I am writing this because a lot of people ask me what books I read. So, I decided to make a blog of what I read as I go. It will contain my favorite authors, books, and reviews of books/authors. Let’s start with some questions about me.
How do you read so much? I find a book that I like, usually from the library, and if I like it, I keep reading.
How do you get so many AR points? I’m not sure if you know, but my school does the Accelerated Reader program. Every book has a point assigned to it based on the grade level and size of the book. Some books are .5 points and I heard there is one that is 110! Every time you read a book you take a quiz. You get a score based on the percentage correct and the points available on the book. So, let’s say you pick a 10 point book but get 90% correct, you’ll get 9 points. We then have an assembly every month to see who has hit these AR goals, like 10, 25, 50, 100, 200, 300, 400, 500, etc. I don’t mean to brag but since first grade I’ve been working hard to get a lot of AR points each year. I like to compete with my friends to see who the highest reader for each grade will be.
My record has been over 700 points one year. My goal for this year is 750. It get harder to get the goal each year since you can’t re-read any books and you start back at zero. Plus, this year I was pretty busy with other stuff.
How do you read so fast? I read fast because I practice reading a lot and if I practice enough, my reading score goes higher. I am a good silent reader with over 300 words per minute but an average out loud reader. If I have a book I like, I can read it anywhere and really quickly. If it’s an ok book, I can only read it when it’s quiet.
When is your favorite time to read? My favorite time to read is during night time because it’s the most quiet time. But my mom doesn’t let me stay up too late on regular days.
What book do you recommend for kids? That’s why I’m here! I’ll tell you some of my favorites through this blog and hopefully you will like them too. But, here are some books I liked at different grades.
My mom wanted me to tell you two things. One, we are using affiliate links on the books listed. That just means if you click on it and decide to buy, I get credit. It doesn’t affect your book price, but my mom says we need to let you all know. Also, she wanted me to tell you all how good books on CD can be. Sometimes I can hear a book at a higher grade level than I can read and it makes car rides fun.
- First Grade: Junie B. Jones, Percy Jackson (this is really good as a CD to listen to. The guy who reads it does really awesome voices ), Harry Potter (also, really good on CD), Nate the Great, Magic Treehouse (this goes for me all through to 4th grade)
- Second Grade: Percy Jackson series, Harry Potter series, Warriors (the ones about the cats- I think there were some dog one called Survivor), Weird School Series (Dan Gutman), 39 Clues, Time Warp Trio.
- Third Grade: Weird School Series, Bailey School Kids, Red Pyramid (Kane Chronicles), Heroes of Olympus, 39 Clues, Genius Files
- Fourth Grade: Anything by Dan Gutman like the new Genius Files License to Thrill or Talent Show, Last Dogs series, Wonder (note: there is a cool Julian Chapter too, which I’ll talk about later), and Guys Read series.
I’ll go more into what I like about them and my thoughts. As you can tell, I’m really into fiction but I do like science stuff. If you want to tell me what you like, that would be cool.