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Books for Reluctant Readers - Middle Grades (Ages 8-12/13)

A few weeks ago, a mother who reads my blog sent me a message through my contact me page and asked if I could do a blog post about good books for an 11-year-old reluctant reader (male). 1,722 more words

Non-Review Posts

Reading Fun that Makes Children Laugh!

Kids love to giggle, and they love to be silly! So why not harness that and get in some reading time, too?

Riddle Rhymes by D.J. 126 more words

Children's Literature

"Comics! Great to have in your classroom for reluctant readers!"

Quite often teachers are advised to have a selection of comics and graphic novels in their classrooms as a way to hook reluctant readers. To an extent it is true… those who are reluctant to read because they find the act of reading difficult may be attracted to the idea that there is less text to wade through. 480 more words

Graphic Novels

Lots of new Breezy Reads

When the South Pacific books representative brought her boxes of new books to choose from, I asked some students to choose easy books they’d like to read. 63 more words


The Tyler Factor...Why Our Reading Challenges Matter Most!

You know this kid.  He’s the one that showed up in your classroom, absolutely HATING reading.  We all know this kid…we’ve all had these kids in our classes.   851 more words

Dead End In Norvelt


I’ve been reading some dull stuff recently and I needed a break. I needed some FUN! I needed some MAGIC! I needed some EXCITEMENT! And I got it all in THE SECRET MOUNTAIN by Tom Percival. 723 more words

Children's Books