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The Formula for Reading Books that Kids Love

Literacy in our country is at an all-time high.

It\’s no secret that books play a huge part in all children’s lives. Numerous studies have also shown that reading to a child as little as twenty minutes per week will not only result in stronger readers but ones who carry a love of literature into adulthood.

Reading books nourishes the brain, and this is true for readers of all ages. However, the brain of a child rapidly increases at a phenomenal speed. This gift enables them to absorb words is like a sponge. By the age of 3, a child\’s vocabulary develops into usually 200 or more words.

Studies have shown that this number amplifies when parents and kids read together, talk about the pictures they see, share ideas, and actively engage in the process of reading. Discussing the book, even setting aside time to recreate an adventure or activity inspired by the book, not only encourage a child\’s love of reading, but it also feeds their beautiful elastic brains!  Literacy is a basic need for the growth of a child.

It is safe to say that all children will grow and develop just fine. Nevertheless, a child\’s growth, development, and learning get an added boost when they are consistently given access to books in the home. Reading books together is great, but offering books with illustrations that help to explain the story and visually connect to words on the page takes it all one step further.

You know what else? Picture books make reading just plain FUN. With that in mind, what is the \”formula\” for Reading Books that Kids Love? Books that kids might find enchanting mesmerizing? Here are a few ideas:

The Formula for Reading Books that Kids Love

Books with bright illustrations, words that rhyme, and that have sentences that have an almost musical cadence when read-aloud.

There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly

Books with simple text that is almost melodic when spoken aloud. Books filled with illustrations and text that evoke adventure and curiosity.

The Dinky Donkey

Books based on stories that create giggles for those who read them, and those who hear them.

Walter the Farting Dog

Books that spark curiosity and new ways of thinking.

Dragons Are Real

Books that allow kids to go on outlandish adventures from the comfort of their couch.

Captain No Beard

Imagination and creativity are sparked, and the love of reading becomes a part of their personality as they continue to grow and develop when reading becomes a family affair.

What adventures and learning will YOU facilitate today?

Dragons Are Real by Valarie Budayr

What if I told you that all of the fairy tales, myth, and legends that have been told about dragons over the years are WRONG? What if I told you that Dragons are indeed REAL and that they are different than you\’ve ever imagined?


Did you know that Dragons are the master of disguises? Did you know that they love sugar and sweets (at unacceptable levels) and will do anything for treats?

Dragons are Real by Valarie Budayr, with illustrations by Michael Welply is a 1st place Royal Dragonfly Book Award Winner and has been named Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2016. As readers turn the pages of this amusing read, they will learn the REAL truth about a dragon. They will discover that the fiercest of beasts in known history can actually make the best of friends. It’s a lesson in finding companionship in the most unusual of places Grab a copy on Amazon.