We all want our kids to be bookworms, but sometimes getting them to finish a book can feel more like a chore than a hobby. If this is the case for your first or second grader, try sharing one of these adventure-filled, high-interest titles. They're made to not only capture kids' attention, but to hold it. Some of them are graphic novels, others are picture books, and still others are early chapter books — all of which, of course, get your child reading!
The reading skills your child develops now are the foundation for success throughout the rest of elementary school and beyond. Sometimes, reluctant readers simply get overwhelmed and frustrated by diving into titles beyond their level, so captivating them with simpler yet still exciting reads is the best way to keep them glued to the pages.
As a result, they'll build their reading skills and transform into an avid, happy reader before your eyes. When they're ready, check out more of our editors' selections for the best books for kids ages 6 to 7.
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