My oldest has started reading at a much faster pace since the school year began. I believe children should be encouraged to read whatever interests them, as this will help them develop an interest in reading. With my son in particular, it required us checking out sports biographies and sportsbooks in general before he started to branch out to other things. Instead of constantly stressing over the subject matter, I really wanted him to develop a natural love of reading, so we spent two years reading many of the same books over again.
Now that he has progressed, it has become a challenge to find more complex books for him that are still appropriate for his maturity level. Content appropriate books for 7-9-year-olds while not difficult, it did take some time to find things I felt were appropriate for my son.
The reason I became more interested in books was due to the fact that we could not find anything that interested him. Of course, there’s the illustrated Harry Potter series. I highly recommend those, but we still needed to find a plethora of books that he could choose from.
If you have an advanced second or third grader take a look at the list below. We have fallen in love with a lot of these series/books and I’m sure you will too!
Illustrated Harry Potter & Fantastic Beast Editions
These editions are perfect for parents with little ones that love the series and want to read along. My children have really enjoyed being able to read Harry Potter because of these versions!
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Amazon | Book Depository | Barnes & Noble
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Amazon | Book Depository | Barnes & Noble
Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban Amazon | Book Depository | Barnes & Noble
Fantastic Beast & Where to Find Them Amazon | Book Depository | Barnes & Noble
Roald Dahl Classics
These lesser-known Dahl books are easy to read and find both online and in store.