Red Apple Reading Magazine August-September 2016 - Page 10

POPULAR BOOK SERIES JUNIE B. JONES by Barbara Park This hilarious book series tackles the challenges of kindergarten from the perspective of an “almost six” year old. Junie B. might be a bit too sassy for some parents’ liking, but if your child is old enough to understand, her outrageous attitude can bring up teachable moments while giving you both a laugh. Ages 6 to 9. FROG AND TOAD by Arnold Lobel Frog and Toad’s childlike friendship and lighthearted adventures are especially appealing to younger children. All of these books are beautifully illustrated and full of cute short stories that are good to read with your child before naptime or bed. Ages 4 to 8. RAMONA THE PEST by Beverly Cleary This classic, wholesome series is still a great way to introduce a child to longer chapter books. Cleary’s wonderful depiction of the struggles between siblings and challenges of childhood are still relevant today, and it is sure to entertain your young reader. Ages 8 to 12. 10