Reading list for boys, grades 1-6. I love to find books that excite reluctant readers. The key is to find that magic intersection that marries your child’s just-right level with content that matches their interest and a layout that is visually appealing (small chunks of text broken by pictures, larger font size, etc.). Alas, this is a moving target. I have an actual person that I select these books for, my youngest son’s best friend’s older brother who is a 4th grader with my oldest. My mom friends have had success with these books for their reluctant boy readers and suggests you try them. If you want to purchase a book, click on the image of the book to buy at Amazon.com.
A quirky selection of books for budding artists of ages that includes picture book through young adult fiction. No book is actually instructional in nature, rather the list serves to stir the creative juices for reading and creating art!
I did a post a few days ago on Top 10: Best Old Fashioned Children’s Books based on the books that I loved as a child and my kids do too. This is the ugly stepsister version.
Top 100: Children’s Novels from School Library Journal, grades 3-8th, for 2010. Great classics that have stood the test of time plus newly released Newbery award winners.