Book Recommendations to Hook Children on Reading
Dog Man Series
Dog Man, the newest hero from the creator of Captain Underpants, is still learning a few tricks of the trade.
Petey the cat is out of the bag, and his criminal curiosity is taking the city by storm. Something fishy is going on! Can Dog Man unleash justice on this ruffian in time to save the city, or will Petey get away with the purr-fect crime?
It's the First Day of School... Forever!
"On the first day of school, Artie falls out of his bed and hits his head. Hard. He tells his mom he's dizzy and she says, "You're just worried about your first day in a new school."
At breakfast, his little brother, Eddie, splashes syrup in his hair, and there's no time to wash it. Artie has to go to school with syrup-hair. And then, on the way there, he gets splashed by a puddle that makes him look like he wet his pants. It's not just the first day of school; it's the worst day of school."
Charlie joe jackson Series
"Charlie Joe Jackson, the most reluctant reader ever born, made it his mission in the first book to get through middle school without reading a single book from cover to cover. Now he's back--and trying desperately to get straight As in order to avoid going to academic camp for the summer. To do this, he will have to betray his friend, lose the girl of his dreams, and end up acting in a school play about the inventor of paper towels. Charlie Joe's not exactly the "school play kind of guy," but desperate times call for desperate measures."
Other Recommended Reading
Meaningful Websites & Other Educational Resources
Guys Read - a web-based literacy program for boys founded by author and First National Ambassador of Young People’s Literature Jon Scieszka.
A Mighty Girl - the world's largest collection of books, toys and movies for smart, confident, and courageous girls.
Brain POP Jr. - a trusted learning resource supporting core and supplemental subjects, reaching millions of learners worldwide (grades K-3).
Brain POP - expanding learning tools, and helping kids create, construct, and collaborate as they explore their world (grades 3-8).
Ducksters - providing a fun and educational website with lots of interesting content. Our articles that are informative, easy to read, and interesting.
Ralph Fletcher - Writing doesn't have to be "boring nerd-work." Writing is about power; it's about fun; it's about spoofs, humor, sports, blood, farts, superheroes, giant monsters tearing down the city, and serious subjects, too. Ralph Fletcher, a guy writer himself and the author of forty-one books, discusses every tip needed to find the sweet spot in writing.