My kids LOVE Big Nate and I love any book that gets my "not so keen on reading kids" to read! I was shocked to find that these books are only a 2nd grade level on Accelerated Reader. I couldn't imagine a 2nd grader being able to read the entire book and successfully take a test on it. Plus, it's a graphic novel.  Graphic novels were always so challenging for my 1st graders. And while I teach 5th grade, a lot of my kids are on a 3rd grade reading level. Still, my high readers love this series, so I'm torn. Is this series appropriate for 5th graders? What do you think?

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