"Nonfiction can be really interesting when you get to choose what to read."We know that kids are more motivated to read when they get to choose their book. So why not harness this interest as we encourage kids to read nonfiction? Librarians are excellent resources. We scour the field for interesting, informative books that are clearly written, well designed and filled with excellent illustrations. We understand both reading levels and children's interests.
Baseball season is getting under way. Kids are playing, going to games, and following their favorite pro teams. This image (below) captures for me the essence of baseball as our national pastime -- little kids going to games with their dads. So why not engage kids by offering a range of interesting books all about baseball?
|Boys of Summer, via debaird, Flickr|
Here's our batting line-up for Common Core IRL: In Real Libraries:
- beginning readers (grades K-2) -- The Show Me Librarian
- read aloud picture books (grades K-3) -- Kid Lit Frenzy
- middle grade readers (grades 3-4) -- Great Kid Books
- older middle grade readers (grades 5-6) -- The Nonfiction Detectives
©2014 Mary Ann Scheuer, Great Kid Books