I had no idea that today is Roald Dahl Day! But I found this gem online from Philip Ardagh. Click here for a link to his blog.
Usually I am one to tout the book over the movie, but in the case of How to Train Your Dragon, it was a toss up. I loved both. It’s hard to choose because both are so different and yet each are well done. The iPhone/iPad/iPod ebook app is a well done synopsis of the movie and great as a “book on tape” for reluctant readers.
Whew! The kids are back in school! The first month of school is typically a time to assess and review from last year. What does this mean for math?
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.
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.
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.
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!
They say that history is written by the victor. In the case of the Native Americans, I would say that while the victors may allow the Native Americans a voice, but they certainly get a better distribution deal. And it’s strange that we, who grow up in the United States, and even study history in college know so little about the Native American heritage.