Welcome!Everyone has the right to read. Heres The Readers Bill of Rights to help you make themost of that right:Readers have:1. The right to not read.2. The right to skip pages.3. The right to not finish.4. The right to reread.5. The right to read anything.6. The right to escapism.7. The right to read anywhere.8. The right to browse.9. The right to read out loud.10. The right not to defend your tastes. —Pennac, Daniel, Better Than Life, Coach House Press, 1996.
Step 1Take time to:• Read to your teenagers as well as to your younger children.• Make a time and a place for reading in your home.• Encourage talking about reading in your family.• Set a good example—read on your own.• Consider: reading level vs. interest level vs. content appropriate
First Chapter Books• Amanda and Oliver Pig by Jean Van Leeuwen• Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish• Frog and Toad by Arnold Lobel• Magic Tree House by Mary Pope Osborne• Nate the Great by Marjorie Sharmat• The Secrets of Droon by Tony Abbott• Goosebumps by R.L. Stine
Cartoon Books and Graphic Novels• Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey• The Adventures of Tintin, by Georges Remi Hergé• Frazz: Live from Bryson Elementary by Jef Mallett• Zombie Butts, by Andy Griffiths• The Arrival by Shaun Tan
Other Catagories• Teen Boys• Girls• Poetry• Science Fiction – elementary/middle school• Science Fiction/fantasy – earlier years• Building vocabulary
Dr. Bob Seney’sCharacteristics of Books for Gifted Readers• High level of language and vocabulary.• Use descriptive words that stimulate strong visual images.• Authors who delight in the use of language and the expression of nuances.• The structure of the book puts the mind to work.• Setting evokes an experience of other lifestyles.• Unresolved problems are presented and the reader must make some conclusions.
Seney’s Lists and Notations• # Language Alert• * Situation Alert• e elementary school• ms middle school/junior high• hs high schoolNational Association ofGifted Children
Books for Young Adults (Seney’s Suggestions)• Fade by Robert Cormier• The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick• Interstellar Pig by William Sleator• Brian Jacques Salamandaston• The Book Thief by Markus Zusak• The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman• Charlie Jacksons Guide to Not Reading (kindle)• The Necromancer: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel by Michael Scott
Best Online Resources• Hoagie’s Gifted• Kirkus Reviews• Tamora Pierce – recommendations• Goodreads• Amazon.com• Reading Rockets• Youtube video – choosing books to read aloud to children
Books about Books for Kids• Some of My Best Friends Are Books• The Read Aloud Handbook