School is back in session, so I thought it’d be the perfect time to share some of Quinn’s favorite book series. Once he discovers a new favorite book series he wants to find and read them all! These suggestions are for book series for boys 7 – 9 years old because that’s the age range Quinn has loved them! Check out our list of Awesome Book Series for 2nd and 3rd grade boys and then share your suggestions in the comments.
Awesome Book Series for 7 – 9 Year Old Boys
The Creature from My Closet
Quinn’s favorite new series is The Creature from My Closet. These easy to read chapter books follow the adventures of middle schooler Rob Burnside and the unique creatures that come from his closet. A special door and an accident his chemistry set result in magically mixed up creatures based on two different book characters.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Quinn’s first favorite series and the one that really inspired him to read on his own. I think it’s a staple book series for many elementary school kids. The boys also enjoy watching the Diary of a Wimpy Kid movies.
Big Nate is a series that is often recommended for fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid. It’s actually based on a comic strip that spun off to include books as well. It follows the adventures of 11-year old Nate who seems to be a mischief magnet. Quinn has only read a couple but seems to enjoy them.
The Wayside School series are chapter books based on an elementary school with supernatural elements. The original book is almost 40 years old and a classic from my own elementary school days! Quinn’s 2nd-grade teacher introduced him to the series last year.
We just started reading the illustrated version of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone together. I’m hoping it lights a wizarding fire with Quinn and he starts reading the Harry Potter books on his own. The boys enjoyed checking out Diagon Alley at Universal Studios and playing a LEGO Harry Potter game on their iPad, so they are already a little familiar with the wizarding world! I’m excited to see the illustrated version Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets will be released in October!
Captain Underpants is a little ridiculous but sometimes that’s why little boys like. Quinn has also read a few of the spin-off series The Adventures of Super Diaper Baby. Clearly, both series heavily feature potty humor which isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. Whatever it takes to get them to read, read, read….
National Geographic Just Joking
National Geographic Kids publishes a series of fun animal joke books called Just Joking. You’ll find the pages filled with kid-friendly jokes and cool animal pictures. They are a home run with both of my guys!
The most popular children’s book series in Italy is Geronimo Stilton, so it’s no surprise that American kids dig them as well. They follow the adventures of a talking mouse named Geronimo Stilton who works as a journalist in New Mouse City. There are a TON of these books which is awesome. The newer series with under a dozen titles kill me because Quinn has a hard time waiting for the next one to be released. So then we have to find another series for him to read in the interim.
Quinn is just starting the Goosebumps series. I think watching the Goosebumps movie earlier this year helped cement his interest in the series. This is another book series with lots of titles. Yay! 🙂
If your kiddo loves to read too, don’t miss the book character costumes I shared earlier this week! Please comment if you have any additional book series suggestion for Quinn!