The author of Parents Who Love Reading, Kids Who Don’t now offers a cornucopia of simple, practical tips that will help children–no matter what their age or level of reading ability–learn to read. A separate section identifies books suited to different kinds of readers, such as girls who love horses, teenagers who like rock bands, and computer nuts.
Review by Amazon.com – Mary Leonhardt, longtime English teacher, reading specialist, and author of the terrific Parents Who Love Reading, Kids Who Don’t has put her almost 30 years of teaching experience toward providing 99 specific tips to turn your child into an avid reader. From number 1 (“Resolve that a love of reading will be your most important educational goal for your children”) to number 99 (“Keep a perspective. Top reading skills should be your most important educational goal for your children but not your most important life goal for your child”), Leonhardt’s suggestions are wide-ranging, specific, and highly effective. Leonhardt is an advocate of providing kids with reading material they like (go for the comic books and leave the classics for later). Whether your children are early readers or teenagers, 99 Ways to Get Kids to Love Reading will help you inspire and support your child’s lifelong reading habit. –Ericka Lutz