What to read after In Real Life?
May 13, 2015 4:30 AM   Subscribe

My 7yo son and I recently finished Doctorow & Wang's "In Real Life". He loved it (so did I), I think because of the mix of gaming with a good, character driven story, but he's bummed that we finished it. What should we read now?

Data-points: we were reading Bone, which he likes, but stopped because it started to scare him (we read at night). We also read and love the Adventure Time, My Little Pony and Steven Universe comics, as well as the Captain Underpants, Frannie K. Stein and Jedi Academy books.
posted by signal to Media & Arts (5 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Bee and Puppycat is also a really fun and cute comic, Silk is a Marvel Superhero but is cute and really relatable, and then Ms. Marvel (Kamala Kahn)

There are also solo Adventure Time books, Seeing Red is really good as well as Bitter Sweets.
posted by KernalM at 6:10 AM on May 13, 2015

Best answer: Doug TenNapel has some great comics, such as Cardboard and Tommysaurus Rex, but perhaps preview them for scariness.

Amulet by Kazu Kubuishi is fantastic, but if he's not ready for that series (action, saving people, facing monsters) check out Copper and Flight Explorer.

Amelia Rules by Jimmy Gownley has been popular.

Awesome wordless comics:
Owly by Andy Runton (I would recommend this series to everyone. It's like reading a hug.)
Robot Dreams by Sara Varon
posted by carrioncomfort at 6:49 AM on May 13, 2015

We've been working through all of Roald Dahl with our 6 and 3 year old. Every single one of his books has been a massive hit.
posted by zizzle at 8:01 AM on May 13, 2015

Best answer: Ursula Vernon's Dragonbreath series?
posted by puddledork at 9:05 AM on May 13, 2015

Calvin & Hobbes.

Wayside School Is Falling Down

The Far Side

He may be slightly young for Foxtrot, maybe not.

Redwall is a classic. Some of the other books in the series, maybe not.

Hatchet and Island of the Blue Dolphins
posted by Jacen at 12:31 PM on May 13, 2015

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