Wednesday Blurb: Reading Magicians, and more

Happy Wednesday, all! There is a lot of stuff coming up in the next two weeks, so I am trying to share a little bit now and save a little bit for later.

easy reader memeFirst up, Sarah Neal will be hosting the I Can Read carnival this month at In Need of Chocolate. She hasn’t officially opened the carnival, but she’s given us a hint at her contribution: she just reviewed It’s Best To Leave a Snake Alone by Allam Fowler, part of the Rookie Read-About Science series. You’ll find Sarah’s review and 25 other suggestions in this week’s Nonfiction Monday Roundup at Abby the Librarian blog.

As you know, we make a weekly trip to the library. While the girls are off searching the card catalog or sitting in the children’s area (such that it is), I can be found perusing the stacks for “identical twins” (two copies of the same book). I usually pick two or three short chapter books that look interesting, and set them down by the girls. Invariably, they pick up the book and instantly decide thumbs up or thumbs down based on the number and size of the illustrations. They’ll say “yes” to a thicker book with lots of illustrations; and “no” to a thin book with few images. What’s a Mom to do?

Well, yesterday’s Bookworm Basics post at Booklights looks at that very subject. The post covers three questions that can help you find the “magic” book that will spark a love of reading in your child. This weekend I discovered that for whatever reason, last week’s post published but didn’t go “live.” Now that’s fixed and you can read last week’s post about reading partners.

2 responses to “Wednesday Blurb: Reading Magicians, and more

  1. Great articles! I really do think it's such a cool idea to have a reading partner, especially when you're a kid. Heck, I want a reading partner now! It's always hard when you're in the middle of a book and you want to discuss it with someone, but you can't. I think that's part of what made the Harry Potter books so fun, because you'd always be able to find someone reading the new book, too.

    1. I'm probably the only person who hasn't read Harry Potter, but your point on why kids need "popular" books hit home. The more we can get kids to "talk up" books the more they'll go looking to read them. I'd love a reading partner, too!

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