When it comes to promoting literacy in children, one of the best ways to get them engaged is to introduce them to interesting and age-appropriate books. If kids are interested in the subject matter, they are far more likely to want to return to reading time and time again. For children in grades 3-5, there are many great books that will help students cultivate a love of learning and improve their reading comprehension. Read on to find an assortment of titles that are great for this age group.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
The first in the wildly popular Harry Potter series, this book introduces Harry and his wizard world. Set mostly in Hogwarts, a school for young wizards, Harry and his friends embark on a series of adventures that will keep your child turning the page. Since this is just the first book in the series, your child may want to continue on to read the subsequent volumes. Encourage him or her to do so!
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankenweiler by E.L. Konigsburg
Young Claudia Kincaid decides she wants to run away – but not to any old place. She and her younger brother Jamie settle into the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City and find themselves in the middle of a mystery involving the statue of an angel. This is an American classic that your child will enjoy reading again and again!
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
This is the first book in the classic Chronicles of Narnia series. Siblings Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy discover a gateway to a magical land while staying at a house in the English countryside. Equal parts adventure and fantasy, the morals of trust and doing the right thing will resonate with readers of all ages.
If your child needs assistance with reading skills, call the Literacy and Language Center at (415) 242-1205. Located in the San Francisco Bay Area, our caring, professional teachers help students of varying levels and abilities with their reading skills.