I was browsing newly published childrens books the other day, and I can’t say I was impressed. While some stand out, the vast majority are poorly written, providing little to no literary/educational value for the child. I understand that childrens books need to be simple and easy to understand, but that doesn’t mean they have to be overly stupid/dumb.
I know your children are smarter that most childrens books out there, and they need books with substance.
I’d like to introduce you to a new storytelling method created by Sara Alice. She has devised a way for you to substitute your child’s name for the main character in each of her stories. It has matching pronouns, so it works whether your reading to a boy or a girl. Her stories have real substance to them, and they benefit your child. More importantly, they must be read aloud, which, if you are a parent, you should not neglect. Here’s an article explaining the many benefits of reading aloud.
Sara Alice’s book is appropriately named Stories About Me because it is literally a book about your child. Check out the author’s website here.
It contains 16 separate, full length stories – some are about learning and include activities, some are about safety, and some are just for fun. Each story could be a full length childrens book – they are that long, and they are quality.
Sara Alice taught elementary school for thirty years, and she designed many of the learning activities to prepare students for concepts they will encounter in school such as: measuring, our base ten number system, fractions, and more.
Sara Alice is a new author, and no one really knows about her books yet. Let’s change that and help more children be ready for school! Buy Stories About Me on Amazon.
Other Great Books
Consider reading chapter books to your child also even though he or she may not seem mature enough to handle it. Check out these classic titles.
Junie B. Jones books (goodreads.com) by Barbara Park. Young children love the humor and dialogue in these fast moving, entertaining stories!
Benjamin Franklin (goodreads.com) and other biographies by Ingrid D’aulaire. These highly acclaimed books make history fascinating and alive for children. Beautifully illustrated and well-written.
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (goodreads.com) and other books in the Narnia series by C.S. Lewis. Classic fiction I wouldn’t want my child to miss!
The Secret Garden (goodreads.com) by Frances H. Burnett. A classic story that makes you want to read the next chapter.