Katie DiCesare mentioned the Branches books and although I had a few (I love the Boris series), I didn't realize that there were so many others. So I bought a few of the series I didn't know and have been reading a few. Two that I read this week were:
Monkey Me and the Pet Show. This is a silly series about a boy who turns into a monkey when he gets excited. In this book, he ruins picture day and he also enters a pet show as the monkey. This is just goofy silly and I think some 3rd graders will love it. The thing I like about this is that when Clyde is a boy, the text is written in linear, chapter book form. But when he is a monkey, it switches to graphic novel/comic form. I'm wondering if kids will notice that on their own right away. It looks like there are at least 4 books in this series so enough to keep kids reading for a bit.
The Notebook of Doom: Rise of the Balloon Goons is another with a goofy
I hope to read more of these Branches books over the next few days. Series that I have on my stack are Dragon Masters, Looniverse, Eerie Elementary, Owl Diaries and Lotus Lane. I love these Branches books and am glad to have discovered more of them!