Ebi-kun has finished all the magic tree house books that we have (up to book 20) and he was starting to get a bit bored with them, I think because they were getting too easy, they are chapter books but he can read them in one sitting. A couple of weeks ago a friend lent us the first of the Beast Quest books and what can I say? The boy is hooked, he has just finished book 2 and has asked me to order book four so that he doesn't have to wait after he has finished number three.
The story is basically about a boy who has to free 6 beasts that have been enchanted so that the land where he lives can return to normal, it's exciting, involves knights and steeds, dragons and dangerous missions, of course he loves it! It is also a bit more difficult so it is challenging his reading skills too.
I have just noticed that there are 42 books so far.... I wonder how many he will read before he gets bored of these? I haven't seen any of the other books so I don't know if they are graded, probably not, which would be a shame.