Reading aloud to my kids brings me much joy and thankfully they both enjoy it almost as much as I do. Over the last year or so my eight-year-old and I have found some great book series to enjoy reading together. Readers of the Captain Underpants and The Magic Treehouse series might enjoy the suggestions below:

The Oodlethunks by Adele Griffin is set in West Woggle a prehistoric village where the Oodlethunks live in their cave.  Oona, her brother Bonk and their friends have lots of adventures hatching a dinosaur egg, trying to find enough food for a growing dinosaur and running a summer camp for all the pets in West Woggle.

Dragon Masters by Tracey West is a fast paced early reader series filled with dragons, wizards, adventures and pictures on every page. In each book the dragon masters must work together to overcome whatever obstacle is presented.

The Kingdom of Wrenly by Jordan Quinn is an early reader series has lots of pictures and short chapters which make it a great for before bed reading.  Join Prince Lucas and his friend Clara on their quests throughout Wrenly as they visit trolls, fairies, wizards as they solve mysteries.

Fizzopolis by Patrick Carman is a hidden magical factory home to the world’s best soda the Fuzzwonker Fizz and the cute little worker the Fizzies. Join Harold and Floyd on their wacky and hilarious escapades in Fizzopolis.

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