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Look out for our weekly updates soon. Connect with us Jump to navigation "Best of" Lists "Best of" lists Get age-appropriate ideas and inspiration for every interest: Poll Did this specific Top Picks list help you decide to do any of the following? Let your child watch/play/read/listen to a particular media title 40% (510 votes) NOT let your child watch/play/read/listen to a particular media title 13% (169 votes) Buy, rent, or download a particular media title 23% (292 votes) Did not impact my decision 23% (294 votes) Total votes: 1265 About our rating system ON: Content is age-appropriate for kids this age.PAUSE: Know your child; some content may not be right for some kids.OFF: Not age-appropriate for kids this age.NOT FOR KIDS: Not appropriate for kids of any age. Find out more Learning ratings Share this List FavoriteSign In or Sign Up to add favorites. Wheelers Books. Reluctant Readers: The Hidden Reader.

Peta Jinnath Andersen is an Online Consultant for Walker Books Australia.

Reluctant Readers: The Hidden Reader

Her absolute, forever-and-ever-and-ever favourite children’s books are Guess How Much I Love You, A Bit Lost, Howl’s Moving Castle, A Wrinkle in Time, A Monster Calls and Winnie-the-Pooh. Hidden readers are perhaps the most frustrating of reluctant readers – they are often skilled, imaginative and engaged. They’re comfortable with reading, often at a high level, but feel pressured to keep their reading secret. The pressure can be real or imagined. The majority of reluctant readers are boys – some of whom are particularly sensitive to societal pressure. It’s difficult to deal with a hidden reader. Generally speaking, working with hidden readers requires us to acknowledge two key things: 1.

(Note: because hidden readers are reacting to something, emphasising the idea of the individual and not giving in to peer pressure are key.) There are, at heart, two main camps in handling hidden readers: 1. Great books for all reluctant readers. Chapter Books. Ages 6-9 | Grades 1-3 The Adventures of Daniel Boom, AKA Loud Boy #1: Sound Off by By D.J.

Chapter Books

Steinberg | Illustrated by Brian Smith Ages 6-8 | Grades 1-3 In this first adventure, Daniel Boom is the new kid in town with no volume control on his voice, but he discovers an even bigger problem: the evil Kid-Rid Corporation has silenced the entire world! Daniel taps into his inner superhero to become Loud Boy, along with his new pals who have bad habits (aka superpowers) of their own. Watch the Daniel Boom book trailer here! Bones and the Big Yellow Mystery #1 by David A.

Mr. Dinkin Dings by Guy Bass, illustrated by Pete Williamson Ages 6-8 | Grades 1-3 Dinkin Dings is afraid of everything. EllRay Jakes is Not a Chicken by Sally Warner Ages 7-9 | Grades 2-4 Eight-year-old EllRay Jakes is sick of getting picked on. This humorous and true-to-life story kicks off the EllRay Jakes series, which is just right for boys (and girls!) Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Secret Pitch by Donald J.

By John R. Choosing Books For Reluctant Readers. Your child knows how to read but prefers to do anything rather than pick up a book.

Choosing Books For Reluctant Readers

How do you entice them to start reading? Often it can be as simple as finding that one perfect book. A cover grabs their attention and they pick the book up to look at the picture more closely. They start to flick through the pages and look at the illustrations, building their idea of what the book is about. It looks like it might be interesting. But how do you find suitable books for reluctant readers? What does the book look like?

People say that you should never judge a book by its cover, but, the fact is, children often do. Visual appeal underneath the cover is also important when choosing books for reluctant readers. The best books for reluctant readers have simple sentences with straightforward vocabulary. What is the story about? Choose books for reluctant readers with a fast-paced, compelling plot where the story captivates from page one and keeps your child turning the pages from beginning to end.