Category: Independent Readers

Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey

Captain-Underpants.jpgIn Captain Underpants, George and Harold are two (supposed) trouble-makers who get into a lot of sticky situations, not always of their own making. They somehow manage to travel through time, beat talking toilets, acquire a pet pterodactyl, and are responsible for creating the world’s best superhero, Captain Underpants himself. Tra la laa!

With lots of illustrations and light-hearted humor, this series is excellent for reluctant readers.

The Thirteen-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths

The-52-Storey-Treehouse.jpgI recommend this one for reluctant readers because there is no dense prose (but the text is neither basic nor boring).

The 13-Storey Treehouse is filled with unusual things, like a marshmallow machine, a bowling alley, and a swimming pool. Andy and Terry (the main characters) are writers who live in the treehouse and are supposed to be writing a book, but end up having all sorts of whacky adventures instead.

There is also a 26-Storey, 39 Storey, and 52 Storey Treehouse.

Sea Quest by Adam Blade

Sea-Quest.jpgThis is a great series by the author of the Beast Quest books. In Sea Quest, Max sets out on a new quest every four books, with a new and deadly robotic sea beast to battle. This series is great for boys who love sea creatures, robots, pirates, and magic all rolled into one.