Gritty and realistic to the end, this chapter book ends in a satisfying yet unexpected way where winning is based on luck and skill, good guys don’t necessarily finish first, and losers are the ultimate winners.
Is the luck of the Irish a gift from the gods or the result of hard work? Chapter book Beyond Lucky explores this idea with a soccer coming of age story.
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We came up with three more little boy book club ideas using advanced picture books and non fiction picture books to teach our boys about micro loans, Ancient Egypt and helping endangered animals.
I’m continuing my search for books that my 3rd grade reluctant reader friend who likes funny will read. He’s a very sporty kid but his mom says his favorite sport is hockey and she hasn’t had luck finding any books on this sport. There are plenty of baseball and basketball books, and he plays those sports and more, but she thinks that if I can find hockey, he’ll read them happily. I’m excited to get him reading so I searched and found these books.
Judity Wallerstein’s The Good Marriage: How and Why Love Lasts offers a blueprint to a strong marriage. More book recommendations about marriage from The Empty Nest.
The Massachusetts Book Award list has great chapter books that include Newbery winners with a range of books from 3rd grade through 8th grade.
My 6th grader is in need of more chapter books, particularly chapter book series in the adventure/fantasy and realistic fiction genres. I’ve picked books for her and I’ll report back on which ones she wants me to buy.
My Mom Friend Julie’s son, a third grader, is a reluctant reader. Though he’s a sporty kid, he doesn’t the usual sporty book fare. He’s loved the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series but he finished the series. It’s my job to find him more books that he will actually read without a fight. Here goes …