I'm looking for a wizard book for my kid, hopefully similar level as "The Worst Witch", i.e. easier than the Harry Potter series, but for boys.

Hopefully it is suitable for boys around 5-7 years old, has interesting stories so that my kid will enjoy it meanwhile enrich the vocabularies, though happening in a wizard's world but actually looks like the real world with school life, and not too dark (e.g. death is a big topic and killing i take it too much for a 5-7 years old).

Any recommendation pls?

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    Sorry, but we don't do recommendation questions here. You might have better luck on a more traditional style forum.
    – Becuzz
    Apr 23, 2018 at 12:11
  • What are books for boys? Apr 25, 2018 at 22:56
  • @justathought i can't define it, but boys and girls are different right, for example, girls likes pink more .. although peppa pig is an exception.
    – athos
    Apr 26, 2018 at 8:31
  • @athos Boys and girls have different genitalia. It has been societally imposed upon children to be different, like different colors, or prefer different media. bbc.com/future/story/20141117-the-pink-vs-blue-gender-myth Apr 28, 2018 at 5:42
  • @justathought to be politically correct, there's nothing boys (or men) can do that girls (women) cannot. but, they are different.
    – athos
    Apr 28, 2018 at 5:44

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I would recommend "The Worst Witch". It is easier than the Harry Potter series and does not (despite the wizarding nature of the book) have any spells cast on it rendering the text invisible to boys.

I would also recommend giving serious thought to designating literature as 'for boys' or 'for girls', especially at such a young age. Illiteracy is enough of an issue these days without adults placing certain books 'off limits' for such silly reasons.

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    can we have a +10 button please
    – WendyG
    Apr 24, 2018 at 16:57

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