So my daughter (6) is going into first grade in the fall. She really doesn't like chapter books with no pictures. She will listen to stuff like Scooby Doo mystery chapter books with lots of pictures and such if I read to her while she's eating, but I've tried a few of what I'd consider better chapter books and failed to get her hooked to where we could finish them. This summer we are doing school a few days a week but more on a maintainence of skills/ doing fun stuff that didn't fit into the school year kind of way, so I thought it would be a good time to just make reading from a good book and stretching the attention span a bit part of the routine. Does anyone have a suggestion for a good book to start with. Something that a 6 year old almost couldn't help getting hooked into? Don't worry about it being a "girl" book. My daughter's ideal story would have superheroes rescuing ponies or something.
By the way, I do let her play quietly or draw while I read within reason, but she's still quite the wiggler.