Professor Mom

Chronicles the life of a mom, teacher, and writer trying to stay sane amid the chaos of daily life.

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JohnROSS's picture JohnROSS

Thanks for this, it's a fun set of recommendations, and a number of them I'm totally unfamiliar with.

Right now Aaron is into the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series(which I think is pretty great for a second grader), but soon I think he may be ready for the concept of mysteries at least.

Remember Encyclopedia Brown? I can't recall a thing about them, other than that I quite liked them at about nine or ten.


Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

L. went through a big Wimpy Kid phase a couple of years ago. I am so grateful for the books, actually, because they prepared L. for middle school in ways we couldn't have done. In fact, he still mentions the books when referencing his own experiences at middle school--I think it helped him understand some of the crazy-funny-bizzaro landscape of middle school.

I remember Encyclopedia Brown! They're still around...L. has never been interested in them, though, now in any of the "younger" mysteries that T. likes to read.


the_tars's picture the_tars

I loved The View from the Cherry Tree. I read it many times as a kid. I need to pick that up for BubTar to read! I had forgotten all about it.


Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

It's a great book--I bet he'll really enjoy it!