These are the winners to the Australian Children’s Book Council for 2010 in the categories of Older Readers, Younger Readers, Early Childhood, Picture Book of the Year, and Eve Pownall Award for Information Book of the Year. For a complete list of winners including the books that won an Honorable Mention, please see TrevorCairney’s blog.
I believe that all it takes to create a reader is the right book. Finding that tale is the trick. So how do you pick books that will hook reluctant readers? Each child is different, with very particular tastes. Nevertheless, here are some key elements that engage child readers, along with some suggested titles …
This is from FunKidsLive. It looked like a great book series for reluctant boy readers. NERDS (which stands for National Espionage, Rescue and Defense Society) is a new book series by Michael Buckley.
“College kids, here are ten apps to help you be smarter and more efficient with your studies so there’s more time for dollar drafts, creating the next Facebook, three dollar tequila shots or whatever it is you do for fun.”
The thought of a child dying brings overwhelming emotion to any parent. But for those who have actually experience the unbearable loss of a child, Randy Gilbert, the guest author of her post, suggests two helpful ideas:
Don’t try to rush the grief journey. Let it be in your own time. Everyone is different and grieves in his or her own way.
Find what works for you.
The Booktrust Early Years award shortlist was announced late last week. For great picture book that you’ve never heard off, please check out this list … makes great gifts for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers!
I’ve seen it time and again: the more you practice these 7 Habits, the more productive and efficient you become, the more you’re able to handle whatever comes your way, and the more things fall into place in your life. Many of these habits are about taking excellent care of yourself, so you can continue to take excellent care of your children and family.
Capability:Mom’s kids are big fans of Percy Jackson as is my eldest so I thought I’d speed through the book, review it and pass it on. I read about a page when said eldest noticed the book and appropriated it for herself. Three days later she pronounced the book even better than the Percy Jackson series which is a huge compliment because she sped through the Percy Jackson series in a matter of weeks.
There is a lot of talk on the internet in the Reluctant Reader arena that graphic novels are a legitimate vehicle for literacy. I, for one, agree! Graphic novels tell stories both through images and words. If this gets a Reluctant Reader excited to read more, what is not to like?