Numerous studies show that kids who do not read or read a small amount during the summer have reading abilities that decline or plateau. This can have an extremely negative effect on a child’s education when they get older and have more advanced schooling.
With all the fun activities going on that threaten to take away from your child’s desire to read, it can be hard to find books that will pique their interest. A list of new children’s books from commonsensemedia.com may help you inspire your child to read. Below are our favorite picks from the list.
The Magic Hat Shop by Sonja Wimmer
This book tells the story of a magical hat shop that suddenly appears in the middle of a town, transforming the lives of the people around it. Upon wearing a hat from the shop, a person finds their best self.
Grand Canyon by Jason ChinThis highly educational book is about a father and daughter visiting the Grand Canyon. It features historical facts about the park, as well as explaining the geological process. If your little one is an outdoor enthusiast, this book is a great pick.
This Is How We Do It: One Day in the Lives of Seven Kids from Around the World by Matt LamotheThis culturally rich book goes through the lives of seven different children who live around the globe. It explains a normal day for each child and gives the reader numerous cultural differences and national flavors.
Dad and the DinosaurThis is a great story about a boy and his stuffed dinosaur. The boy feels brave and courageous when with his dinosaur, but then one day he loses it and becomes fearful and shy. His father helps him find it and along the way they conquer his fear together.
I am (Not) Scared by Anna KangIn this cute picture book for young children, two bears conquer the fear of going on a rollercoaster together and have a great time. This book is light, funny, and relatable.
Hank the Cowdog Series by John R. EricksonA book about a dog who lives on a ranch who finds himself in trouble quite frequently. This is a fun light read for kids 7 and up featuring lots of humor and drama.
Fish Girl by Donna Jo NapoliThis short novel depicts a mermaid's life in captivity, and her attempt to escape. Explained as a “Gorgeous Graphic Novel”, this book is great for young readers 10 and up.
Getting your child to advance their reading skills is very important, and hopefully, these new recommendations will help motivate them! There are an infinite amount of other interesting books to read as well that will help your child get on the right path to achieving the Reading Bug Program goals and winning great prizes! If you have any other suggestions for parents looking for great books their child can read, comment below!