Blog Posts Worth Posting About: Children’s Books Daily

One of my favourite blogs is Megan Daley’s Children’s Books Daily. Megan must be one of the most dynamic, innovative and enthusiastic librarians in the whole world. Inspiring too. I never miss a post and I learn stuff all the time. childrens books daily

Today’s post, Books for Early Independent Readers , subtitled “My Child is Reading Chapter Books and I Can’t Find ANYTHING for Them To Read” was about reading options for keen readers who are ready to move beyond chapter books.

The book recommendations and tips are worth a read alone (so you should take the hint and go as soon as you finish reading this post) but what reached out to me was the last three paragraphs – a discussion of the difference role of classroom readers and self-selected library books – and the importance of both.

I immediately wanted to cut and paste this everywhere but there’s a law against that (and so there should be) – instead here’s an allowable snippet:

Books borrowed from a library or purchased from a bookstore are self-selected, recreational reads and are how young people develop an emotional attachment to reading and develop lifelong reading habits. 

You’ll find the rest of the post here. Go now.

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