I am a book lover. As a kid, we had no TV in our house. We would go to the library every week in the summer, and I would check out 20 books a week. I have taught 2nd grade for 4 years and Kindergarten for 2 years. Now I teach K-5, 1st grade, and 2nd grade phonics and reading at our little school. Reading is my educational priority. It is a passion of mine to make sure that kids are excellent readers and that they love reading. Reading is the doorway to be an excellent student and to getting a great degree and job one day.
In my opinion, the best way to get kids to love reading books is to provide fun, well-written books for books. Because of this, I love going to thrift stores and finding old books that I loved to read as a girl that are now out of print. Some people have called me a book hoarder. I also have two books that show the best children’s books for each age level.
When I was asked to review and give my honest opinion of 101 Books to Read Before You Grow Up By Bianca Schulze, I was very eager to do so. I just received the book, and I loved it! It is a colorful book that has 1-2 pages per book discussed. On these two pages, it has a brief summary of the book, shows the age level, the genre, publisher, publication date, and page count of the book. On each page, there is also a little interesting tidbit called, “Did You Know?” about the author or the book. At the bottom of the page, there is an area the child can fill in where they check off that they read the book, they can rate it 1-5 stars, write what their favorite character is, and then a line where they can add a note. I also LOVE that they give more recommendations of books that are similar to the book that is on that page; so if a child likes that book, they can be encouraged to read more books that they are sure to like. Take a look at what two pages in the book look like:
Here’s a picture I took of two pages:
As my daughters and I looked through the book, we had fun seeing which books they had already read; which ones they loved, and which ones were not their favorites. It was also interesting to see books that we had not read yet. I am choosing 4 chapter books a month for my 6th grader and 4th grader to read that they have not read yet. I am going to choose some of the books recommended in this book in the future months.
Here are the books that are included in this book:
Here is a great quote from the author:
There are so many amazing books to be discovered and read—and far too many to list in one fun book. The 101 awesome books contained in these pages have one collective message: Be kind, be brave, and make good choices. Remember the struggles of those that came before you and those who will come after you. Be true to yourself, and with every page you turn, live your life like an epic adventure.”
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