Jack has been enjoying a new reading series, so I wanted to share it with you all in case you have a young reader in your life! The interest for this latest series came out of an online class with the school librarian where she told the kids about different books they can check out though the school’s online borrowing system.
I was in a meeting, but as soon as I hung up my phone Jack burst into my office with a list of book titles written on his whiteboard.
One of those titles was Princess Pulverizer.
Knowing literally nothing about the book other than the description literally made my kid excited to read, I immediately clicked over to my Amazon account and ordered the first three paperbacks.
Parenting Rule #108: If my kid is interesting in reading a book, any book… I’m buying it!
Princess Pulverizer: Grilled Cheese and Dragons by Nancy Krulik (find it here on Amazon)
Synopsis: Princess Serena (or as she prefers, Princess Pulverizer) doesn’t want to be a princess–she wants to be knight! But her father, King Alexander of Empiria, thinks she still has a lot to learn when it comes to exhibiting valiant behavior. So, he presents a challenge: the princess must first go on a Quest of Kindness and perform good deeds to prove that she truly deserves to go to knight school. With help from a friendly dragon named Dribble and a perpetually terrified knight-in-training named Lucas, can she complete her quest and discover what it really takes to be a hero?
You guys, if I could hug the author, I totally would. This is a real, actual CHAPTER book with a Lexile score higher than my kid is currently testing. However, he loves this series so much that we have been reading a chapter each night. I read a page, he reads a page, and we go back and forth until the end of the chapter. He doesn’t complain that I’m making him learn… he LOVES IT.
We just finished the second book of the series together, Princess Pulverizer: Worse, Worser, Wurst and he liked it as much as the first one. Even though he thought the wizard was kind of mean.
There are 8 books in the series and I am happy to buy all of them if it helps my kid to be excited about reading!
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