Early Grade School- (for them to read to themselves)
I’ve spoken to several School groups, Moms’ groups, and others around the country about how to help kids love books. I’ve published some articles and have written (and am hoping to publish!) young adult novels. I truly believe anyone can develop a love of books. One great thing you can do to help is to make reading fun. Read bedtime stories- even to your teens. (Who wouldn’t be happy to hear a chapter of an amazing novel each night?) Give books as birthday presents. Let your kids see you reading and hear you talking about how amazing your book is. Pretty soon they’ll be begging for a piece of the action. =)
The Storybook Treasury of Dick and Jane
Wondrful classic early reader. Reporited for today’s very beginning readers.
*Frog and Toad (all of them are wonderful) by Arnold Lobel
This is really for ALL ages. Some of the best all-around books on this list. I honestly can’t imagine anyone, of any age, who wouldn’t love- and benefit from- these books.
The crew of Star Warts is off to explore the universe! Puns on Star Wars abound. These books have boys laughing till they fall off their seats.
He solves mysteries, eats pancakes, and is fun to read.
Little Bear by Elsa Holmelund Minarik
Classic easy-to-read stories.
Short, very easy-to-read detective books
One of the dinosaurs in the museum is alive, and decides to take a day off to play with Danny and his friends.
Charlotte’s Web by Olga and Aleksey Ivanov
The classic story retold for the earliest readers. The first is Wilbur finds a Friend, and the second is Wilbur’s Prize.
The Case of the Hungry Stranger by Crosby Bonsall
Someone ate the blueberry pie– but who?
A series of books about a boy and his Mastiff dog
Cam Jansen by David A. Adler
Girl detective books. Notice that some are “Young” Cam Jansen- thus for earlier readers. There are many, many Cam Jansen book. Young kids can get hooked. =)
Classic stories, very easy to read about a lady who misunderstands everything. Kids will love being in on the jokes when she “dresses” the chicken, “draws” the curtains, and “dusts” the living room!
About a pioneer girl, her pet chicken and their travels west.