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Category: Engaging children with books

Finding Reading Material for Reluctant Readers – Independent Presses

Sometimes finding books for the reluctant reader can be difficult. The choices from traditional large commercial publishers can sometimes be quite similar. When a child does find a style of book they enjoy it can sometimes be the only one like it offered by the commercial publishers. Even the biggest branches of Waterstones only carry…

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Obstacles to reading: lack of relatable characters.

For most children in the UK and US there is no problem finding books containing characters they can relate to. As books have become more inclusive it has become easier for children in some minority groups to find characters that are like them in children’s literature. However, some groups still struggle to find characters that…

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The avid reader – keeping them interested.

Some children are readers, enthusiastic, undeterred readers. Despite all the distractions, obstacles and peer pressure they are rarely seen without their nose in a book. These children are the next generation of adult avid readers and they are experiencing something I wish every child experienced – the true magic of losing themselves in a good…

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