Going book shopping tomorrow for one of the boys I work with. 8 years old but can't handle anything more than fairly easy chapter books (we're reading Bunnicula right now and I think that's his upper limit). Particularly likes: gross (esp. potty) humour, dogs (yes, he's already read Walter), vehicles (cars, helicopters, etc.), fans (don't ask), and plays on words (alliteration, puns, and so on). Any suggestions from the librarians, parents, and children's lit readers among you?