Friday, July 15, 2011

I Don't Know What To Read

Your daughter knits her brows, crosses her arms and declares “Well -- I don’t know what to read” as you diligently “encourage” (otherwise known as “nagging” in children's circles) her to work towards the summer reading prize. You stammer as you “haven’t the foggiest” how to respond to that classic yet stout juvenile repartee.

But splutter no more as here are two convenient, online Readers Advisory resources available to you and your family:

Novelist K-8 Plus: offers reading suggestions by genre, awards, series, author, age groups, and keyword-searches (Central Park library card required)

Recommendations by the Youth Services staff (by age/grade, genre, award winners and popular topics)

Your child may also be interested in these very popular, children's chapter book series:

Children of the Lamp

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Geronimo Stilton


How to Train Your Dragon

Judy Moody

Magic Tree House

Percy Jackson and the Olympians

Rainbow Magic

A Series of Unfortunate Events

Secrets of Droon

39 Clues

~ posted by ac