Standards 3-5 are the ones in which children can not only join alphabets together to form words but can also read sentences and make sense out of them. This is the time one can really get them hooked on reading.
Grades 3-5 are a perfect time for developing a life-long reading habit. So, International Schooling has curated this lovely list of books you can encourage your children to read.
- Diary of a Wimpy Kid – Jeff Kinney
- The BFG – Roald Dahl
- The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame
- The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe – C. S. Lewis
- Charlotte’s Web – E. B. White
- The Mysterious Benedict Society – Trenton Lee Stewart
- Battle Bunny – Jon Scieszka and Mac Barnett
- A Bear Called Paddington – Michael Bond
- Tales for Very Picky Eaters – Josh Schneider
- No Ordinary Day – Deborah Ellis
- Bone: Out from Boneville – Jeff Smith
- Squish: Super Amoeba – Jennifer L. Holm
- Into the Volcano – Don Wood
- Girls Think of Everything – Catherine Thimmeah
- Six-Minute Nature Mysteries – Faith Brynie
- Lives of Musicians: Good Times, Bad Times (And What the Neighbors Thought) – Kathleen Krull
- Bird Watch: A Book of Poetry – Jane Yolen
- Harry Potter (series) – J. K. Rowling
- Because of Winn Dixie – Kate DiCamillo
- Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy’s Parade – Melissa
- Rules – Cynthia Lord
All the above books are age specific and will encourage your child to stretch their reading competence. A family reading time is a great way to encourage your child to read. You can also read out books to your child to help them kick-start the reading process.