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This Sunday is Family Literacy Day. If you’re looking for books to read this weekend for Literacy Day (or just for fun), read on for some ideas!
For Learning: Who Believes What
Reading a book is a great way to learn! Who Believes What is a book about families, people and their religions around the world. It explains five of the world’s major religions by population and shows what they have in common and their differences. These religions include Hinduism, Judaism, Buddhism, Christianity and Islam. You can learn about different kinds of religions, or learn about your own!
For Laughs: Dog Man: Brawl of the Wild
Reading doesn’t have to be serious – it can be silly too! Pick up a book that will make you laugh out loud, like Dog Man: Brawl of the Wild. This newest book in the Dog Man series follows Dog Man, a hero who is part dog, part man as he tries to prove his innocence after being blamed for a crime he didn’t commit. (Or, if you haven’t read the rest of the series, you can try starting with the first book, Dog Man!)
For a Classic Read: The BFG
Family Literacy Day is perfect time to pick up a classic book you haven’t had a chance to read yet, like Roald Dahl’s The BFG. The BFG, short for The Big Friendly Giant, is about a girl named Sophie who gets swept away by a giant one day. However, this giant doesn’t eat people: he is a friendly giant who catches dreams, giving the good dreams to children and destroying the bad dreams.
Are there any books you’re planning to read for Family Literacy Day? Leave a comment to let us know!
Did you read the story Wolverine and Little Thunder by Alan Syliboy in the November issue of Chickadee magazine? Did you know that you can also listen to the author and illustrator, Alan Syliboy read his story here.
If you liked this story be sure to check out Alan’s book about these characters. It will be coming out in Spring 2019.
If you’re looking for a book that will make you feel great after reading, check out The Peace Dragon by Linda Ragsdale.
This book is about a young explorer who comes across a dragon who just wants the world to find peace. While on their journey together, the dragon shows the boy that it’s important to love, trust and embrace others for who they are, and not because of how they appear.
Great message, right?!
You can find The Peace Dragon in libraries and bookstores.
Meet Taylor! She’s the new Owlkids intern. You’ll be seeing her posts on the Owlkids blogs for the next little while. Read on to see what she has to say today!
The weekend is the perfect time to catch up on reading because there’s so much free time.
When I was young, I loved reading the Junie B. Jones books! They were about a girl named Junie B. Jones (the B stands for Beatrice, but she didn’t like that) and her experiences with things like a stinky school bus and a yucky fruitcake.
I also loved the Goosebumps books – my friend and I read every single one of them that our school’s library had!
If you’re looking for some books to read this weekend, check these out:
Poppy and Sam and the Leaf Thief
In this book, Poppy and her panda friend Sam use their detective skills to find out who has been sneakily eating their friend’s leaves at night.
West Meadows Detectives: The Case of the Snack Snatcher
By Liam O’Donnell and Aurélie Grand
This is the first book in the West Meadows Detectives series! It follows Myron: a third-grade detective who loves solving mysteries. In this book, Myron tries to catch the burglar stealing morning snacks from the school kitchen.
Have fun reading!