On our most recent trip to the library we found several fun books featuring dogs. When we opened the covers we were surprised to see they were early chapter books.
Coming from a mom of a reluctant reader, let me tell you that how a book “looks” will stop a reluctant reader dead in his tracks.
All these books share the following traits:
- spaced lines of text
- a bit larger font than your typical book
- short doable chapters
- fewer words on a page
- a fun picture or graphic every once in a while
The Trouble With Chickens by Doreen Cronin
Animal Rescue Team – Show Time by Sue Stauffach
Dear Hound By Jill Murphy
The Golden Ghost by Marion Dan Bauer
The Buddy Files - The Case of the Library Monster by Dori Hillestad Butler