I love to read. I always have. It was passed onto my from my grandparents and mom. My son however, hates to read. He enjoys being read to, but doesn’t like to actively read to himself. For me, the key to getting him to read by himself, is finding books that he can’t tear himself away from. With back to school in the near future, he needs to get into the swing of reading, and learning mode.
Get Them into School Mode with These Awesome Books
I was recently introduced to some new middle grade books by Tracey Hecht. These critically acclaimed novels are perfect for kids aged seven and up. As soon as my son saw the covers, he was ready to dive in. I know it’s a good book for him because if I start reading it to him, and have to stop, he will pick it up and continue reading to himself. That’s exactly what he did with The Nocturnals series.
Exciting books to pull them in
The Nocturnals series is three novels. Book one is The Mysterious Abductions. The Ominous Eye is book two, and book three is The Fallen Star. Book four is a Grow 2 Read book called the Moonlight Meeting. In these books your children will meet unlikely nocturnal animal friends. Bismark is a loud mouthed sugar glider. Dawn is a serious fox, while Tobin is a sweet pangolin.
Not only will your children enjoy these books, but you can follow them up with activities to enhance the fun. On The Nocturnals website they have included Boredom Busters. Activities such as Bingo, face painting, animal cards where our child can draw the characters and more. As a mom of four, The Nocturnals author Tracey, definitely knows how to get kids into reading.
Host a book club event
Want to make summer reading even more fun for your kids? Get with other neighborhood parents, and start a Nocturnals book club. Have the kids meet weekly to talk about what they have read, and incorporate some of the fun boredom busters activities. Your kids and their friends will not only have fun, but they’ll be getting into back to school mode.