By Janet Pinto, Chief Academic Officer, Curriki
Why aren’t kids reading more today? Are they too busy with their electronic gadgets and games? National Reading Day (Friday, January 23) is an annual event which encourages reading by younger children and is celebrated in thousands of schools all around the United States.
Brenda St. John Brown, author of Swimming to Tokyo, writes engaging stories that she hopes will inspire young adults to read! She recently wrote a great post with some practical tips and advice on getting reluctant readers to read. Definitely worth checking out!
Here are some ideas to encourage reading (we’ve included books for all age groups here):
- Great book suggestions for all ages, interests, and genders from StorySnoops
- 50 Of The Best Kids’ Books Published In The Last 25 Years from Huffington Post Parents
- NPR’s List of 2014’s Great Reads for Kids
- Suggested authors (preK through grade 3), from National Reading Day
- Suggested titles (preK through grade 3), from National Reading Day
- Teen Book Lists and Children Book Lists from GoodReads
- Or browse Curriki to find free books (here are just a few of many choices available):
So many books, so little time! If you have a book suggestion, please share it with our community.