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Tips for Children Who Struggle with Reading
Choose books that match the reading level of your child.
 Any books that are higher than your child's reading 
level may not interest them. Most
children's books indicate what age group they're for, 
but another way to find out
is to ask your child to read the first few pages of a 
book out loud. If your child
makes too many mistakes, it might be too hard for him or her to read.
Try children's magazines

It might be too much to expect your child to read a 
whole book; all those pages
might intimidate your child. Children's magazines, on 
he other hand, might make
a less daunting alternative. There are many niche children's 
magazines that cater
to various interests, such as science or story-telling. Find
one what your child likes most; his or her attention span is less likely to
wander off if the topic is relevant to your child's interest.
Read with your child
Keep your child's attention span in check by reading 
with him or her. Take turns
reading paragraphs or pages, depending on the length of the material or
your  child's attention span. If your child's eyes keep wandering off, read
using the help of a bookmark, 
or trace the wordswith a pointer to help 
your child focus.
Read every day
Most parents save reading for bedtime, but your 
child might be too comfortable
and sleepy to give reading her best effort at the end of the day. Instead, save
the reading for after dinner and read at the same time every day,
especially if you're finishing a book. To help your child retain information,
have him or her explain what just happened, 
and write review notes together.
Use audio books
Your child might stay more focused if he or she hears 
the words while reading. Try finding an audio
tape for the book you have, or record the reading material during your 
spare time so you can play it
during the next reading session. You can also play the recording in 
the car on the way to school; this
can help your child ace a test on the reading material in question.
Read the Comics
Reading the funny pages is a great way to start reading, 
it shows the left to right direction needed for reading.
Looking at pictures and showing the action, lets a child understand there's
a point to the story.  It can be short enough for a beginning reader to not get
overwhelmed. And having fun is what reading is all about.
You want your child to have a life-long love of reading.

BES LIBRARY ESSENTIAL AGREEMENTS

 Students will:

    Ø        Show Respect in the library

Ø         Have eyes and ears on the speaker

Ø         Raise your hand when you have a question or comment

Ø         Walk, and use an inside voice

Ø         Use the hand sanitizer

Ø         Use a ruler when searching for a book

Ø         Sit at a table to read the bigger books

Ø         Use of computers is for research only

Ø         Pick out a book that is just RIGHT

Ø         Put back any item you use; chair, pillow, bean bag, etc.

Ø         Form a line when checking out

Ø         Books must be returned every week, (to renew or return)

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 Amazon's Top 100 Children's Books to Read in a lifetime

The 60s kids classic
Wrinke in Time
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle

Inspiring readers for centuries
Aesop's Fables
The Classic Treasury of Aesop's Fables by Don Daily

Everyone has bad days
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst

Go down the rabbit hole
Alice in Wonderland
Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Mixed-up housekeeper
Amelia Bedelia
Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish

Modern family
And Tango Makes Three
And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson

A spirited young woman
Anne of Green Gables
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

The ultimate parenting story
Are You My Mother?
Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman

The angst of adolescence
Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret.
Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret. by Judy Blume

A mischevious rabbit
Beatrix Potter The Complete Tales (Peter Rabbit)
Beatrix Potter The Complete Tales (Peter Rabbit) by Beatrix Potter

Best friends
Betsy-Tacy
Betsy-Tacy by Maud Hart Lovelace

For animal lovers
Black Beauty
Black Beauty by Anna Sewell

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Bread and Jam for Frances
Bread and Jam for Frances by Russell Hoban

Friendship and loss
Bridge to Terabithia
Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson

Monkey business
Caps for Sale
Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina

Vintage Roald Dahl
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

Timeless tale
Charlotte's Web
Charlotte's Web by E. B. White

Alphabet fun
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr.

It's raining…food
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett

A ghostly story
Coraline
Coraline by Neil Gaiman

The lovable bear
Corduroy
Corduroy by Don Freeman

Gods and goddesses
D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths
D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths by Ingri d'Aulaire

For reluctant readers
Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney

One funny bird
Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!
Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! by Mo Willems

Seuss classics
Dr. Seuss's Beginner Book Collection
Dr. Seuss's Beginner Book Collection by Dr. Seuss

A child's first detective story
Encyclopedia Brown
Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective by Donald J. Sobol

A story of immigration in the 1930s
Esperanza Rising
Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan

Museum mystery
From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg

First published in 1947
Goodnight Moon
Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown

Bedtime for the building-obsessed
Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site
Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site by Sherri Duskey Rinker

Favorite fairy tales
Grimm's Complete Fairy Tales
Grimm's Complete Fairy Tales by Jacob Grimm

A father's love
Guess How Much I Love You
Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney

Imagination opens doors
Harold and the Purple Crayon
Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson

A budding journalist
Harriet the Spy
Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh

Meet the boy wizard
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling

Unusual punishment
Holes
Holes by Louis Sachar

Alone on an island
Island of the Blue Dolphins
Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell

A game comes to life
Jumanji
Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg

Childhood on the frontier
Little House on the Prairie
Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder

The March sisters
Little Women
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Rhyming reassurance
Llama Llama Red Pajama
Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney

Twelve little girls
Madeline
Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans

A garden of ducks
Make Way for Ducklings
Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey

The boy who runs
Maniac Magee
Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli

Old-fashioned hard work
Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel
Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel by Virginia Lee Burton

Performing pets
Mr. Popper's Penguins
Mr. Popper's Penguins by Richard Atwater

Helping your neighbor
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O'Brien

Magical cures for bad habits
Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle
Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle by Betty MacDonald

Courage and independence
My Side of the Mountain
My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George

Precocious pig
Olivia
Olivia by Ian Falconer

A blankie turned hankie
Owen
Owen by Kevin Henkes

A Great Lakes journey
Paddle-to-the-Sea
Paddle-to-the-Sea by Holling C. Holling

First touch and feel book
Pat the Bunny
Pat the Bunny by Dorothy Kunhardt

Never-ending childhood
Peter Pan
Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie

One smart, clever girl
Pippi Longstocking
Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren

Reader participation
Press Here
Press Here by Hervé Tullet

An accidental wish
Sylvester and the Magic Pebble
Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig

Wicked good fun
The Bad Beginning
The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket

Tiny people under the floor
The Borrowers
The Borrowers by Mary Norton

An orphan mystery
The Boxcar Children
The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner

Of dogs and men
The Call Of The Wild
The Call Of The Wild by Jack London

A monkey, a man, a yellow hat
The Complete Adventures of Curious George
The Complete Adventures of Curious George by H. A. Rey
 
A musical cricket in NYC
The Cricket in Times Square
The Cricket in Times Square by George Selden

If crayons could talk
The Day the Crayons Quit
The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt

The power of a story
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore by William Joyce

Classic dystopia
The Giver
The Giver by Lois Lowry

A boy, a bear, a honeypot
The House at Pooh Corner
The House at Pooh Corner by A. A. Milne

Visionary illustration
The Invention of Hugo Cabret
The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick

Famous animal fables
The Jungle Book
The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling

Monsters, Mythology, and a boy
The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)
The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1) by Rick Riordan

Discover Narnia
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis

I think I can
The Little Engine That Could
The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper
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Unique and universal
The Little Prince
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

A daring mouse
The Mouse and the Motorcycle
The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary

Everyday machines
The New Way Things Work
The New Way Things Work by David Macaulay

Role reversal
The Paper Bag Princess
The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch

An odd and original journey
The Phantom Tollbooth
The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster

Classic nursery rhymes
The Real Mother Goose
The Real Mother Goose by Blanche Fisher Wright

A hidden wonder
The Secret Garden
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

For children of all ages
The Secret of the Old Clock (Nancy Drew, Book 1)
The Secret of the Old Clock (Nancy Drew, Book 1) by Carolyn Keene

A day of exploration
The Snowy Day
The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

Little elephant, big city
The Story of Babar: The Little Elephant
The Story of Babar: The Little Elephant by Jean De Brunhoff

A gentle bull
The Story of Ferdinand
The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf

A great adventure
The Tale of Despereaux
The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo

Solving mysteries since 1927
The Tower Treasure (The Hardy Boys No. 1)
The Tower Treasure (The Hardy Boys No. 1) by Franklin W. Dixon

Baby's first book
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

Civil rights story
The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963
The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis

Witty coming-of-age novel
The Wednesday Wars
The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt

A twisty mystery
The Westing Game
The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin

Mole, Toad, Rat, and Badger
The Wind in the Willows
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

Over the rainbow
The Wizard of Oz
The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

"buccaneers and buried gold"
Treasure Island
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

The lure of immortality
Tuck Everlasting
Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbit

A tale of family
Walk Two Moons
Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech

Rabbits on a journey
Watership Down
Watership Down by Richard Adams

Fantasy and Folklore
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin

A boy and his dogs
Where the Red Fern Grows
Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls

The joys of imagination
Where the Sidewalk Ends
Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein

Let the wild rumpus start!
Where the Wild Things Are
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

Kindness counts
Wonder
Wonder by R. J. Palacio
 

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