On Sunday night while I was finishing up yesterday’s fitness post (log your exercise HERE), my 8 year-old son James said he wanted to come work with me on Monday morning and learn how to be a blogger. I said, “of course!”, but thought he might lose interest by the morning.
Turns out, he was quite serious and showed up to work bright and early, eager to get started! I was happy to teach him the basics and he’s really a quick learner. After showing him some simple aspects of how to write a blog post, add photos and link items, he came up with his own post idea- books he would recommend to other kids. So here are James’ recommendations for the best books for 8 year olds.
I’m so proud of him. He chose the books, wrote all the copy (I had to help him edit his punctuation, but he did it himself), chose where to center things, added links, and set up the photos, chose the ones he liked best and added them into the post, and helped create the graphic. He also scheduled the post to go live.
It took ALL day, but below is James’ first post, in his own words! ♥
Hi! Today I am going to show you some of my favorite books. Say your kid is bored. They ask for something to do. You can say, “check out these books.” I bet your kid won’t be bored anymore.
written and illustrated by Dav Pilkey, the creator of Captain Underpants
This is one of my favorite books cause it has funny potty humor and there are 4 books out. 1 is about to come out. If you do get this book, my favorite part is page 122-123.
Captain Underpants= tra la laa
by that other creator I was talking about
Captain Underpants is one of the best children’s books. Now there are 12 books out each are funny, feature akshin and laffs [the popular way to misspell words].
written and illustrated by Jeff Kinney
Now what do we have here? I will tell you, it’s a book full of problems big and little. This person’s name is Greg Heffley. His life is based on the author and illustrator’s life except Greg is stuck in middle school, how common! And one more weird thing, he keeps a journal / diary.
written and pictures by who knows
This book has tons of world records. Plus you could win a trip to Universal Orlando Resort and the chance to win a world records title.
by Lincoln Peirce
Lincoln Peirce has written I don’t know how many books. One of his most popular books is Big Nate. The whole book is funny.
The all time favorite:
It’s too funny!
Thank you for reading my post.
Thank you friends for indulging me here! Hope y’all have a great day, and maybe a way to satisfy some bored kids! 😉 -M