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With all of the millions of books in the world, how does a parent select ones appropriate for their child’s level? In addition to your local librarian and you child’s teacher, the internet has a plethora of lists and recommendations. Here are few of my favorite sites:
- Lexlie Reading Site– Lexlie is a way of rating a child’s reading level. Many school districts use this scale when testing students. For example the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) test gives children a range of books that would be appropriate for them. This site has wonderful lists and tips.
- Elizabeth’s children’s book blog: lots of recommendations based on age groups.
- Booklists of Children’s Literature: These lists are based on genre and interests.
Always skim books before giving them to children. It is important to remember just because your child CAN read a book, doesn’t mean the content is appropriate.
How do you select books for your children? Share you tips in the comment section below.