Ever since X-man started watching Scooby Doo, he's been obsessed with mysteries, clues and catching the villains. That interest has moved into our chapter book reading. Not only can we read superhero chapter books like Batman and Superman, but his new favorite series are the Milo and Jazz Mysteries. They don't currently have them at Barnes and Noble, but we found them at the Tolono Library. I really like that the series is a boy and a girl working together.
We're just about to start the third book after we finish Capain Cal... and I wonder, if down the line, he's going to be all over Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys like his Aunt Melissa was when she was in elementary school.
For Christmas, he got MacTroll a new Wii game called Guilty Party, it's a bit like Clue. We played the first "easy" round (and by we I mean MacTroll and Me). X-man just liked to watch. We have to go back down and play the harder levels. But X-man was enthralled.
I guess it makes sense. It's why he enjoys Mythbusters. He likes to figure out why things work, how people think and how he can learn more about the world through such discoveries.
I also picked up Stink (who looks a wee bit like a young Frazz) and Lulu and the Brontosaurus, so we're excited on checking those out. But, if you've got any chapter book suggestions for down the line, that would be awesome. I'm pretty versed in the "classics" (i.e. Beverly Cleary, Judy Blume, Roald Dahl, etc.) But the newer kid set, would be particularly helpful.