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Mrs. Thompson
Reading Specialist - Haines

Reading should be fun!

Since you are your child's first teacher, it is important that you model the love of reading. Share your favorite stories, snuggle together when you read, read in silly voices. The love of reading needs to be instilled now!

Have fun!


Tips for parents as we return to learn:


Websites with useful information for parents of young readers


Illinois Reads


Great Websites for Kids

25 Books That Can Change a Child’s Life 

  1. The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
  2. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  3. The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
  4. The Complete Tales of Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne
  5. The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
  6. Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  7. The Nancy Drew Mysteries by Carolyn Keene
  8. Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
  9. Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams
  10. Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
  11. Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak 
  12. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? By Eric Carle
  13. Where The Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
  14. If You Give A Mouse A Cookie by Laura Joffe Numeroff 
  15. From The Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsberg
  16. Box Car Children Series by Gertrude Chandler
  17. Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume
  18. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst
  19. Love You Forever by Robert N. Munsch 
  20. The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket
  21. Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish
  22. Holes by Louis Sacher
  23. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer Stone by J.K. Rowling
  24. Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg
  25. Thank you, Mr. Falker by Patricia Polacco