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Super Series Books for Grade Four Boys

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

ABC Canada Literacy Foundation has identified ‘three potential reading slump times that can hinder a child’s reading development. ‘ Grade four is one of those times. Grade four is just about the time that readers encounter longer chapters, smaller print and more complex vocabulary. We lose some readers in the transition. My two boys are nine and twelve – one loves to read and one loves to “do” so I know that…

Canadian Flyer Adventures Time Travel Series for Grade Two

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

The exciting Canadian Flyer Adventures time travel series for grade two has all the elements needed for success – action, adventure and fun. Generously illustrated, readers will be captivated while learning history Canadian Flyer Adventures series written by Frieda Wishinsky and illustrated by Dean Griffiths Time Travel Series published by Owlkids Books When young friends Emily and Matt climb a rickety spiral staircase, they discover an…

Mysteries, Humor and School Life for Reluctant Readers

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

Almost every time I make a Parent Ed presentation, someone asks for recommendations for the preteen crowd. Sometimes the request is very specific, “My daughter loves skating. Could you suggest a chapter book she might like?” Very often the request is for something, anything that a reluctant reader will enjoy. Lately, I’ve been kept busy by Ready Set, Learn presentations. I’ve not had much time for reading. When the…

Terrific Series For Middle Grade Readers – Chronicles of Ancient Darkness

Friday, September 9th, 2011

Need to find a new series for middle grade readers? Michelle Paver’s books: Wolf Brother , Spirit Walker and Soul Eater sat unread on my bookshelf for far too long. These days, they are rarely in my office. These are the first three titles in a terrific series for middle grade readers. I have loaned each of them to many, many kids and, without exception, the books are devoured and the series is completed. Wolf Brother is captivating, it…

Remembering Harry Potter’s Magic

Monday, August 13th, 2012

Storytime Standouts’ guest contributor takes another look at Harry Potter and the magic delivered in J.K. Rowling’s wonderful series. I am reading Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone to my oldest daughter this summer. I have read the series once after a friend, who has read it, literally, dozens of times, insisted that I could not put it off any longer; I had to read it. So I did. And I absolutely loved it. I’m not…

Meet Author Lisa Manzione

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Author Website Author Twitter account @BellaAndHarryGo Author Facebook page Book Series Website Tell us about your latest published children’s book. Who do you think should read it? What are you most proud of? The latest book published is Let’s Visit Maui!. The book series is perfectly suited for ages 5-10. I am most proud of the fact the series has been very well received by parents, librarians, teachers, but most of all, children!…

Anti Bullying

Monday, July 11th, 2011

Picture books, chapter books and novels can be a wonderful resource when parents and teachers want to explore bullying and conflct resolution themes with children. Whether a child is being bullied or is bullying another child, the involvement of an adult will help. We invite you to visit our page about anti bullying chapter books, graphic novels and novels. Interlined paper for beginning writers Also on this page Pink Shirt Day writing paper…

Fiction / Chapter Books

Saturday, November 6th, 2010

We are happy to provide an extensive directory of links to Book awards and publishers Sites for Booklovers Early literacy, Kindergarten and Parenting resources Fiction / chapter book authors Resources concerning Learning Challenges Picture Book Creators (authors and illustrators) This group of links introduces authors of junior fiction, middle years’ fiction and young adult fiction, commonly referred to as “chapter books.”…

Emergent Readers Captivated by Drama and Mystery

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

Check out this series for emergent readers I spent a fair amount of time in a dentist’s chair today and was reflecting on my recent experience with a grade one student. I’ve been working with him for a while. His older brothers have had some difficulty with reading so I spend half an hour, once a week with this youngster. Yesterday he read from the Oxford University Press Read at Home series. He is familiar with these books and knows the…

Tea, Chocolate Chip Cookies and Reading Aloud to Preteens

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

Summer holidays have come to an end. This morning I am reflecting on how we spent our summers in the past and especially the years we spent reading aloud to preteens. Often my summer days were filled with work, household chores and trying to keep my two sons reasonably happy. (Somehow the order of that list came out totally backwards!) My eldest boy has always been quite content reading and rereading books like Harry Potter. During the summer,…

Barnstormers’ Baseball, Will this Author Hit a Home Run Yet?

Monday, September 12th, 2011

Game 1 Barnstormers written by Phil Bildner and illustrated by Loren Long A while back, I had an opportunity to read and listen to the first book in a new historical fiction series for 7 -10 year olds. Game 1 (Barnstormers) introduces three siblings who travel with a barnstorming baseball team, The Travelin’ Nine. Set in 1899, the first book in the series leaves us with more questions than answers: we know the children’s father died…

Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride – Delightful Reading for 6 to 8 Year olds

Sunday, September 4th, 2011

Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride written by Kate DiCamillo and illustrated by Chris Van Dusen Chapter Book Series for Kindergarten to Grade 3 published by Candlewick Press What could be better than expertly buttered toast? Not much, especially if you are Mercy Watson. She loves hot buttered toast almost as much as she enjoys adventure. Author, Kate DiCamillo and illustrator, Chris Van Dusen have teamed up to create a delightful series of blue…

The Wave Walkers – This Series Will Draw Middle Grade Readers Like Pirates to Treasure

Friday, October 21st, 2011

The Wave Runners by Kai Meyer Teen fiction published by Egmont UK Ltd. The Wave Runner is the first book in an exciting, fantasy-adventure trilogy for middle grade readers. Mr. Meyer meshes an exotic Caribbean setting, dangerous, swash-buckling pirates and intriguing fantastical creatures to create an exciting tale. We follow the story of Jolly, a 14 year old polliwiggle (someone who can walk on water). Jolly could be the last surviving…

Three Cheers for Rick Riordan and The Lightning Thief

Saturday, October 22nd, 2011

A while back, I had the pleasure of speaking to a group of about 60 enthusiastic parents. Their children attend North Delta Parent Participation Preschool and I talked to them about ways to promote phonemic awareness, alphabet recognition and reading in general. One of the things I said was that even when we do everything “right” and lay a solid foundation for reading success, sometimes children just aren’t keen to read. Some…

Grade One Chapter Book: Being friends is better than being famous

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

When my boys first ventured into reading grade one chapter books, they were delighted to discover Frog and Toad by Arnold Lobel. Featuring a wonderful friendship and many happy adventures, the Frog and Toad series has been a favourite with young readers for decades. James Howe’s latest book, Houndlsey and Catina is very reminiscent of the Frog and Toad series. Howe is famous for Bunnicula (Today Vegetables… Tomorrow the World)….

Grade Two Chapter Book – Why Nate is Really Great

Sunday, August 28th, 2011

When looking for a special grade two chapter book, you can’t go wrong with Nate the Great Nate the Great written by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat and illustrated by Marc Simont Published by Yearling Nate likes pancakes and syrup almost as much as he enjoys solving a perplexing mystery. Nate and his canine sidekick, Sludge, are called upon to solve all sorts of cases; locating lost paintings, disappearing dogs and, in one case, a missing key….

A Special Gem – Houndsley and Catina and the Quiet Time

Sunday, October 30th, 2011

Houndsley and Catina and the Quiet Time written by James Howe and illustrated by Marie-Louise Gay Chapter book series for kindergarten – grade three published by Candlewick Press When Houndsley and Catina are unexpectedly snowed in, Houndsley is quite happy to relax and enjoy The Quiet Time. Catina is not nearly as content. She has things to do and places to go. Eventually the two settle in and spend an enjoyable day playing board games,…

A Middle Grade Teacher’s To Be Read List

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

It’s been a while since I did a top ten list of….well, anything. So, here’s what is on my To be Read list this year. Mostly for school, but I love reading middle grade and young adult fiction even if it’s just for me. So here it goes: Hook’s Revenge by Heidi Schulz Middle grade fiction published by Disney-Hyperion I’ve already started this funny tale about the Captain Hook’s thirteen year old daughter,…

Journey of a Reluctant Reader…Small Steps

Saturday, December 10th, 2011

We found another book this week and once again, I found myself being thankful for sequels. My reluctant reader, Johnny decided to give Small Steps by Louios Sachar a try this week. Knowing that he loved Holes enough to read it twice made it an easy suggestion. He easily agreed to give it a try. I find that even as an adult, I love books that connect and carry on. When you really love a book, chances are you really love the characters. When you…

Grade Two Chapter Books – Mermaids Everywhere

Friday, September 9th, 2011

The long weekend meant travel for our family. It was a perfect opportunity for me to check out a number of new titles for young readers. I chose to read six books intended for children who are between the ages of six and nine and are reading grade two chapter books. At this reading level, we find many series for newly independent readers to enjoy. Most grade two chapter books are generously illustrated. Series like Mermaid Rock and Mermaid…

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