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It never fails. Every birthday and Christmas we end up giving the boys more gifts than intended - and often it comes in the form of books. Piles of books that neither Hubby or I can resist buying, which we end up putting into one big gift bag so they are technically one gift instead of ten. I'm okay with our over-giving of books though. What parent is going to look back and say, Darn, I really wish my kid hadn't had so many books?
So just in time for holiday shopping, here are five of my 8-year-old's favorite chapter books and series from the past few months - books full of adventure, fantasy, magic, and friendship. He's a pretty voracious reader, so many of these books would still be great choices for late elementary and middle school.
I wish I could tell you more about what these books are about, but now that Zip is reading independently he devoured many of them before I had a chance to flip open the cover. All I've got to go on is the book jacket synopsis and my kiddo's promise that they are really good.