My experiences as a creative person, tutor of children, and teacher of creative writing

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Choosing the Right Book - Lists and Guides

Here are some great resources to help you find just the right book for your child. Remember that one of your greatest resources is your librarian. They can be a great help in directing you books your child will love.
  • Know your child's interests and how they read*
  • Bring your child with you and allow them to help choose the books
  • Allow plenty of time to choose books
  • Choose several books so that if he doesn't like one, he can try another. 
  • Remember pictures books read quickly; get several
  • Even older children can enjoy good picture books
  • Try a mix - stories and non-fiction books on that topic
  • Allow time to read their new books to them soon.
  • If you can't stand a story, try a substitute. Your child will sense when you don't like something, so be honest and work it out. I never could get into "Captain Underpants", but "Commander Toad" books were fun. Find something you can enjoy together.
  • Have Fun!
Gives Grade Level
Find and level books by searching the Book Wizard database of more than 50,000 children’s books. Instantly get a book's Guided Reading, Lexile® Measure, DRA, or Grade Level reading level.

Book Lists
gives grade level, guided reading level, genre, and summary of plot
click on "Expand Product Details" for more information  Notable Children's Books; grouped by age

Parents Helps
help in setting up a library with the right books for that child; learning style; book recommendations; parent guides