and see what you think. And I know that Rebecca (almost 7) totally adores the Wayside books, so he might like them too.

katie speck

It was so much fun to find Maybelle mentioned here! Please tell Gus that the third book will be out after the first of the year. It's called "Maybelle at the Fair" and it's the wildest, silliest Maybelle yet (Hint: there's a little red race car in it).

Happy reading! :)

maya gamble

oh my goodness!  how wonderful--we loved those books and Maybelle; Im thrilled you are writing another one.  My sons teacher just had a daughter and named her Maybelle and when Gus told him about the books, he (the teacher) ran right out and ordered them for her library.

thanks for coming by.


I was just hunting around for more books for the girls to read and saw your book link! Mostly I come here to see what you're knitting. Anyway, Zahra loved The Moffats, which Gus might like since he liked the Betsy books and Mr. Popper's Penguins.

We've requested the Maybelle books from the library. I'm excited about other posters recommendations too.

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