26 Books Similar Harry Potter

books for kids who like Harry Potter

If your kids are big Harry Potter fans like mine, here are 26 books similar to Harry Potter they'll also love and I highly recommend. Books Similar to Harry Potter 39 Clues by Rick Riordan Age Range (8-12 years) This series has about a billion books so if your kids like it, they'll be reading and reading and reading. There are also series within series but you'll figure it … [Read more...]

Motivate Kids with a Summer Reading Program

Summer joy, hammock - girl with a book resting on a hammock in the garden

Want to keep your kids reading over the summer? How about joining a summer reading program! Plan for a summer reading program (or two) because it helps motivate kids with reading incentives and provides accountability. Here are all your options: 1. Your Public Library Make this your first stop for summer reading. Most public libraries will be kicking their summer … [Read more...]

NEW Science Activity Book for Summer Learning

Dr. Mollie Cule Reboots the Robot Science for Summer

We found a fun science experiment book that is perfect for learning over summer vacation. ('Cause we don't want to see any summer slide around here.) It's Dr. Mollie Cule Reboots the Robot, Awesome Science Activities You Can Do at Home by Kendra Muntz, illustrated by Matt Carrington. Get it?-- "molecule"! Cute, right? Science Activity Book And it is cute with … [Read more...]

Wordless Picture Books Writing Prompt

Use Wordless Picture Books to Write Poetry

by Terri Thompson of Creative Family Fun Have you ever read a wordless picture book? They are so wonderful for many reasons: 1) Pre-readers can read a wordless picture book independently and 2) both readers and pre-readers can practice their storytelling skills. And, as we found out, wordless picture books provide a great springboard for writing poetry. Wordless Picture … [Read more...]

The LEGO Pigeon Builds a Story Contest

Pigeon LEGO Story Contest

If you are a 2nd - 5th grade student or classroom, love the Pigeon books by Mo Willems, and like to build with LEGOs, then you are going to love this totally cool contest. You could WIN a 2-foot LEGO brick Pigeon from LEGO® Education by retelling any Pigeon story with bricks! The LEGO  Pigeon Builds a Story Contest The LEGO Pigeon Builds a Story is a creative … [Read more...]

Hot Off the Presses Middle Grade Chapter Books

A little cute kid and large number of books

I loved all of these new and very good middle grade chapter books - from detectives to manicurists, fantasy to mystery - and I think you'll find something exciting for your child to read. :) Middle grade refers to the chapter books for children ages eight or nine to about twelve. (I've added a favorite YA - young adult - book, too.) Sparkle Spa: Purple Nails and Puppy … [Read more...]

Books for Kids Who Like Diary of a Wimpy Kid

books for kids who love Diary of a  Wimpy Kid

If your kids like the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books, you'll want find similiar books like Diary to keep them reading. So I've gathered a book list of books like Diary of a Wimpy Kid that are similar and just as appealing. Happy reading! Books for Kids Who Like Diary of a Wimpy Kid Big Nate by Lincoln Peirce Another funny book with a combo of text and comics that will crack … [Read more...]

Host a Book Club Book Wars Party

book wars

Make reading social by reading with your friends this spring. Host a book club where each person picks what to read-- then have a BOOK WARS party. Which book will win? (dunt-dunt-dah) Hosting a Book Wars Party 1.  Decide who to invite. (Group by interest, age or gender.) 2.  Select the first book, date, time and location. For this Book Wars meeting, each child picks a book … [Read more...]