It’s March Reading Madness Month at NewsTalk1230 WFVA, and we’re Buzzin’ about Books!!
We’ve teamed up with Rappahannock Goodwill where every Fridaythey will give away a book to each child that comes into any of their stores in the area. It’s completely free – no purchase necessary – no strings. The child picks out any book and it’s free!
Here is a list of books recommended by the NewsTalk1230 WFVA staff and families for kids/pre-teens/adults:
Doug & Autumn Robinson (Sales)
- Watership Down by Richard Adams
- The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare [City of Bones, City of Ashes, City of Glass, City of Fallen Angels, City of Lost Souls]
- The Infernal Devices trilofy by Cassandra Clare [Clockwork Angel, Clockwork Prince, Clockwork Princess]
- The I Am Number Four series by Pittacus Lore [I Am Number Four, The Power of Six, The Rise of Nine, The Fall of Five]
- Warm Bodies by Issac Marion
- The Truth About Forever, What Happened to Goodbye, Along for the Ride, Just Listen and The Moon and More all by Sarah Dessen
- The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer [Cinder, Scarlet, Cress]
- The Harry Potter series by JK Rowling
- The Hunger Games series by Suzanna Collins [The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, Mockingjay]
- The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith
- The Maze Runner by James Dashner
- The Host by Stephanie Meyer
- She’s So Dead to Us trilogy by Kieran Scott [She’s So Dead to Us, He’s So Not Worth It, This is So Not Happening]
- The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
- Th1rteen R3asons Why by Jay Asher
- Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
- The Ruby Red Trilogy, also called The Precious Stone trilogy by Kerstin Gier [Ruby Red, Sapphire Blue, Emerald Green]
Chuck Archer & Family (Operation Manager)
- “Wonder” by R.J. Palacio (great book for pre-teens)
- Any of the Cam Jansen books by David A. Adler and Susana Natti (for elementary/pre-teens)
- “The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak
- “Room” by Emma Donoghue
- “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn
- “Game of Thrones: A Song of Fire and Ice” by George R.R. Martin
- “Ready Player One” by Ernest Cline
- Diary Of A Wimpy Kid Series of books by Jeff Kinney
- “The Art Of Fielding” by Chad Harbach
Kathleen Owens (Sales)
- Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sandak
Bill Carroll (Production Director)
- Magic Tree House Series by Mary Pope Osborne
- A child is never too old to be read aloud to.
- Encourage children to take turns reading aloud to you or to each other. Don’t worry about correcting every mistake, just sit back and enjoy the story.
- Add some fun to chore time! One person could read aloud, while the other does the dishes.
- Create a special time and place in your home for reading aloud.
- Talk about the books you read together. Ask your child how the book made them feel or what their favorite part was.
- A librarian is always ready to recommend books! Never hesitate to ask for suggestions.
- It’s all right to read the same book over and over, children love to hear books repeated, and beginning readers can soon confidently “read” the book by themselves.
- Read yourself. Whether it’s a cookbook or the online news, you can show your child by example how important reading is!
- If your child asks how the sun sets or gets a new pet, there’s no better way to find the information than in a book!
- Have fun! If your child gets restless it may be time to stop for the evening.
Don’t’ hesitate to stop reading a book you and your child aren’t enjoying. There are many books to choose from so why not put it down and find something you like better!
- If your child wants to draw or do some other quiet activity while you read, let them. Children have different ways of listening.