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…
Favorite Books for Middle School from Middle School Kids
Once your child can read Harry Potter, the entire universe of books opens up, but what is age appropriate? I have handed my oldest chapter books that were Newbery Award winners, on the thin side, and with decent size type only to find them a tad too old for her based on content. I have a tendency to steer what I call “Grapes of Wrath” realism to middle school; I think these books are fine for 4th or 5th grade as a classroom assignment because the teacher provides context, but reading for pleasure should be … a pleasure. Read more…