Do you read? Do your children/students read? One of the obvious things in life is if you answered yes to the first one, the answer to the second one is almost a given. If you read, your children will grow up reading.
I have a some recommendations for reading that I would love to pass on to folks. I read along with my students and stay abreast in new literature for young people. I have a few favorite authors and learn new ones each year. First I would recommend Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time (Madeleine L’Engle’s Time Quintet). It is a juvenile novel published in 1962. It won a Newbery Medal in 1963. It combines theology, fantasy, and science, it is the story of travel through space and time to battle a cosmic evil.
Judy Blume is an author of many books for young people and adults. It is difficult to choose one. I would recommend that the subject of the book be chosen to coincide with the interests of the student. She wrote about pimples, divorce, being overweight, having freckles, bullying, etc.
I am currently reading The Mysterious Benedict Society Collection. This book is so cool and unusual. In addition to a wonderful story, it includes mystery and adventure in the style of Harry Potter. It is written by Trenton Lee Stewart who has also written an adult novel called Flood Summer.
I will continue to review the books that the students I tutor bring home for the reading lists