Combat The Reluctant Reader Epidemic that is sweeping the nation with books that disguise reading as something fun for unsuspecting kids!
Find the perfect match for your Reluctant Reader with these fun summer reads for road trips, poolside afternoons, and rainy days on the couch. Consult out our Reluctant Reader Road to Recovery Guide below to find the best suited books for your child! Also check out our Librarian Resource Site with a Field Guide to Young Readers for more tips.
Reluctant Readers Road to Recovery Guide:
Diagnosis: The Make-Believer – has more imagination frequent flier miles than a PanAm stewardess!
Cure: Elliot and the Last Underworld War by Jennifer Nielsen (Author of The False Prince)
Diagnosis: The Daredevil – Thinks trick-or-treating should apply to everyday life, especially the tricks!
Cure: Horrid Henry and the Zombie Vampire by Francesca Simon
Diagnosis: Bruce Lee 2.0 – Can quote Enter the Dragon from start to finish and has broken table lamps with leg kicks.
Cure: Jason Steed: Revenge by Mark A. Cooper
Diagnosis: The BFF – Has matching bracelets with all her friends and wins Miss Congeniality every year.
Cure: Hailey Twitch and the Wedding Glitch by Lauren Barnholdt
Warning: Younger readers are typically divided into types based on their personalities and interests. However, it should be noted that although these types exist, they are by no means strict categories. At this age, their choices, just like their moods, are highly changeable. With these categories, we want to help you find a book that sparks your child’s initial interest in reading.
We hope this guide helps you find the perfect read for your Reluctant Readers. Please remember to use caution when approaching as at this age, skittishness is common and contagious!