Six Tips to Choose Children’s Books for a Reluctant Novice Reader

Have you noticed a lack of interest for books in your kids? Are you trying to inculcate good habit of reading nevertheless? Then introducing some suitable children’s books may spark his curiosity and enthusiasm to read books. Though children may struggle with words as novice readers, the right type of children’s books may turn them into lifelong avid readers. If your child is blessed with marvelous books at a younger age, he is more likely to continue a journey of reading in later years. Here are some tips that can help you choose appropriate books for your kid.

1. Consider the reading level

Choose a book for your child that suits his reading abilities. You are the best judge of what kind of book will appeal your kid. Get a child’s book that is easy to read so that your kid can read it on its own. Don’t purchase a book simply because it’s an award winner. Keep your kid’s personality in mind when selecting the book. You can gift your kid books such as Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day; middle-grade volumes such as The Giver; or chapter books such as Encyclopedia Brown.

2. Consider the age

If your child does not have a reading disability yet he has the habit of reading below his grade level, some extra reading practice at home can help him improve his reading ability. Your child may hate reading just because it takes a long time for him to figure words out. Building his vocabulary can enhance his reading skills. So, choose children’s book that can help your child boost reading skills in accordance with his age.

3. Illustrations in books

Choose children’s books with well executed illustrations that will grab your childs attention. Vivid, clear representation is necessary for 4 to 8 year old children. The presence of images, which are complementary to the storyline, in storybooks have a great impact on kids. Wordless children’s books, which are experiencing increased book promotion these days, can be a wonderful source of learning the language if your kid is old enough to interpret the illustrations as the story in the book progresses.

4. Well-written story

Ensure that you are choosing a book that has well-written story with rich, imaginative, and challenging language. You can find well-written children’s book if you visit popular book event such as Bologna book fair 2014. New and difficult words can be wonderful when their meanings can be inferred from the context of the story.

5. Informative and engaging text

Don’t judge a children’s book by its author or cover page. It may happen that though the author is knowledgeable about a topic, he or she may prove inefficient in communicating in clear and engaging manner that usually appeals to kids. So, ensure that you get a children’s book that has informative and engaging text.

6. Timeless books

Some books that are all time kid’s favorite such as The Little Prince, Winnie the Pooh, Alice in the Wonderland, and other classics can be a help in building the habit of reading in kids. You can get these timeless books if you visit popular children’s book exhibitions such as Italy book fair 2014. Children enjoy stories and themes of these books, as these volumes are quite popular among the kids.

If you choose books for your children by using these six effective tips, you can turn them into an avid reader as they grow up. A visit to some popular book show such as Bologna Children’s book fair can prove instrumental in getting a great variety of books that can help your kid to build his or her vocabulary and sharpen critical-reasoning skills.

Visiting such children’s book events along with your kids will allow your kids the opportunity to choose books as per their choice and interest. In this way, a children’s book fair can be an impactful platform that can encourage your kid to read various books such as comic books, story books, graphic novels, sports magazines, entertainment news, and many more as per your kid’s choice.


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