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Know What Your Child Is Reading

Not every book is right for every child. Children mature at different rates. They have different interests, reading abilities and life experiences. Librarians, while glad to share their expertise, believe that decisions about what materials are suitable for particular children should be made by the people who know them best - their parents or guardians. The American Library Association offers the following tips to help parents guide their children's reading and library use: 

  1. Allow your kids to explore the public library and remember that children and teens are naturally attracted to materials intended for them. They are generally not attracted to materials that are too advanced for their reading or maturity levels. 
  2. Provide clear guidelines for your children. Let them know there are subjects or areas that you prefer be off limits and explain why. 
  3. Get to know your public and school librarians. Librarians know best what is in their collections and are experts at selecting materials for children of varying ages, interests and abilities. 
  4. Introduce your children to the librarian and encourage them to seek hisher guidance. The American Library Association and many local libraries publish helpful lists of award-winning children's books and other guides to good reading for children from babies to teens. 
  5. Have a special shelf at home for library materials and take time to familiarize yourself with them. Review all reading lists sent home by classroom teachers. If you have questions or concerns, feel free to discuss them with the librarian or teacher. He or she may be able to provide an alternative for your child. 
  6. Talk with your children about what they are reading. This will give you insight into their special interests and concerns. If you feel a book or other item is inappropriate, take the opportunity to express your concerns in a nonjudgmental way. 
  7. Remember that reading is not the same thing as doing. Many young people seek information from libraries that they are embarrassed or are afraid to ask an adult. A factual book, unlike hearsay from friends, can ease their fears or may keep them safe from harm. 
  8. Learn more about how to evaluate children's books. Most libraries provide books and brochures with guidelines about what is appropriate and appealing to various ages. Read book reviews and review materials yourself to determine if they are appropriate for your child. 


Good Books For Kids: A Good Place To Start
 

Every child's life should be filled with books-at home, at school, in the library-to share with a parent or caregiver, to read, to learn from, and to enjoy. The following list, prepared by the Association for Library Service to Children(ALSC)/Association of Booksellers for Children (ABC) Joint Committee some of the best, most fun and most inspiring books available today for children. 
Ask your librarian or bookseller for more good books like these. 
 
For more good books, videotapes, recordings and other children's resources recommended by the Association for Library Service to Children, click here. 

Ages 6-8

Allard, Harry and James Marshall MISS NELSON IS MISSING 
Cameron, Ann STORIES JULIAN TELLS 
Cleary, Beverly RAMONA books 
Cole, Joanna and Bruce Degen MAGIC SCHOOL BUS series 
Cooney, Barbara MISS RUMPHIUS 
Flournoy, Valerie and Jerry Pinkney THE PATCHWORK QUILT 
Fox, Mem WILFRID GORDON Mc DONALD PARTRIDGE 
Gardiner, John R. STONE FOX 
Hoffman, Mary and Caroline Binch AMAZING GRACE 
Lobel, Arnold FROG AND TOAD series 
Parish, Peggy AMELIA BEDELIA 
Steptoe, John MUFARO'S BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTERS 
Van Allsburg, Chris JUMANJI 
White, E.B. and Garth Williams CHARLOTTE'S WEB 
Wilder, Laura Ingalls LITTLE HOUSE series 

Ages 9-12

Alexander, Lloyd PRYDAIN CHRONICLES 
Atwater, Richard MR. POPPER'S PENGUINS 
Babbitt, Natalie TUCK EVERLASTING 
Banks, Lynne Reid THE INDIAN IN THE CUPBOARD 
Blume, Judy ARE YOU THERE, GOD? IT'S ME, MARGARET 
Burnett, Frances Hodgson THE SECRET GARDEN  
Coerr, Eleanor SADAKO AND THE THOUSAND PAPER CRANES 
Cooper, Susan THE DARK IS RISING 
Freedman, Russell ELEANOR ROOSEVELT 
George, Jean Craighead JULIE OF THE WOLVES  
Juster, Norton THE PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH 
L'Engle, Madeleine A WRINKLE IN TIME  
Lowry, Lois NUMBER THE STARS 
MacLachlan, Patricia SARAH PLAIN AND TALL  
Taylor, Mildred ROLL OF THUNDER, HEAR MY CRY  

Ages 12-14

Avi NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH 
Avi THE TRUE CONFESSIONS OF CHARLOTTE DOYLE 
Cole, Brock THE GOATS 
Cormier, Robert THE CHOCOLATE WAR 
Frank, Anne THE DIARY OF A YOUNG GIRL  
Jacques, Brian REDWALL series 
Lee, Harper TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD  
Magorian, Michelle GOODNIGHT, MR. TOM 
Myers, Walter Dean FALLEN ANGELS 
Myers, Walter Dean FALLEN ANGELS 
Paterson, Katherine JACOB HAVE I LOVED  
Paulsen, Gary HATCHET 
Salinger, J.D. THE CATCHER IN THE RYE  
Staples, Suzanne SHABANU  
Tolkien, J.R.R. THE HOBBIT  

All Ages

Aesop AESOP'S FABLES 
Andersen, Hans Christian HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN'S FAIRY TALES 
Anno, Mitsumasa ANNO'S JOURNEY 
Cohn, Amy, ed. FROM SEA TO SHINING SEA: A TREASURY OF FOLKLORE AND FOLK SONGS 
D'Aulaire, Ingri and Edgar P. D'AULAIRES' BOOK OF GREEK MYTHS 
Durell, Ann, ed. THE DIANE GOODE BOOK OF AMERICAN FOLK TALES & SONGS 
Hamilton, Virginia THE PEOPLE COULD FLY 
Kennedy, X.J. TALKING LIKE THE RAIN 
Macaulay, David THE WAY THINGS WORK 
Milne, A.A. WINNIE THE POOH 
Prelutsky, Jack THE NEW KID ON THE BLOCK 
Prelutsky, Jack RANDOM HOUSE BOOK OF POETRY FOR CHILDREN 
Robinson, Barbara THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER 
Silverstein, Shel WHERE THE SIDEWALK ENDS  
Singer, Isaac Bashevis ZLATEH THE GOAT AND OTHER STORIES 

 

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