max is a rough and tumble kind of guy.
he always seems to gravitate toward dirt and trouble and a frenetic pace...it's one of his finer qualities. but something new has sneaked in along with his dirty little fingers and 10 layers of costumes on at one time...our guy has become a reader. real and true. it's as if a whole new world has opened up to him...he sees words and sentences to read everywhere he goes. he takes his time...he sounds them out...he's patient and eager. it's taken a while to get here...but it's the best thing in the world to watch. one minute he's down with the dog, rolling and barking...the next it's quiet and he's tucked away upstairs.
these kinds of things are the best parts of growing up. and it's even better experiencing it the second time around through max. watching confidence build him up bit by bit. my, oh, my.
so now we need whole new sets of books...chapter books and series and books that can take him away...books to sneak and read with a flashlight under sheets well after bedtime! any suggestions for a rough and tumble 7 year old reader?