Tag: reluctant readers

Books to read before the movies come out
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Books to read before the movies come out

Buzzfeed has produced a terrific list of books to read this year before their corresponding movies come out. I’m a huge proponent of movies based on books because I think it helps to get kids reading. I call them “book extensions.” There are many other “book extensions,” including video games, websites […]

“The Hypnotists” by Gordon Korman
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“The Hypnotists” by Gordon Korman

Ever since he was a teenager and winning awards for his fabulous Macdonald Hall series, Canadian author Gordon Korman has been getting kids reading, and turning them into life-long readers. Korman has a knack for creating likeable, memorable characters, interesting worlds and unique situations. His new The Hypnotists is no exception. Like a playful […]

Big on literacy… big on gross
Boys Games

Big on literacy… big on gross

GROSS-ABULARY is very up-front about what it is. It’s a literacy game that’s gross. And we all know that kids—okay, especially boys—love gross. If your kid is “one of those,” then GROSS-ABULARY will be right up his alley. It’s a game about building gross sentences, using starter concepts like belch, armpit and […]