Struggling Readers - You Will Love This Reading List!
Confidence is a big part of learning how to read and high-low books are a great way to get their confidence up. For those of you who are new to the idea of high-low (or hi-lo) books, these books are interesting books at a lower reading level. Often, books marketed to beginning readers are babyish to older kids. Now, a 4th grader who is reading at a 2nd grade level can enjoy better quality books.
Reading can be hard and it used to be even harder to find good, quality books that catered to students who were struggling with their reading skills. Not anymore! Here’s a list of books to read for reluctant readers between grades 3-7.
Elementary School Hi-Lo
-El Deafo by CeCe Bell
-Pink and Say by Patricia Polacco
-The Time Warp Trio (Series) by Jon Scieszka
-Frankie Pickle (Series) by Eric Wight
-The Barn by Avi
-Superfudge by Judy Bloome
-Socks by Beverly Cleary
-The Chocolate Touch by Patrick Skene Catling and Margot Apple
-Who is Barack Obama? by Roberta Edwards and John O'Brien
-Who is J. K. Rowling? by Pamela D. Pollack
Middle School Hi-Lo
-Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Not Reading by Tom Greenwald
-Fake Mustache by Tom Angleberger
-Stef Soto, Taco Queen by Jennifer Torres
-The Mighty Miss Malone by Christopher Paul Curtis
-Rollergirl by Victoria Jamieson
-Spoiled Rotton by Dayle Campbell Gaetz
-Frazzled by Booki Vivat
-Smile by Raina Telgemeier
-Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Series) by Jeff Kinney
-The Crossover by Kwame Alexander
-Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick
-Sixth Grade Secrets by Louis Sachar
-Big Nate series by Lincoln Peirce
-Bad Island by Doug TenNaple
-On the Run series by Gordon Korman
In addition to this list, we recommend looking into tutoring to improve your child’s reading skills. We help kids of all ages and learning styles improve their learning skills and develop a love (or at least a like) for reading. We customize everything from their lessons to the books that we give them--to meet their unique needs. Call us at 410-421-8080 to learn more about our reading program.