To create the next generation of strong, independent readers, you’ll need a little help from parents. That’s why it’s so important to give parents the tools and tips they need to promote literacy at home, especially if their child is reading below grade level. One easy way to do this is by giving parents book recommendations throughout the year.

Looking for books your reluctant readers will love to read? Motivate them with these high-interest titles.

Parent-teacher night, monthly newsletters, or take-home materials are a great way to stay connected with parents and empower them with the resources they need to help their kids achieve reading success. To get started, here are 5 titles from our Acorn and Branches imprints that we think are perfect for kids to start reading at home.  

Branches
Perfect for newly independent readers, these books from our Branches imprint will help your students make the exciting leap from leveled reading to traditional chapter books. 

Boris on the Move!
Your students will love meeting Boris, who lives with his mom and dad in a van that once traveled the world. In Boris on the Move!, young readers will set out on an adventure with their new friend that’s both unexpected and unforgettable.

Haggis and Tank Unleashed #1: All Paws on Deck
Filled with clever wordplay and homophones to make reading more fun, Haggis and Tank Unleashed #1: All Paws on Deck is the perfect book to bridge the literacy gap between home and school. In this canine pirate adventure, your early readers will join in the search for buried treasure.

Princess Pink and The Land of Fake-Believe: Moldylocks and the Three Beards
Young readers will love traveling to the Land of Fake-Believe to help Princess Pink save Moldylocks from the Three Beards. With engaging illustrations and easy-to-read text, this hilarious fractured fairy tale will be a new favorite for parents and children.

Acorn
These books from our Acorn line will not only boost reading confidence and fluency in early readers, they’ll instill a lifelong love of reading, too.

Do You Like My Bike
In this tale of friendship, young readers in grades PreK–2 will love Hedgehog just as much as Hedgehog loves his new bike.

Sparkly New Friends
In Sparkly New Friends, your students will witness how Unicorn and Yeti become fast friends over their shared love of hot chocolate with rainbow sprinkles, even though they’re different in so many ways.

Books from our Acorn and Branches series aren’t only great for reading at home, they’re perfect for lining the shelves of your classroom library. With free classroom activities, guides for teachers and parents, and tips for nurturing strong, independent readers, these series are a great teaching tool to promote literacy inside and outside your classroom. 

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