Sometimes all kids need is the first in a series book to lure them into wanting to read for fun. Here are some humorous series that may do the trick in getting your child into reading:
DeCamillo, Kate. Mercy Watson to the Rescue. [J DIC] Who knew that Mercy, a toast-loving pig, could get into so much trouble? (Kids might also enjoy the Mercy Watson webpage.)
Lowry, Lois. Gooney Bird Greene. [J LOW] A new to the school 2nd-grader likes to tell "absolutely true" stories about herself.
Pennypacker, Sara. Clementine. [J PEN] Clementine, an 8-year-old, deals with the "major" problems in her
Sachar, Louis. Sideways Stories from Wayside School. [J SAC] A classroom on the thirtieth floor of a strangely constructed school is the setting for many crazy stories.
Vernon, Ursula. Dragonbreath. [J VER] Readers follow the adventures of Danny Dragonbreath (a young dragon) and his best friend Wendell (an iguana).