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My son is 7 years old and in 2nd grade. I'm looking for a book that will pique his interest. He's all boy, very rough and tumble. He likes race cars, robots, and things like that. He's a strong reader, but he's starting to find it boring. He has a book report due this month and I'd like to find something that he will enjoy.
 

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I read this in either second or third grade, at this distance it's hard to remember. I was a pretty advanced reader, but sounds like your son is also. If your son is a Kindle reader, it is on Kindle. I have actually picked the Kindle version up for sentiment's sake, and can loan it if you want to look at it and decide if it is suitable (and let him read it if you go for it). It is a Robinson Crusoe story of survival on a desert island. My memory is that it is totally G rated and suitable for a 1960s Disney movie. It was in my elementary school library.
 

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The original Pinocchio is quite an adventure story and not too difficult for a 7 year old. And if he doesn't mind being read to once in a while there is The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. I can't think of any others in that age range at the moment; if I do I'll drop by this thread again and post.  :)
 

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My seven year old giggled all the way through the first Captain Underpants book.  He also really enjoyed The Amazing Adventures of Steve - a Minecraft Novel. 
 

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Take him to a book store and look for books based on his interests. Usually they have series, so if he likes it, there are more. Once you find books of interest, then look to make sure they are advanced enough to be challenging. A lot of kids like diary of a wimpy kid, just to read for fun. It may take him a minute to figure out what he likes, but eventually he will find something of interest.
 

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belindaf said:
My boys loved Captain Underpants, too, and Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson series. One also loved Patterson's Maximum Ride series around that age.
Yeah, Captain Underpants is very much for boys. I'd recommend it too.

Dee
 

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Has he read any of the Choose Your Own Adventure books? There are so many of them that some are bound to match his interests. :D
 

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My son enjoyed 39 clues (Riordan) and The Tapestry series (Henry Neff). I agree that showing him the first book of each in hardcover pulled in him faster than a kindle edition. Subsequently, esp. If the physical books were not available, he was okay with the ebook versions.
 

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The Hal Junior series is about a boy having adventures on a space station. My daughter likes it - she might prefer a book about a girl having adventures on a space station, but she still likes it. The first book, "The Secret Signal" is free for the Kindle. http://amzn.com/B005L632RG
 

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This might be of interest Nightlight: A Golden Light Anthology. It's a children's anthology with several stories inside, so lots to pick and choose from. (And good for more than one book report!)

http://dld.bz/d3bps
 

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Two Words: Everybody Poops.

Best read for anyone of any age.
 

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Please check the Hal Junior series.  I read a lot if books to my sons and my seven-year old really loved this series out of all of them.  I think it contains all the elements you are looking for and as a parent I can highly recommend it:

www.amazon.com/Secret-Signal-Hal-Junior-Book-ebook/dp/B005L632RG/ref=sr_1_1_twi_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1419370012&sr=1-1&keywords=hal+junior
 

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The Ralph Mouse series is good. I'm the third person to recommend it on this thread.

Nim's Island by Wendy Orr is another recommendation. My son loved it even though the protagonist is a girl.
 
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