So these are, I think, easy and funny and enjoyable to read. Which in fairness, is what reading should be.
On the left is The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. I've read the first few pages and its great. I know he'll read it. Then up on top is The Twenty One Balloons about which I will probably have to say, give it two chapters and then decide. But its short - and I'm pretty sure he'll like it. And then on the right is The True Meaning of Smekday which is going to soon be a movie - by Dreamworks, I think. Its written in the form of an essay by an American schoolgirl about a time when aliens came down to earth and took over. She makes friends with one called J-Lo. Again I haven't read this - all I know is from reviews, but it seems well written, daft and very funny.
They all have some illustrations - making the whole experience a little bit more Wimpy Kidish for any reluctant readers.
Here's The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian,
And The Twenty One Balloons,
And The True Meaning of Smekday.