Posts Tagged ‘reluctant readers’

Have we talked about the Geisel Awards yet?

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

So, I think I’ve managed to neglect mentioning the Geisel Awards up to this point.  What a grievous oversight.  Anyone with a new reader needs to know about this award “given annually the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished American book for beginning readers.”

The days of Dick and Jane are gone my friends.  As this article says, boring beginning reader books are so yesterday.  Today’s readers are funny and engaging.  Kids actually want to read them!

Toon books are in a graphic novel (read: comic book) format and are great place to start for boys and reluctant readers.

Many parents are already familiar with Mo Willems and his fantastic picture books like the Pigeon and Knuffle Bunny series.  But those same parents are often unfamiliar with Mo’s hilarious beginning reader Elephant and Piggie series.  Mo also has a new series about Cat the Cat.  Don’t be fooled by the traditional picture book look of these books, they’re intended for beginning readers as well.

And if you haven’t introduced your new reader to the Fly Guy series by Tedd Arnold, you’re both missing out!  When a fly on the hunt for something tasty and slimy to eat crosses paths with a boy named Buzz who’s looking for a smart pet for The Amazing Pet Show, a beautiful friendship is born.  And of course, hilarity ensues.

Also worth a mention are the Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa series, Ling and Ting: Not Exactly the Same, and the Annie and Snowball series.  And check out our list of Geisel Award winners and honor books.

Star Wars Mania!

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

Who doesn’t love Star Wars?  Luckily, we’ve got your Star Wars reading needs covered, with a few visual guides and even a drawing book or two thrown in for good measure.   These books are guaranteed to entrance even the most reluctant reader.

And don’t forget to sign up for our super special Star Wars at the Library program!

More Star Wars books for kids!

Comic Relief

Friday, August 28th, 2009

Need some comic relief? Try these!

Or check out our full collection of graphic novels for kids. Warning: These books might attract adults!

Best Books for Boys

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

Check out our full list of Suggested Books for Boys or browse Adventure Stories, Funny Stories, Non-Fiction, Realistic Fiction & Sports Stories.

From Book to Big Screen

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

Read the book, then watch the movie!

What’s your favorite book-to-movie pairing? Tell us by commenting below!

Become a Star!

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

The PomPom peeps have starred in their own movie, and you can too! Learn how at our Starring You! Movie Maker event.

In the meantime, check out these behind-the-scenes books on movie making.

Want to join the Summer Reading Program? Simply stop in or go online beginning June 11th. Read books, win prizes, and be creative!