Books Like Diary of a Wimpy Kid
I think that when a chapter book series is different and successful such thatnit creates its own mini genre that this is only a good thing. Just like Harry Potter which broke publishing notions that kids won’t read very, very thick books, Diary of a Wimpy Kid series also got kids wildly excited to read. And though the lead character is a boy, girls were also reading this series in droves. Read more…
Best Books for 6th Grade by My 6th Grade Daughter
You have no idea how difficult it was for me to pull this list from my eldest. I have been chasing her down for over a month, trying flattery:
“Can I please get your Top 10 chapter books of the year? You know your posts are some of my most popular posts!” Read more…
Beryl Markham is Real Life Pippi Longstocking
What if the characters in a chapter book are …
1/3 Pippi Longstocking
1/3 Caddie Woodlawn (minus mom and siblings)
1/3 Amelia Earhart/Elizabeth Cady Stanton/Fearless Women in History. Read more…
Best Chapter Books for 4th Grade by my 4th Grade Daughter
To get my middle daughter to write this post, I had to do two things:
1) Plug her blog called Picky Kid Pix in which she reviews the few items in her life that make her cut.
2) Just type exactly what she says.
These are her words, not mine:
I think that every chapter book is boring in the beginning. Maybe the second or third chapter is when it starts getting good. Just keep reading.
This is her advice to any kids who read these books, or any chapter book in general. Read more…
Best Young Adult and Children’s Books of 2012
Here are the rest of the 2012 Children’s and Young Adult book awards…”The American Library Association (ALA) today announced the top books, video and audiobooks for children and young adults – including the Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Newbery and Printz awards – at its Midwinter Meeting in Dallas.” Read more…