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I'm looking for books for an 8 year old who has reading difficulties but loves books. She also loves art and drawing.
Things I'm especially interested in that I'd like to introduce and/or read about are:
- Science in small, interesting doses
- Art in the real world
- Pretty much anything in a Magic Treehouse book (she loves those and I still do, too).
Any favourites among you guys?
One thing I loved doing was drawing from illustrations or photos in books, it's good practice when you're a kid. Find a non-fiction book on the topic most enjoyed (horses? dogs? boats? etc.)
Bill Peet: An Autobiography by Bill Peet - it's an autobiography yes but has lots and lots of colour pictures of his artwork, very versatile, and she would probably find it inspiring too. There is text, but not too much for an eight-year-old and she can gradually read the whole thing as reading skills improve. It's the sort of book you could browse through repeatedly, and is definitely suitable for children/young adults to read!
Where do Recyclable Materials Go?
Operation: Reuse It!
Pop! The Invention of Bubble Gum
Here Comes the Garbage Barge
The Teen Who Invented Television
The Boy Who Invented TV
When is a Planet Not a Planet?
Marie Curie: Giants of Science
Several of these are parts of series so there might be other relevant books, but I've only read these ones.
Just Being Audrey (fashion/cinema)
Different Like Coco (fashion)
Journey Through Islamic Arts (fine arts/art history)
The Magic Schoolbus series comes in various flavours (picture books, chapter books, etc) and is quite fun and educational.
Terry Deary has the Horrible Histories and Kjartan Poskitt has the Murderous Maths series - which are more challenging reading, but are broken into very short chapters. If she is a reluctant reader, perhaps start with one of their special illustrated editions (e.g. Murderous Maths of Everything).
It also might be worth looking at graphic novels - e.g. Clan Apis by Jay Hosler is a fascinating account of the life of bees.
Good luck! Do come back and let us know what she liked...
For a single general anthology, I think the absolute best is Caroline Kennedy's A Family of Poems. There another anthology by Julie Andrews and her daughter, but I think it's got too much of Julie Andrews and her daughter in it, along with too much (as I recall) of Broadway lyrics, but that's just my own personal feeling.
If you're looking specifically for African-American, there's an excellent anthology (including an audio-CD) by Nikki Giovanni, Hip Hop Speaks to Children.
The reason I'm mentioning these is that they're all beautifully illustrated and should also be available for browsing in B&N.
Also, the "Let's Read and Find Out" series is good. It's been around for a long time (like since the '60s), and most of the titles have been updated and revised.
Jim Arnosky has great books about animals and nature. Check out his "Crinkleroot" books. And anything by Gail Gibbons is outstanding.
Children's non-fiction in the last couple of decades has really gotten great. Many of my students prefer NF.
I just read one of those! What Makes a Shadow? by Clyde Robert Bulla. Some of the cover illustrations on the series page look gorgeous. Your public library or school library would have good suggestions on nonfiction for children.