The Truth As Told by Mason Buttle

The Truth As Told By Mason Buttle

This gem was handed to me by a wonderful librarian this winter. The story has depth, so I would recommend it for 5-8 graders. However, the book level is lower for our struggling readers (BL 2.7) but is a solid chapter book at 333 pages.   The first thing that makes this book so incredible…

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Great Graphic Novel Picks

A girl is smiling

Graphic novels Lori – really?  I’m sure there are a few of you who shake your heads at the idea.  And honestly, so did I until recently, but here’s what I’ve learned.  Graphic novels (comic books in MY day) have come a long way and can be an easier option for those reluctant readers out…

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Adventure/Fantasy Book List For 9-14 Year Olds

A boy is smiling

Dyslexic students are looking for books that “start right away”.  They need the action at the beginning instead of two chapters of backstory before things get started.  Here are some adventure books that include something “extra” – could be magic or monsters, superheros or talking animals.  If the story is fast paced enough, it’s worth…

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Booklist For Animal Loving Readers

A girl is lying on a dog

One of our Success stories is Sarah and her love of animals was the hook when it came to getting her to jump into chapter books.  The following titles are ones she has loved as a 3rd/4th grader or that I would recommend for that age.  The action is pretty quick and there is a…

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What is Interactive Reading and Why is it Important?

A lady teacher is teaching students under a tree

When I was a kid, we had one choice if you wanted a story. You read it – out of a book.  Since I was lucky, I had a mom who read to us alot as kids and used all different voices to make it more interesting.  When reading The Chronicles of Narnia, she whispered…

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