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1 How to Choose a Good Book

2 Tips for Choosing Good Books Find out what kind of books interest your child. Involve the child in choosing a book. Ask your child’s teacher for book suggestions. Read book reviews. Observe your child’s reaction to the book.

3 Read the information on the back cover of book. Consult list of recommended books (www.kidsource.com) For beginning readers, choose books with repeating patterns. Visit libraries and bookstores with your child. Read a portion of the book before checking it out or buying it. Don’t rely solely on the cover.

4 Using the Internet Using the internet is another method that parents and their children can use to choosing books. The internet offers various websites and links that introduce new and exciting titles for lovers of reading. www.barnesandnoble.com www.kidsource.com www.amazon.com/childrensbooks www.scholastic.com www.allaboutbooks.com

5 What Does This Book Have to Offer? Activities Games Mystery Real Situations Color Sheets Spelling Patterns Rhyming Words Educational Information

6 Other Reading Activities Subscribe to newsletters Ask other readers about popular authors Make a game out of your book titles Write a silly story (The Case of the Fourth Grade Superhero) Ask other readers about different and/or popular book series

7 Baby to Preschool Book Titles On the Day You Were Born by Debra Frasier Carl Goes Shopping by Alexandra Day Corduroy by Don Freeman No More Diapers by Bonnie F. Wind The Foot Book: Dr. Seuss’s Wacky Book of Opposites by D. Seuss

8 Ages 4 to 8 Book Titles Backyard Bugs by Robin Kittrell Laughlin Dazzle the Dinosaur by Mark Pfister Just Me & My Dad by Mercer Mayer Stellaluna by Janell Cannon The New Baby by Mercer Mayer

9 Ages 9 to 12 Book Titles The Harry Potter Series The Junie B. Jones Series The Boxcar Children A Wind in the Door by Madeleine L’Engle Hatchet by Gary Paulsen A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

10 Olympic Training Winter is the time for ______ skating! I love to put my ______ on my ______ and skate on the frozen pond near my house. Every year, I’m the ______ skater on the pond. So this year I decided to try out for the Olympics. Training has been tough! Early every morning, I hear my alarm _____. I ______ out of bed to go to practice at the rink. I skate _____ for at least ten miles. I’ve also been trying to stay healthy by eating lots of ______. Usually after a workout I’m _____, so I eat a(n) _____. When I do that at the dinner table, I get _____ looks from my sister! If I win the _____ medal, you’ll see me on the cover of _____magazine. I’ll be more famous than _____. But of course, fame will never cause me to _____ all my close friends!

11 Questions?? PARENT INFORMATION & RESOURCE CENTER Vonetta Parham, Parent Educator vonettaparham@bellsouth.net (706) 554-7213 ext.27 Shilo Robinson, Programs Director shilorobinson@bellsouth.net (706) 554-7213 ext.24


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