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What Kids Want in Books and How Teachers Can Encourage Reading

Discover the kinds of books kids choose to read for fun, plus get book lists and resources for teachers



Grades

1–2 , 3–5 , 6–8 , 9–12

The State of Children and Reading

The fifth edition of the Kids & Family Reading Report™, a national survey of children ages 6–17 and their parents that was released in January 2015, found that:

  • Half of all children (51%) ages 6–17 are currently reading a book for fun, and another one in five (20%) has just finished one
  • Both children (54%) and parents (71%) say strong reading skills are among the most important skills children should have, yet the frequency of reading a book for fun is on the decline

Learn more about the key findings of the Kids & Family Reading Report and open a world of possible for your young readers with the book lists and teaching resources below.

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SCHOL BOOKFILES: HOLES BY LOUIS SACHAR

by Monique Vescia

Grades

3–5, 6–8, 9–12

Guided Reading Level

Not Available

Books | Individual Titles | Paperback Book
Starting at: $4.99

The Extraordinary Mark Twain (According to Susy)

by Edwin Fotheringham , Barbara Kerley

Grades

1–2, 3–5

Guided Reading Level

U

Books | Individual Titles | Paperback Book
Starting at: $10.95

Greek Myth Plays

by Carol Pugliano

Grades

3-5

Guided Reading Level

Not Available

Books | Individual Titles | Activity Book
Starting at: $11.99

The Best Poems Ever

by Various

Grades

6-8

Guided Reading Level

X

Books | Individual Titles | Paperback Book
Starting at: $4.99

Hooray for Reading Day!

by Arthur Howard , Margery Cuyler

Grades

PreK–K, 1–2

Guided Reading Level

Not Available

Books | Individual Titles | Paperback Book
Starting at: $5.50

Guys Read: Funny Business

by Adam Rex , Jon Scieszka

Grades

3-5

Guided Reading Level

T

Books | Individual Titles | Paperback Book
Starting at: $6.95
My Scholastic

Susan Cheyney

GRADES: 1-2
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