Tuesday Tales – Phineas and Ferb Edition

Tuesday Tales

Election Day  is here. I know that I am quite ready to be done with the annoying robo-calls and nasty political commercials. It is bad when you have to tell your kids not to pay attention to them since they are on non-stop. Thanks to Election Day, NHL did not have school. Schools around here are polling places, so the kids have the day off and there are typically parent-teacher conferences.

This morning, I met with NHL’s teacher. While chatting briefly, I told her that NHL is hesitant to read chapter books. Since I am a certified reading teacher, I know that he is perfectly capable of reading them. The problem is he is comfortable with picture books and their instant start/finish gratification. There is nothing wrong with this. As I wrote before, I love picture books. Still, as a second grader NHL needs to break out of his shell. To help with this we have purchased some familiar characters that are featured in chapter book format. In addition to this, there are still some simple drawings within the story to ease the transition to more traditional chapter book format.

Phineas and Ferb Books

Today, NHL used one of his birthday giftcards to purchase a new Nintendo DS game. Here he is resting on the couch with the instruction manual. Please note the shirt that just happens to be on him:

Phineas and Ferb gaming

When we bought the game, I told him that tonight we would begin one of the Phineas and Ferb chapter books. I think TechyDad is looking forward to reading them with him, since they love watching Phineas and Ferb together. Do you have any chapter book recomendations? There are so many series out there, but not all are appropriate for second graders, no less for boys. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

So what have you read recently? Please be sure to link up to your Tuesday Tales and/or leave a comment below. Include something you read on your own, with a child or someone else. Tuesday Tales are all about spreading the love for books. 


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  • Jen says:

    Not a chapter book, but does he like Club Penguin? Austin got some “choose your own adventure” Club Penguin books from the school library. They are fun.

    Audtin, too, will still choose a picture book over a chapter book.
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  • Sandra Foyt says:

    When my son was in 2nd Grade he read a lot of chapter books, not all of them “appropriate.” A few that he loved: the Bunnicula series, Captain Underpants, Wayside Stories, and Time Warp Trio. His most favorite series, and the one with the most sophisticated language, is not a chapter book. Calvin & Hobbes has been the most influential in his language development, but I’d be careful because Calvin is NOT a good influence!
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  • Nancy says:

    Time Warp Trio is one Alex has been reading. Bad Kitty is popular in his class, as is good old Captain Underpants.
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