- 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!
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http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/notalists/ncb Notable Children's Books; grouped by age
http://ucanr.edu/sites/ReadytoSucceed/Book_Lists/ by topics for young children
http://kindercraze.com/best-leveled-books-scholastic-reading-club/ leveled books for young children
help in setting up a library with the right books for that child; learning style; book recommendations; parent guides
http://ucanr.edu/sites/ReadytoSucceed/TypesofBooks/ for young children