Dare your Child to Read!

May 28, 2018 6:00:00 AM


Building a true love for reading in a child is a gift for a lifetime. Encouraging books that enhance your child's interests is a great way to foster a love of storytelling. The endless supply of wonderful journeys a ready can experience through a book can allow their developing imaginations to soar! A few engaging options are listed here.

Magic Tree House Series (Aka Jack and Annie Books)  by Mary Pope Osborne

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This series tracks the adventures of Jack and Annie as they are transported to different areas in time. The series is cited for its ability to interest students in history. The author's usage of vocabulary encourages young readers to learn to word! Magic Tree House Books 1-28 are for early readers, and The Merlin Mission Books 29-55 are geared toward the more experienced.


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Captain Underpants Series by Dave Pilkey

The series includes 12 books and 3 spin-off options. The story revolves around two fourth graders, George Beard and Harold Hutchins, and Captain Underpants, an aptly named superhero from one of the boys’ homemade comic books, that accidentally becomes real when George and Harold hypnotize their ill-tempered principal, Mr. Krupp. The readers are taken on an imaginative journey which allows creativity to multiply.

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The Book with No Pictures By B. J. Novak

This perfectly simple and ingeniously imaginative. The Book With No Pictures inspires laughter every time it is opened, creating a warm and joyous experience for you and your child to share. This light-hearted story introduced young children to the powerful idea that the written word can be an unending source of delight.


Lunch Lady Series by Jarrett Krosoczkadownload

Serving justice . . . and lunch! This series of 10 graphic novels chronicles the adventures of a school lunch lady who fights crime when she is not serving sloppy joes. The stories are creative and appeal to both boys and girls.

Whatever danger lies ahead, it’s no match for LUNCH LADY!



Fly Guy by Tedd Arnold

This series of 17 books is a fun, fast tale that is great for early and reluctant readers. This playful story of boy and fly meeting uses hyperbole, uns, slapstick, and silly drawings to hold the reader's attention. Tedd Arnold creates a wonderful story that is full of fun!





Big Nate by Lincoln Peirce

The Big Nate 7 book series is based on the Big Nate comic strip and chronicles the small and large dramas of life in the sixth grade with humor and style. Nate doesn't enjoy school, but, despite his sarcasm, he's a good kid. The mix of narrative and comics-style illustrations make each book a quick, fun read.



At Pulaski Academy we set high, yet attainable reading goals for all of our students. If you would like to know more about Pulaski Academy Lower School programs, click below to learn about our Lower School Curriculum.




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