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?
Blame this on a late night iPad binge blog reading session, chortling late into the night reading Go Fug Yourself but I have discovered the inner snark in myself and have applied it to a new and puzzling board book called My Foodie ABC: A Little Gourmet’s Guide by Puck.
Ever After Ever was one of the books that I read twice in quick succession and cried through each reading. It’s hard to find a book that makes you laugh and makes you cry simultaneously but this book manages to do both.
“All StoryBoy sales proceeds benefit the Children’s Cancer Foundation. An uplifting story that is a wonderful way to introduce a serious illness to kids and to teach them to always keep laughing.”
I found this great site, GreatSchools.org , with extensive reading lists specific to each grade. If your child is finishing up their summer reading and still needs a book or two, this is a great resource.
You can eliminate the singing torture for both you and your child by using the Math Karaoke app from Rega Interactive. Why? Because my kids actually LOVE singing the math fact tables into the app and then playing them back.
I found this pair of posts on some great blogs and the dicotomy of boys versus girls made me want to post them both. I have not read all these books, but these lists make me want to! Thank you MustLoveBooks and ConsumedByBooks!