What is a good book for a 4th grade girl.
She likes books like Ramona and Henry Huggins. Any sugestions??
here you go4th Grade Favorites:Adler, David. Mystery of the Stolen DiamondsAtwater, Richard. Mr. Poppers PenguinsAvi True Confessions of Charlotte DoyleBanks, Lynne Reid THE INDIAN IN THE CUPBOARDBellairs, John THE HOUSE WITH A CLOCK IN ITS WALLSBlume, Judy. SuperfudgeBlume, Judy. Tales of a Fourth Grade NothingBrewster, Hugh and Lauri Coulter. 882 1/2 Amazing Facts about the TitanicBrittain, Bill THE WISH GIVERBuck. Pearl The Big WaveBurnett, Frances THE SECRET GARDENByars, Betsy. Trouble RiverByars, Guy. Computer NutCatling, Patrick Skene. Chocolate TouchCleary, Beverly. Dear Mr. HenshawCleary, Beverly. Henry HugginsClements, Andrew. FrindleCoerr, Eleanor. Sadako and the Thousand Paper CranesCoville, Bruce. Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon HatcherCoville, Bruce. My Teacher is an AlienCurtis, Christopher Paul. Bud, Not BuddyCushman, Karen The Midwife’s ApprenticeCushman, Karen. The Ballad of Lucy WhippleDahl, Roald. James and the Giant PeachDahl, Roald. MatildaDeFelice, Cynthia WEASELEager, Edward. Half magicElish, Dan. Jason and the Baseball BearEllis, Deborah. The Breadwinner and its sequel Parvana’s JourneyFarmer, Nancy. A Girl Named DisasterFitzhugh, Louise. Harriet the SpyFleischman, Paul THE HALF-A-MOON INNFleischman, Sid. The Whipping BoyGardiner, John Reynolds. Stone FoxGeorge, Jean Craighead. Julie of the WolvesGeorge, Jean Craighead. My Side of the MountainGeorge, Jean Craighead. Summer of the FalconGilson, Jamie THIRTEEN WAYS TO SINK A SUBGilson, Jamie. Do Bananas Chew Gum?Goble, Paul The Girl Who Loved Wild HorsesGrahame, Kenneth THE RELUCTANT DRAGONHahn, Mary Downing. Dead man in Indian creekHall, Phillip. Roll of Thunder Hear My CryHamilton, Virginia. House of Dies DrearHoneycutt, Natalie. The all new Jonah TwistHorvath, Polly. Everything on a waffleHowe, James. BunniculaHunter, Bernice Thurman THAT SCATTERBRAIN BOOKYHutchins, H.J.THE THREE AND MANY WISHES OF JASON REIDIbbotson, Eve The Secret of Platform 13,.Karr, Kathleen. The Great Turkey WalkKellogg, Steven. Paddle-To-The-SeaKonigsburg, E. L. From the mixed up files of Mrs. Basil E. FrankweilerKorman This Can’t be Happening at MacDonald HallLawson, Robert. Ben and MeL’Engle, Madeline. A Wrinkle in TimeLewis, C.S THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE .Lowry, Lois. All about samLowry, Lois. Attaboy SamLowry, Lois. Number the StarsMacGregor – The Screech Owls hockey team seriesMacLachlan, Patricia. Sarah, Plain and TallManes, Stephen. Be a perfect person in just three daysMcSwigan, Marie. Snow TreasureMiles, Betty. Secret Life of the Underwear ChampMilne, A. A. Winnie the PoohMowat, Farley. Owls in the FamilyNaylor, Phyllis Reynolds ShilohO’Brien, Robert. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NimhO’Dell, Scott. Island of the Blue DolphinsOrlev, Uri. Island on Bird StreetPark, Barbara THE KID IN THE RED JACKETPaterson, Kathryn. Bridge to Terabithia.Paterson, Kathryn. The Great Gilly HopkinsPaulsen, Gary. The Tucket SeriesPeck, Robert Newton SOUPPeck, Robert Newton. Soup and mePilkey, Dav. The Adventures of Captain UnderpantsPinkwater, Daniel Manus. Fat Men From SpaceRandsome, Arthur The Fool of the World and the Flying ShipRice, Bebe Faas. The year the wolves cameRichler, Mordecia. Jacob two-two meets the hooded fangRoberts, Ken. Nothing WrightRoberts, Willo Davis The Girls with Silver EyesRobinson, Barbara THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER!Rockwell, Thomas. How to eat fried wormsRyan, Pam Munoz. Esperanza RisingRylant, Cynthia. Cobble Street Cousins seriesRylant, Cynthia. The Van Gogh CafeSachar, Louis. HolesSelden, George. The Cricket in Times SquareService, Pamela STINKER FROM SPACEShannon, George. Stories to Solve: Folktales from Around the WorldSmith, Doris Buchanan. A Taste of BlackberriesSmith, Robert Kimmel. Chocolate FeverSnyder Zilpha Kathy. The Egypt GameSobol, Donald J. Encyclopedia BrownSpeare, Elizabeth George. Sign of the BeaverSpeare, Elizabeth George. Witch of Blackbird PondStolz, Mary. Cat WalkWhite, E. B. Charlotte’s WebWilder, Laura Ingalls. Farmer BoyWilder, Laura Ingalls. Little House on the PrairieYolen, Jane The Mary Celeste: An Unsolved Mystery from HistoryYolen, Jane. The Devil’s Arithmetic
What are some good books for me, an 8th grade girl.
I am 13, almost 14, and I am wondering if anyone has suggestions for some good books for me to read. I have read Harry Potter and the Twilight series, which I loved. Actually, I have some suggestions if anyone else out there is looking for books like me, I loved the Lost Hero by Rick Riordan (I think thats how it…
Captain UnderpantsJudy BlumeBaby Sitters club
Can you name new cartoons and books for small children where the main character is a boy and is heroic….
…or at least competent and charming? It has to be a boy. It has to be fun and exciting but not violent. Not a boy animal or a boy and a girl. There are plenty with girls:Dora the ExplorerWord GirlAtomic BettyJane and the Dragonbut so far I’ve only found one for boys, Wild Kratz. Well, I’m…
Hmm this is a strange question really, considering the widely criticised gender imbalance in children’s literature.But since you’re looking, I guess it depends how young a child you want the book for. I’m guessing as you mention Dora the Explorer that you’re thinking somewhere 4-7 ish?Hmm well Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak is brilliant 🙂 It’s not new but it’s not tooo old.same goes for The Jolly Postman by Janet and Allan Ahlberg (adult male character but he’s very curious and functions as a lost child in the story)I don’t know if you will have heard of her but Margaret Mahy is an amazing children’s author who has a lot of stories with male characters in less obvious and predictable plot lines which is nice. There’s a full list on her wikipedia page but The Boy With Two Shadows is a good one with a male central character.The Best Loved Bear by Diana Noonan and The Blue Balloon by Mick Inkpen are also lovely books (although the Best Loved Bear isn’t really ‘exciting’ as such it’s just really cute 🙂 )If you’re looking for something less of a classic and more along the lines of Dora the Explorer though, Bob the Builder is an option :)Um for a slightly older boy 6-10 ish depending on their reading level, the Zac Power books by H.I. Larry are great. Zac is a kid spy and the books are exciting without being violent or too scary.Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey is always goodor Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney (more for a 10-12 year old I would say)(all recent series)Going older still, say 11-15 years old, I would highly highly recommend the Keys to the Kingdom series or the Children of the Red King series (which is now called the Charlie Bone series) which are both excellent and have unlikely, shy male heroes who ~discover their inner strength~ so to speak. (both recent) Or Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl is always good (although that one’s got more of a scary/creepy edge to it)Sorry I may have got a little carried away there with all of that but I hope something in there turns out to be the sort of book you are looking for 🙂
Why do you think girls read more than boys.
Studies have shown that girls read more than boys. Most book readers are girls. Not surprising that Romance is the number one genre. Boys and girls also tend to like different types of genres. Sci-fi and mystery/thriller are male dominated genres in the number of male writers and the number of male readers….
I’m not an expert or anything, but I think it has to do with a combination of factors. Probably, a big contributing factor is gender schemas. Kids learn at a young age what is “expected” of them based on their gender by what society tells them. Even if we don’t mean to, we encourage boys to be more physical, outgoing, and energetic, whereas we encourage girls to be more passive, docile, and serene. Therefore, if we tell boys they need to go out and do things that make them move around, why would they want to sit down and read a book? Even if it is filled with blood and gore and vampires (the kind that are actually scary, not the kind that sparkle).Also, the majority of books on bookshelves being marketed toward girls IS a contributing factor in why boys aren’t reading as much as girls. Again, it’s all about image. Boys see all these books in a bookstore about princesses, glitter, and other pink stuff, and they think that reading isn’t cool or reading is a girl thing (even if it is processed on a subconscious level). They are also less likely to find something that interests them, so of course they aren’t as likely to read. It’s kind of a vicious circle. Fewer boy readers = fewer books marketed to boys = fewer reading choices for boys = fewer boy readers.Finally, I don’t know if more authors are women, but I do know that Jo Rowling was told by her publisher to publish the Harry Potter series under the name J.K. Rowling because he didn’t think boys would read books by a woman author. The same can be said about S.E. Hinton, author of The Outsiders.
What are some good early chapter books for a 6 year old girl. (first grader).
My Daughter loves to read and her reading has just taken off this year. She now is starting to bridge over into easier chapter books. She has gone past most of the books we have at home for her and I am looking for some good books that she can be reading as well as some she can be growing into. she currently is…
First, keep in mind that many picture books are quite challenging, so there’s no need for her to move completely into chapter books unless that’s what she wants to do. My 7-year-old reads at probably a 3rd-4th grade level, and she still reads both picture books and chapter books. My 9-year-old also enjoys picture books as well.Some suggestions of chapter books… (I don’t know the reading levels on all of these, so you’d have to check, but they are age-appropriate.)Junie B. JonesMagic TreehouseA to Z MysteriesRainbow Magic FairiesNancy Drew Notebooks (I think that’s what it’s called.)Nancy Drew & the Clue CrewPicture books…Bink & GollieFancy NancyMercy Watson (This is actually a chapter book series, but they have lots of pictures.)Nate the GreatMagic SchoolbusEloise (may be too hard for her to read on her own)Dr. Seuss booksbooks by Mo Willems — some are very simple, but very fun to read. The “Elephant & Piggie” books and the ones with the pigeon are written like comics, so she can work on her expression as she reads.Chapter books that you can read together… (too hard for her to read on her own)Little House on the PrairieFunny FrankCharlotte’s WebThe Trumpet of the SwanDisney Fairy books (if she likes Tinkerbell)Captain UnderpantsThere are really so many great books out there. Just go to the library and start flipping through a few. I’ve heard my kids’ teachers tell them to read the first couple pages of a book and see how it feels. There should be a couple words they don’t know in the first page or two in order for it to be challenging enough, but if there are many more than that, they’re not quite ready to read it on their own.You can also use www.arbookfind.com to search for books at your daughter’s level or to see what level a book is.
books for 2nd gr read-a-louds.
Will be teaching 2nd grade and am compiling a list of books to read over the school year.
These are some popular second grade read alouds that are available from Scholastic (most of them):All about SamAmelia BedeliaAnansi and the Moss-Covered Rock by Eric KimmelBailey School KidsBailey’s WindowBar GeorgeBecause of Winn-DixieBFGBoxcar ChildrenBunniculaCam Jansen (series) – AdlerCaptain UnderpantsCatwings – LeGuinCatwings by Ursula Le GuinCharlie and the Chocolate FactoryCharlotte’s WebCricket in Times SquareDaggie Dogfoot and many other books by Dick King SmithDouble Trouble in Walla WallaDr. DoolittleEnid Blyton BooksFantasic Mr. Fox – DahlFreckle JuiceGooseberry ParkGrandpa’s TeethHelp I’m a prisoner in the libraryHerbie JonesHey! New Kid!Hooway for Wodney Wat!Horton Hatches the EggIn the Snow: Who’s Been Here?In the Woods: Who’s Been HereJames and the Giant PeachJulian booksJunie B. JonesJunie. B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly SchoolbusLittle House on the PrarieLittle WitchMagic TreehouseMagic Treehouse seriesMagnus PowermouseMartin’s MiceMarvin Redpost: Is he really a girl?Marvin Redpost: Why pick on me – Sachar (any of these)Mouse and the MotorcycleMr. Tanene’s TiesMrs. Piggle-WiggleMy Father’s DragonNo DavidNo Such ThingOld Black FlyOlga Da Polga by Michael BondOtisPuppy SisterRamonaRussel or Eliza books by J. HurwitzSamd and the TigersSecond Grade Friends – CohenSecret GardeSkinnybonesSpoffordStone FoxStowaway to the Mushroom PlanetStuart LittleSweet Dream Pie by Audrey WoodThe Cabin Faced WestThe Chocolate TouchThe Courage of Sarah NobleThe folk of the faraway treeThe King’s Equal by Katherine PatersonThe Magic Farawy TreeThe Sheep-PigThe T.F. LettersThe Talking Eggs by D. Sans SouciThe Time Warp TrioThe Trouble with Wishes by Susan Beth PfefferThe wishing chairThree Triple TrinsTornadoWhingdingdillyThis is a list I found of suggested books. However, these are new titles that I have not tried out.Primary Read Aloud List, 2005-2006Auch, Mary Jane and Herm Auch. Souperchicken. Holiday House. 2003.Crimi, Carolyn. Henry and the Buccaneer Bunnies. Candlewick Press. 2005.Greene, Rhonda Gowler. This is the Teacher. Dutton Children’s Books. 2004.Hopkinson, Deborah and Nancy Carpenter. Apples to Oregon: Being the Slightly True Narrative of How a Brave Pioneer Father Brought Apples, Peaches, Pears, Plums, Grapes, and Cherries (and Children) Across the Plains. Atheneum Books for Young Readers. 2004.Lester, Helen. Hurty Feelings. Houghton Mifflin Company. 2004.McKissack, Patricia. Precious and the Boo Hag. Atheneum Books. 2004.Newman, Lesleau. The Boy Who Cried Fabulous. Ten Speed Press. 2004.Orloff, Karen Laufman. I Wanna Iguana. G.P. Putnam’s Sons. 2004.Palatini, Margie. The Three Silly Billies. Simon and Schuster. 2005.Reynolds, Aaron. Chicks and Salsa. Bloomsbury Children’s Book. 2005.Rosoff, Meg and Sophie Blackall. Meet Wild Boars. Henry Holt and Company. 2005.Salley, Coleen. Why Epossumondas Has No Hair on His Tail. Harcourt, Inc. 2004.Intermediate Read Alouds, 2005-2006Balliett, Blue. Chasing Vermeer. Scholastic. 2004.Colfer, Eoin. The Eoin Colfer’s Legend of Spud Murphy. Hyperion Books for Children. 2004.Giff, Patricia Reilly. A House of Tailors. Random House Children. 2005.Hannigan, Katherine. Ida B. … and Her Plans to Maximize Fun, Avoid Disaster, and (Possibly) Save the World. HarperCollins Publishers. 2004.Moss, Marissa. Mighty Jackie: The Strike Out Queen. Simon and Shuster. 2004.Park, Linda Sue. Project Mulberry. Clarion Books. 2005.Ryan, Pam Munoz. Becoming Naomi Leon. Scholastic. 2004.St. George, Judith. So You Want to Be an Inventor? Philomel Books. 2002.Velde, Vivian Vande. Three Good Deeds. Harcourt. 2005.Yoo, Paula. Sixteen Years in Sixteen Seconds: The Sammy Lee Story. Lee and Low Books, Inc. 2005.
Why do you think the following books banned.
PLEASE LIST REASON FOR EACH IF YOU KNOW WHY”Harry Potter” (Series) (J.K. Rowling)”To Kill a Mockingbird” (Harper Lee)”The Color Purple” (Alice Walker)”The Outsiders” (S.E. Hinton)”Lord of the Flies” (William Golding)”Of Mice and Men” (John…
Some books are ‘banned’ simply since the public library has only so many dollars, and they have to prioritize what they ‘buy’.Or in reverse of that, you can go to the library and get a satanic bible, but you can’t get a genuine Bible. (what’s wrong with this picture?)
How do I get a 10 year old boy interested in more books.
My youngest brother barely reads. He claims that most of the books that he wants are only found for free in audio book form. Aside from the fact that our house is teeming with books and that there are plenty of people, including myself, who are willing to buy him whatever books he wants, his audio books claim is,…
Comic books and graphic novels are the gateway books to increased reading. For someone in 5th grade, these should be right up his ally. Just because there’s lots of pictures doesn’t mean that the reading he’s doing is any less valuable. From the comic books, he can transition to children and young adult novels when he’s ready. Or even books about his favourite movies and tv shows.Getting him interested in a series would be beneficial, as he will want to read all of the books.- Goosebumps- Harry Potter- Diary of a Wimpy Kid- The Oz Series- Captain Underpants- Clue mysteries- The Chronicles of Narnia- Animorphs- LEGO chapter books- Young Merlin Trilogy- Berenstain Bears big chapter books- Stuart LittleDon’t force him to read. Reading should be fun and recreational. He will get there in his own time.
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