It’s not a love based on physical attraction so much as an intellectual attraction. I want to mind meld with him and produce little book babies.

My son and I just finished “There’s a Boy in the Girl’s Bathroom.”

My son just absolutely loved it.  What is this magic that Louis Sachar weaves with the written word?

In Japanese, the same book is no longer in print, but we got it from our local library.  My son read loves both the Japanese and English versions!

Okay, so here are the books and authors my son has most adored:

Louis Sachar (of course)

Dav Pilkey (My son wrote him a letter, but he never responded.  I imagine the letter went straight to a slush pile.)

“The Diary of a Wimpy Kid series” by Jeff Kinney.

The Fudge series of books by Judy Blume.

“Goosebumps” series by R.L. Stine.

Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan.  (I am more of a Harry fan.)

Magic Tree House

Doraemon (Japanese version, of course, but we do the English bilingual books together nightly as our bedtime book.)

There are probably more, but I can’t think of them now.  And these are only the English books.  I don’t know the names of the Japanese books in my head well enough to list.  Although that is an idea for a future post.


These boys books have got it all!  (almost all anyway)