Books for Kids Who Don’t Love to Read
Katie here. Let me tell you about a struggle I had with my kids. This started with my oldest child when she was in elementary. It was a time of trying to convince her to read books. I read to her since she was an infant and she liked to look at books but I was trying to get her to like those short chapter books for kids. I believe that it is so important for kids to have a solid reading foundation at that age. But she just could care less, she didn’t really want to do any reading. Her teachers wanted her to read 20 minutes each night so, I got her so many books from the library and it didn’t matter. All those cute easy readers didn’t interest her at all. One day we were looking for a book and she comes up with a graphic novel. And I was like, there’s no chapters. This isn’t much reading. Blah, blah, blah.
But I let her get a few and she. devoured. them. She read as many graphic novels as she could. And I realized something really important as her mom, I had to learn that she wasn’t going to fit the mold of what I thought she should be or do, but that she was really just her own person. I could embrace her love of graphic novels or keep trying to shove Magic Tree house and Nate the Great books at her.
Some of you may think this is a weird issue for me to have. But I received a degree in English Lit. I love books, and I love all that you can learn from books. So it was a bit hard for me to be ok that my kids didn’t feel the same way about some of the books I love. But, we’re all ok now and she eventually started to read books with more words 🙂
My kids love reading. They love to reread books too. Once we find series that they love I start buying them for them. New books make great Christmas, Valentine’s, and Easter presents and they last longer than candy 😉
When I was a kid I thought it was so exciting to order a book from the Scholastic fliers they send home every month. My kids love scanning them too to see new additions to series they love. I let them order one book per school year. Because even though I like Scholastic it’s definitely not the cheapest way to get books.
Our local library has a book sale every so often and the kids love that. I do too because it’s often fill a bag for a buck! We also find books at yard sales. Now that my oldest is 12 she checks out a lot of ebooks on the Overdrive app for free with her library card. And now she does read chapter books. She loved the Goosebump books and read the FearStreet novels now.
I guess I really wanted to share with you that it’s so important to love our kids they way they are. To encourage them in the good choices they are making and to share something you love with them. And to foster a love of reading in them. Share with them some of your favorites and read to them sometimes even when they are 12. Reading can influence the way you view the world. It can broaden and deepen your understanding and develops empathy.
If you have a non reader or a kid struggling to enjoy books here are some series that my kids love.
Order HERE —-> My Weird School Daze (12 Book Series)
Order HERE —-> Ivy and Bean
Order HERE —-> Junie B Jones
Order HERE —-> Stink
Order HERE —-> The Bad Guys Box Set: Books 1-5
Order HERE —-> Dog Man: The Epic Collection
Order HERE —-> The Adventures of Ook and Gluk, Kung-Fu Cavemen
Order HERE —-> Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Order HERE —-> Captain Underpants
Order HERE —-> The Judy Moody Uber-Awesome Collection
Order HERE —-> The Zita the Spacegirl Trilogy
Order HERE —-> The Dork Diaries
Order HERE —-> Lunch Lady 10 Book Paperback Collection
Order HERE —-> Babymouse
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