Got an older elementary kid (probably boy) that just finished a great book with aliens or spies or great big swords? What can he read next?

Here’s a list I put together for someone last week:

  • The Alex Rider series by Horowitz; the first title is Stormbreaker.
  • Percy and the Olympians series by Riordan; the first title is The Lightning Thief. Yeah, that one with the movie coming out soon. Don’t let that hold you back. Haven’t met a kid yet that didn’t love these.
  • The Johnny Maxwell series by Pratchett; most adult novelists cannot pull off a good kid’s book but Pratchett can. These are laugh out loud funny. The first one is Only You Can Save Mankind (and it does have aliens!).

Read on!