Did you know that children's literature can offer the same benefits that other literature or art can offer and can help students to learn key skills that are often found on the ACT/SAT Verbal & Reading sections? Not only that, but children's books can also make reading enjoyable for the array of students who walk through the LogicPrep doors. Whether English is your second language or you are just trying to strengthen your reading comprehension and grammar skills, children's books can help and encourage reading for pleasure.
The books below are pieces of literature that I read many years ago and still resonate with me today. So much so, that I think every student and adult should read and re-read them again and again!
I first read this book in 3rd grade, and it was the first book that ever made me cry. It's an all-time classic, and I love the way E.B White uses humor and straightforwardness to teach about the world, love, and especially friendship through the relationships of a girl, pig, and spider.
Jonas, the main character, lives in a futuristic society that has eliminated choice; there is no color nor much emotion. Just is different and is extremely caring and shows concern for his family and friends. After being chosen as the new receiver of memories, his world drastically changes and he has to stand up for what he believes in. When you break this book down and look deeper than the surface, it's absolutely AMAZING and contains a great use of imagery and suspense. This one can be read over and over and over again.
I loved, loved, LOVED this book series. "Amber Brown is Not a Crayon" is about a spunky 3rd grader named Amber Brown who finds out her best friend is moving away and deals with all the crazy emotions that come her way while in elementary school. Honestly, what Amber goes through is relatable to any student regardless of their grade.