End of the Cuddle Years?
An article in the Wall Street Journal this Spring stated:
23% of parents of children ages 6 to 17 stopped reading to their children before age 9, often citing their child’s independent reading.
40% of children ages 6 to 11 said they didn’t want their parents to stop reading aloud to them.
What Makes A Hero?
Brad Meltzer has written a series of books for young readers exploring how ordinary people change the world.
Kirkland Public Library now has six of these books in our collection and all are delightful biographies. Our shelves include I am Abraham Lincoln, I am Amelia Earhart, I am Rosie Parks, I am Jackie Robinson, I am Martin Luther King, Jr., and I am Helen Keller. These books inspire kids to dream big, one great role model at a time.
Kirkland Public Library is now offering Scholastic’s Banches – a unique line of books specifically designed for newly independent readers who are ready to make the exciting leap from leveled readers, but not quite prepared for a traditional chapter book.
Branches books bridge the gap between leveled readers and traditional chapter books.
All Branches books are Common Core-ready and include:
Plenty of context clues
Purposeful illustrations that aid reading comprehension
Time Magazine’s All-Time Favorite Books for Young Readers
Top 10 Young Adult Books
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
Harry Potter (series)
The Book Thief
A Wrinkle in Time
The Phantom Tollboth
. . . and 15 more
Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret
To Kill a Mockingbird
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
Anne of Green Gables (series)
The Chronicles of Narnia (series)
The Golden Compass
The Diary of a Young Girl
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweller
Looking for Alaska
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Little House on the Prairie (series)
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
The Once and Future King (series)
Top 10 Children’s Books
Where the Wild Things Are
The Snowy Day
Blueberries for Sal
Little Bear (series)
The Giving Tree
The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs
Where the Sidewalk Ends
. . . and 15 more
Harold and the Purple Crayon
Make Way for Ducklings
Frog and Toad (series)
Click, Clack, Moo
The Store of Ferdinand
Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!
I Want My Hat Back
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible,
No Good, Very Bad Day