5 Books (Sets) That Your 8 Year Old Son Will Actually Read

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So if you're anything like me, you scour the bookshelf of the library trying to find books to fill your sons reading log. Book after book you show him, and the same disgusted face with the shake of the head no you receive. It's sooo frustrating.

I'm a book warm, I'll read about anything you put in front of me. I don't understand where this kid is coming from. I blame his father!!! So I have compiled a list of books that I have gotten him to read and he has enjoyed.

Diary Of a Mine Craft Zombie

My son eats these up. He will even read passed his minimum reading time to finish a chapter. Mine Craft Gaming books are a series of 1-11 so far. It's rare that my son asks for new books, but when they have come out with a new book in the series he is quick to ask to get it.
Dairy of a Wimpy Kid

These are the books that he asks for most at the school book fairs! Often times when he is reading these books he comes to me and reads out loud something he finds funny. A good sign he likes what he is reading.


This is an unexpected book my son liked. We saw the movie before he got the book as a Christmas gift. So it shocked me that he even picked up the book then finished it without me pushing him too. He read it straight through all on his own. But he still likes the movie better.

Harry Potter

Confession! I love this series! I'm an over the moon Harry Potter fan. So my son does not read them himself but LOVES when I read them to him. Usually, during the summer times, I will give him a break in reading and read a book out of this series.

Sir Fartsalot Hunts the Booger

This one he started reading and thinks it's hilarious.

If you find it hard to find books for your child, ask their school's librarian. Mine was the one that directed me to the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books. I also take my son to the bookstore often and let him pick out 1 non-chapter book for every 2 chapter books he gets. The key is the find books that you child likes to read. It has taken me a long time and a lot of frustrating hours to figure out his style. But if he likes to read about raunchy fart jokes, raunchy fart jokes it is!

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