One of the best things about reading, especially as a child, is “visiting” places you’ve never been before (and sometimes places that don’t even exist!). It’s like an instant vacation. You can travel around the world without ever leaving the spot you’re sitting—an amazing experience, when you really think about it, and invaluable for people who may not otherwise be able to physically travel to far-away cities or countries. Continue Reading
In last week’s blog post, we featured some of our favorite monster books to read before Halloween. But we didn’t want to forget about our older, more independent readers—so this week’s post is about great Halloween books for middle readers!
When kids find books they really like, it’s a big deal, especially if the kids in question aren’t super enthusiastic readers. Parents, relatives, and friends of middle readers often come to us and ask, “My child just read _____ and loved it. Do you know of anything else like it?”
On the other side of the coin, sometimes people come in asking for good books for middle readers, and one of the first questions we always ask is, “What has he/she read recently that he/she liked?” Continue Reading