Friday, March 11, 2016

Raising Lifelong Readers: A Children's Reading Guide By Interest


If we want our children to have a lifelong love affair with books, we have to do more than just put books in their hands. We have to give them the right books; they need stories that capture their hearts and minds. 

I've created a reading guide by children's interest. Not all of the books are meaty when it comes to word count. Remember the idea is to get kids interested in good books that pique whatever they're into. For the kids who loves to cook (or eat), a cookbook might be just the right book.  

The books in the guide are divided into picture books and chapter books. That's intentional. There are many picture books meant for older children and many chapter books that make wonderful read alouds for littler people. 

I'd love for this guide to be a work in-progress. If you have suggestions, please add them in the comments.  

"The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can not read them." Mark Twain

THE BOOK GUIDE BY CHILDREN'S INTEREST

The Curious Soul Who’s Naturally Naughty

Chapter books


The Lego Builder, Puzzle Do-er, Problem-Solving Child

Chapter books


The Child Who Loves Playing Dolls or House

Chapter books


The Explorer Who Can’t Sit Still

Chapter books


The Transportation-Minded Child
Chapter books


Books Everyone Will Love

Chapter books

3 comments:

  1. Oh wow, I have a LOT of construction books to recommend -- hard to go wrong with "Good Night, Good Night, Construction Site." The Berenstain bears are also popular here (mainly the older ones, at least in Mommy's view). For truly little ones, "Barnyard Dance!" is great, especially if you read it in manic tones. "Make Way for Ducklings" is a classic. I guess most of these are geared younger than your kids, of course...although I can see chapter books in our future!

    - K.

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  2. PS - This is probably annoyingly pedantic & I'm not sure if you care, but Richard Scarry's name has two R's. :)

    - K.

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  3. I do care, but more importantly - Richard Scarry probably does too. Thanks!

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