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The Importance of Reading Widely

Sharing lots of different kinds, or genres, of books with your child exposes him/her to different kinds of images, different words and whole new worlds.  At Central Lyon with the use of the new reading curriculum, students are being exposed to different kinds or genres of literature.  Below are some genres to try with your reader that complement the "traditional" fiction.  Some are suggestions that can be used as read alouds, others may be ones your child can read.  

Poetry

"A Child's Garden of Verses" by Robert Louis Stevenson for Independent reader

"Bring on the Birds" by Su San Stockdale for Beginning reader

"Ten Little Puppies by Diez Perritos by Alma Flor Ada & Isabel Campoy for Pre-reader

"The Great Migration" by Eloise Greenfield for Independent reader

Tall Tale

"John Henry" by Julius Lester for Independent reader

"Paul Bunyan" by Steven Kellog for Independent reader

"Pecos Bill" by Steven Kellog for Independent reader

"Cut from the Same Cloth" by Robert San Souci for Early reader

Legends

"How the Stars Fell Into the Sky" by Jerrie Oughton for Independent reader

"The Milky Way" by Joseph Bruchac & Gayle Ross for Prereader

"The Polar Bear Sun" by Lydia Dabcovich for Beginning reader

Graphic Novels for Younger Children

"Babymouse: Puppy Love" by Jennifer Holm & Matthew Holm for Independent reader

"Fashion Kitty" by Charise Mericle for Independent reader

"Jack & the Box" by Art Spiegelman for Beginning reader

"Stinky" by Eleanor Davis for Beginning reader