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Saturday, November 21, 2020

Librarians Talk Children's Books: Children’s Books to Read as a Family

A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.”- C.S. Lewis

While it is very important to read to your child in the first five years it is also important to continue to build those literacy skills as a family even when your child starts reading independently. When your child sees you reading that lets them know that you value reading. As adults we need to let children know that reading is a life-long learning skill. This is why reading together as a family can be a positive influence and a fun activity for your child and if pick the right books fun for you too! Click here to watch the video.

Ashlee’s Picks:
Matilda by Roald Dahl (Kate Winslet audio version)
Midnight Gang by David Walliams
The Crossover by Kwame Alexander
The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place series by Maryrose Wood

Annika’s Picks:
Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren
The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill
The Great Good Thing by Roderick Townley

Alyssa’s Picks:
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
The Tale of Despereaux by Katie DiCamillo
Love Sugar Magic: A Dash of Trouble by Anna Meriano

Eric’s Picks:
The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
The Chronicles of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander
Bob by Wendy Mass and Rebecca Stead

Here is a list of books selected for E.B. White Read Aloud Award:

This award is given by ’The Association of Booksellers for Children’ to books that embody the read aloud standards set by children’s author E.B. White known for Charlotte’s Web and Stuart Little.