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Foster an Early Love of Reading with These Books

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Getting kids excited about reading is essential for their cognitive development and future learning skills. Whether your child loves kid-friendly biographies or fantasy stories, the best age-appropriate page-turners will turn them into lifelong readers. These books for kids between the ages of 6 and 8 will have your children asking when they can get more books!

This joke book also features cute illustrations. All of the jokes are family-friendly so you don’t have to worry about your child learning anything they shouldn’t say around others.

This set includes the following titles: “Amelia Bedelia Means Business,” “Amelia Bedelia Unleashed,” “Amelia Bedelia Road Trip!” and “Amelia Bedial Goes Wild!” These fun books have short, page-turning chapters to keep kids engaged.

In this book, the inventor has accidentally glued a serving tray to his rear, and hilarity ensues. This 32-page kids’ book is a quick read and is a sequel to the first book — “I Need a New Butt!” — about the inventive young hero. This read is perfect for children ages 6 to 10.

Ivy and Bean are two girls who are complete opposites yet end up being friends anyway. This kids’ book set starts small with shorter books and ends with a longer book to help ease children into reading more. There are 376 pages in total in the set.

The “My Weird School Daze” series follows the antics of a third-grade class at an elementary school. Each book centers on a specific character. This kids’ book set is perfect for reluctant readers since each book is short but engaging. The books are perfect for children ages 6 through 10.

Expert Commentary

Getting our kids to read was a real challenge at first, but it turns out we just weren’t giving them the right books! Having engaging, entertaining books for your children is the first step towards encouraging healthy reading habits.

Our Expert Consultant

Melissa Spurling

Melissa holds a doctorate in pharmacy and is a home educator, co-teaching a high school chemistry class and a primary school class. Having taught two of her own children to read, write and traverse Singapore Math, Melissa has spent hundreds, if not thousands of hours researching and testing curriculum.


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Dorian Smith-Garcia

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