8 Picture Books I Still Read with My 8-Year-Old | BrightlyIf you need harder books, go to my Best Books for Year Olds. If you need easier books, go to my Best Books for 8-Year Olds. Life in middle school is not easy. And Greg is here to prove it! Beautiful artwork with compelling characters and an adventurous plot make this a sure-fire hit with young readers.
12 Picture Books Even 8-Year-Olds Should Read
With increased attention spans and logical thinking skills, kids this age are able to read harder books for longer amounts of time. Since children this age are also placing a greater value on independence, they may be more interested in choosing books for themselves. Let them read through this list of expert recommendations for the 50 best books for 9- and year-olds and select one or 10 books to read. Of course, you know your child best. So if you see a book that would be a good fit with his or her interests, buy it or borrow it and give it to your child. The more books, the more reading!
November 9 - 13 is National Young Readers Week -- a perfect time to post my feelings about the demotion of picture books for the year old crowd. I first noticed this phenomenon a couple of years ago as a volunteer at my local elementary school's bookstore. And most of these kids couldn't read yet. I couldn't get first or second graders to look at these either. They didn't want the beautiful, color illustrations that introduced them to art appreciation.
What are the best books to keep 9-year-olds and year-olds reading, learning, and coming back for more? by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Dave McKean.
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Like many parents, I have loved reading aloud with my sons — Gabe 10 and Beck 8 — since they were infants. I was happy to come across multiple research studies that advocate the importance of continuing this family ritual — even when kids are able to read independently. I read board books and then picture books to them when they were young. A few times a year, I weed through their bookshelves and give books away to charities or friends. But every time I placed a picture book in the discard pile, Beck, my 8-year-old, retrieved it with various excuses as to why he must keep just this one, and also that one, and definitely this one.