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Books that 7 year old boys actually WANT to read

Julia Flyte
The list author says: "My son reads well for his age, but he seldom picks up a book by choice. These books are the ones that hold him engrossed. From talking to friends, I know that other boys in this age group love them too. I figure that the more I can get him reading books he loves, the more he will learn to love reading in general. I hope these work for your boy also."
The New Captain Underpants Collection (Books 1-5)
The New Captain Underpants Collection (Books 1-5)
"This series is brilliant for boys.  The spelling is pretty random which I find slightly disturbing, but boys LOVE these books.  My son has re-read the many times and also enjoys copying them to make his own books."
The Second Captain Underpants Collection (Books 5-7 & The Adventures of Super Diaper Baby)
The Second Captain Underpants Collection (Books 5-7 & The Adventures of Super Diaper Baby)
"The second part of the series.  Super Diaper Baby is a connected but stand-alone character."
The 2nd Big Big Book of Tashi (Tashi series)
The 2nd Big Big Book of Tashi (Tashi series)
"Tashi is a mystical creature who has all manner of adventures that he shares with his friend Jack.  These are lovely books and they have plenty of illustrations.  A great series."
Just Annoying
Just Annoying
"This series is somewhat off color but it really nails a 7 year old's sense of humor."
Just Disgusting
Just Disgusting
"Another in the same series."
Invisible Stanley (Flat Stanley)
Invisible Stanley (Flat Stanley)
"Easy reading with an amusing premise."
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
"All of Roald Dahl's books are good for kids of this age, but this one was my son's favorite."
Poison Island (Zac Power #1)
Poison Island (Zac Power #1)
"Zac Power is a boy secret agent with the coolest accessories.  These books are like junior James Bond novels targeted at 7-9 year olds.  The boys at my sons school read and swap them all with one another.  The action is non-stop and there are cool illustrations too.  This series is available now from Amazon UK or will be released in the US in mid 2008."
A Helping of Horrid Henry 3-in-1: Horrid Henry's Nits, Horrid Henry Gets Rich Quick, Horrid Henry's Haunted House
A Helping of Horrid Henry 3-in-1: Horrid Henry's Nits, Horrid Henry Gets Rich Quick, Horrid Henry's Haunted House
"The Horrid Henry books are very English and just hilarious.  Henry does his best to be horrid but sometimes it backfires.  My son loves this series!"