Monday, January 21, 2013

What Kids Like To Read

Victoria Krol
by Victoria Krol

Children’s books are very popular today. Have you ever asked a child what they like to read?

Well, now you get to know! I am a really good reader. I like reading The Harry Potter series. My friend, Eva, likes reading The Fairy Books by Daisy Meadows.

Instead of being lazy on rainy days by watching TV, I will read a story. Whenever I have free time in class, I’ll get my books out and read. I can block out noise. A couple of times, the teacher is talking and I’m not paying attention because I’m reading. (OOPS).

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Eva’s friend, Josie, also likes reading The Fairy Books by Daisy Meadows.

My friends, Jack and Henry, like reading The Berenstain Bears.

Parents, when you go to the library let your child pick a book above their reading level.

Eva and Jose
That’s why I’m so good at reading.

“I read chapter books and Harry Potter,” says Sam, my brother. Sam and I used to like to read Captain Underpants but not anymore.

Also, parents, remember to read to your children. My Dad used to read to us and now we read to him. My dad is reading us The Hobbit now.

Sam
Now that I have finished The Harry Potter books, I decided to read something not as scary like Ivy & Bean and several American Girl books.

Reading is very important and it helps you learn and it’s one of the subjects you need to get into Kindergarten. Reading helps you with everything.

And that’s my take on children’s books.

These are my suggestions for books you can let your kids read. I’ve read all of these and they are very good. (Well, I am not quite done yet with the stuff at the end of the list but hope to be by summer.)

Preschool 
Elmo and Grover books by various authors, illustrated by various.
Sesame Street books by Sesame Street Library, illustrated by Joe Matthieu.
Mickey Mouse/ Disney books by various authors, illustrated by various.
The Barn Yard Dance by author and illustrator Sandra Boynton.
Hippos GO BESERK by author and illustrator Sandra Boynton.
Pajama Time by author and illustrator Sandra Boynton.
My Personal Penguin by author and illustrator Sandra Boynton.

K-2nd grades
Tinkerbell stories by various authors.
The Berenstain Bears by author and illustrators Jan & Stan Berenstain.
Dora and Diego books by various authors.
Care Bears stories by various authors.
Junie B Jones Series by Barbara Park, illustrated by Denise Blunkus
Marvin Redpost Series by Louis Sachar, illustrated by Barbara Sullivan.
Amelia Bedelia Series by Herman Parish, illustrated by Lynn Sweat.
The Fairy Books by Daisy Meadows, illustrated by various.

3-4th grades
Little House on the Prairie 1-7 by Laura Ingalls Wilder, illustrated by Garth Williams.
Black Beauty by Anna Sewell, illustrated by Lucy Kemp and others.
The American Girl Series by various authors, illustrated by various.
Goosebumps by Roald Dahl, illustrated by Tim Jacobus.
Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis, illustrated by Pauline Baynes.
Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White, illustrated by Garth Williams.
Stuart Little by E. B. White, illustrated by Garth Williams.

5-6th grades
Anne of Green Gables 1-8 by Lucy M. Montgomery.
Harry Potter Books 1-7 by J. K. Rowling, illustrated by Mary Grandpré.
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott, illustrated by Henry C. Pitz.
The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkein.
Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain, illustrated by Norman Rockwell.
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The staff at Pen & Ink Blogpost would like to thank Victoria Krol for her post.
Victoria is currently writing and illustrating her own trilogy.

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43 comments:

  1. Thank you for the great recommendations. I see some of my own favorites on the list. I look forward to reading Victoria’s trilogy some day!

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  2. Thank you for the suggestions, Victoria.

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    1. You are welcome! Tori

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  3. Well done, Victoria. Congratulations on your debut post. You are on your way to being an accomplished writer. You worked very hard on this and we couldn't be prouder. Love your Editor- aka Mom. (Hilde)

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  4. Great post, Victoria! Your illustrations look wonderful, too! I wish I could draw. :)
    My daughter is in 2nd grade and she loves those fairy books, too. Thankfully there seems to be a zillion of them!

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    1. Yeah, there are a zillion of them. Judith, my friend, has almost all of them.

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  5. Hi Victoria! We LOVE your book suggestions and our dad just finished reading The Hobbit to us too! We have awesome dads don't we? Molly wants to recommend 'James and the Giant Peach'. We are HUGE Roald Dahl fans and read his books over and over again. We are excited to read your suggestions and we're even more excited to read your trilogy! We miss you! Love, your old pals Molly and Maggie

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    1. I miss you so much! Your old pal,TORI

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    2. I am now in the very end of 4th grade and i have now read and seen James and the Giant peach!Tori ,i miss you

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  6. Thanks, Tori. I will be sending some of these to Ella, my granddaughter. I'd never heard of the Daisy Meadows books. great post. PS we like a lot of the same books.

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  7. Thanks for sharing your suggestions! I like many of the same books, but have a special place in my heart for the Junie B. books. They're so funny!

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    1. Thank you!!!!!!!!!! YOU ARE THE BEST!

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  8. I really enjoyed reading your article Victoria. I'm so proud of you.
    Maestra Prado

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  9. What a great article! thanks for sharing it with everyone!
    JO Funk

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  10. Tori, there are some terrific suggestions here for Tommy. He's just getting into the Harry Potter series now. I remember loving the "Little House on the Prairie" series. Thanks for sharing all your favorites. It was a fun read!

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    1. OMG! Tommy's reading HP?! SO COOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  11. This is a treasure trove of information dear to an author's heart! Wonderful post and certainly worth the reading. Gorgeous child!

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  12. Nicely done, Victoria. I'd love to send you a copy of my book just for the heck of it and because I liked your post so much. Have your parents email me at laurisawhitereyes at yahoo dot com and I'll send you The Rock of Ivanore. Don't worry. Everyone at Pen & Ink know who I am. :)

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    1. Is the book a chapter book? I love chapter books. Please send it. My mommy will email you. She says you are very nice. Thank you. Victoria

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  13. I saw several of my favorites on the list, and it's nice to see the classics included. Thanks for the great post, Victoria!

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    1. You are welcome. My mom always suggests books and I love them after I read them. I am reading Ivy and Bean now and lots of other things. Thank you. Victoria

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  14. What a great post, thank you! The Marvin Redpost books are new to me, I've just ordered them for my son. Great recommendation!

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  15. I agree with everyone above! What a great post! Many of the books on your list are some of my personal favorites!

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  16. Wow, go Victoria! My daughter loves Harry Potter too. I can't wait to show her your list and your writing project-hopefully you will inspire her.

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    1. THANK YOU! I am GLAD you liked my blog!!!

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  17. Victoria, thanks for this great post!

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  18. Thanks for the wonderful suggestions Victoria - great job on the post!

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    1. Thank you. I'm glad you liked it!

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  19. Bravo Victoria,
    Thanks for your enthusiasm on a subject near & dear to my heart. Keep reading - it'll continue to feed your soul & fiull your heart.

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    1. Thank you. It's like an early Valentine.

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  20. Great advice to parents about letting their child choose a book above their reading level. I loved Little House. If you loved Black Beauty, have you read The Black Stallion? I still love that series.

    Thanks for your post, Victoria.

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    1. No, I haven't read The Black Stallion yet, but my mom says it's great. I plan to read it.

      You're welcome.

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  21. Are you enjoying the Ivy and Bean books? I want to give them a try, but haven't made it to that section of the library yet (I work in a library so really I have no excuse). Thanks for your post!

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    1. I've only read Book Two, but I like it. My friend Eva is going to let me borrow Book One.

      You're welcome.

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