The other day someone asked me what I wanted to write about more this year and I said books. I hadn’t really thought about it before I said that, but I’ve certainly found myself writing more about books recently. It makes sense too as H is a real bookworm and I want the blog to reflect his interests. So this is a selection of the books he’s been reading over the last few weeks. We get most of our books out of the library, as H gets through so many, but we also have a bookcase that is overflowing with books of his own.
Pokemon has been one of H’s obsessions for a long time. He loves watching Pokemon and we have a Pokemon TV app that he regularly uses. He loves reading the books too and will devour any new ones as soon as they arrive in the house. They are graphic novels so they are perfect for reluctant readers. One thing that is a bit confusing (for me I think more than H and the librarians trying to check the books in and out) is that they read back to front. This is because the books preserve the original orientation of the Japanese artwork. We are now working our way through the library’s Pokemon collection for the second time.
The Wrong Pong hasn’t been quite so popular. It’s quite a funny book and Neville, the main character, being yanked down the toilet by a troll. A lot of the characters are named after diseases like Rubella and Malaria, so be prepared to help with some pronunciations. H has read it and quite enjoyed it, but he has said he doesn’t want me to get the rest of the series out of the library, so he didn’t like it enough to read another from the series.
Bear Grylls’ Gold of the Gods sat languishing for a while in H’s bedroom and I had to renew it and renew it at the library. I’m not sure why it didn’t grab his attention as it’s got quite a cool holograph on the front. Once he was persuaded to dip in though he really enjoyed the adventure aspect and he’s been interested in learning survival skills (it’s a story rather than a survival manual, but it does feature that sort of thing). I’ve had a request to get more out of the library which is always a good sign.
H started reading The Hidden Kingdom from the Wings of Fire series by Tui T.Sutherland when he saw the book at his school book fair. This book is the third of the series and the first H has read. They are fantasy adventures with mythical creatures and he finds them full of action and fast paced. H has loved it and the books can clearly can be read independently of each other. Sadly only one other book from the series is available from the library, so I think we’ll need to look at buying a box set or similar if he’s to continue enjoying them.