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Classics Suggested Reading

Easy Reader Classics

This charming series features classic stories from beloved children's novels rewritten in a simple style. Now even the youngest readers can enjoy many of the world's favorite tales. Favorites include: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Jungle Book, Treasure Island, and more.
Ages: 5 to 7

Classic Starts
For those who are a little older and more advanced in their reading skills, the Classic Starts series presents classic tales in easy to understand, short stories.
Ages: 7 to 9

Illustrated Classics Series
Illlustrated by Robert Ingpen, this beautiful series of illustrated classics will delight young readers and parents alike. From all-time favorites to seasonal stories like A Night Before Christmas, this series will continue to delight for years to come.
Ages: 10+
 

 
 
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June 10, 2011

Summer Reading

The long, peaceful days of summer provide lots of opportunities to read. Why not create a family reading chart and see how many books your family can enjoy before the summer’s end? This activity not only encourages reading, it can be a great lesson in graphing.

To create a simple chart, put the name of each family member along the bottom of a poster board. Each time a member of the family finishes reading a book, he or she writes its title on a sticky note and puts the note above his or her name. (Children not yet old enough to read by themselves can have a parent or older sibling make a sticky note for stories that are read aloud.)

Take moments through the summer to talk about the family’s progress. Ask questions like, “Who has read the most books? How many more books has Mom read than Dad? How many books have we all read together?”

Set a family goal and have a celebration—a pizza party, a trip to the local bookstore, or a day in the park—when you reach it.

 


 
  

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