In my opinion, books are the best accessory.
I love when parents write to me asking for advice about books to read…
Here’s two I found interesting and enjoyed answering:
One parent emailed this:
“I need book/author recommendations for my son, reading age around 10 or 11 I believe. I have had enough of him reading Wimpy kid over and over again. We have Michael Morpurgo and Roald Dahl books already, would like to know about other recommendations…”
Here was my reply:
I’ve blogged with book suggestions before, so will include links below but will tell you authors here:
1. Find: Patrick Carman for him- he’ll like the Floors series.
2. Find him Tom Angleberger’s book, he’ll love Origami Yoda series.
3. Find him John Flanagan- perhaps he’ll enjoy Ranger’s Apprentice– some students LOVE it.
4. If he’s dying for silly try Andy Griffiths- sometimes his books are really RUDE but kids love them- I like the 26 story treehouse, etc- sort of looks like Diary of a Wimpy kid too… Those might be a good start.
5. Morris Gleitzman is a good one as well. I love Toad Rage. And I will also include the other blog posts below that might be interesting for you to glance at for book inspiration for a family read, etc.
–Some of these are a little girly but most are terrific- books for kids who need to move beyond graphic novels: http://thestylinglibrarian.com/2013/06/28/styling-librarian-book-recommendations-for-graphic-novel-fans-needing-to-explore-other-books/
–If you like this book then try these ones… book list recommendations: http://thestylinglibrarian.com/2013/05/10/styling-librarian-recommendation-bookmarks/
–Favorite flawed characters, some of my favorite family read alouds in this post: http://thestylinglibrarian.com/2014/04/17/styling-librarian-favorite-flawed-characters-top-20-book-recommendations-realistic-fiction/
Another mom wrote to me to get some suggestions for her daughter.
She said she really liked the book, “House of a million pets,” and “Gooseberry Park.”
Here’s my thoughts on further authors to visit and enjoy:
1. Cynthia Rylant- I love her picture books but her novels should be terrific…
2. Judy Cox- Love her novels,
3. Avi- Dimwood Forest in case fantasy is a different spin,
4. Bill Wallace- LOVE his animal fiction series, they make me laugh…. classic story that might be a special family one-
5. Eleanor Estes- I’m fond of Pinky Pye and others… Let me know if you want more…
About Pull up a chair, it’s a Saturday Book Share: I’ve had many books I review that I just want to feature. Simple and easy, celebrate a new book encounter. So that’s what Saturday Book Share is about for me, celebrating books! Perhaps some days I’ll share the book with a short reading of a portion. Or perhaps other days I’ll just share a glimpse of the book.
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