Learn to Read with Books They Love

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Sometimes it is difficult to teach a child to read if they are so NOT interested.

What we did for our boy was to find books he LOVED to read

The first book ever read together for us was Origami Yoda

In this funny, uncannily wise portrait of the dynamics of a sixth-grade class and of the greatness that sometimes comes in unlikely packages, Dwight, a loser, talks to his classmates via an origami finger puppet of Yoda. If that weren t strange enough, the puppet is uncannily wise and prescient. Origami Yoda predicts the date of a pop quiz, guesses who stole the classroom Shakespeare bust, and saves a classmate from popularity-crushing embarrassment with some well-timed advice. Dwight s classmate Tommy wonders how Yoda can be so smart when Dwight himself is so clueless. With contributions from his puzzled classmates, Tommy assembles this first case file in the blockbuster bestselling Origami Yoda series, written by Tom Angleberger, author of “Star Wars: Return of the Jedi: Beware the Power of the Dark Side,” and hailed by “School Library Journal “as honest, funny, and immensely entertaining. Read More…

There is a box set too.

This book was awesome and the best part our son was interested in reading. For Bigger kids in reading but awesome to read to a small child who loves Yoda and funny stories.

  • Age Range: 8 – 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 – 7

We read this Origami Yoda together as he was way to small to read this by himself.


The trick into getting a child to read is to give them something they love to read.

The 13-Story Treehouse

This book our son can read by himself now. He is 8 and in Year 1 of school.

He was given these books as a present from his cousins and when we started to read he has not been able to put it down…He Loves Them – they are funny and silly which is what amuses him the most.

Andy and Terry live in a treehouse. But it’s not just any old treehouse, it‘s the most amazing treehouse in the world! Read More..

This treehouse has thirteen stories, a bowling alley, a see-through swimming pool, a secret underground laboratory, and a marshmallow machine that follows you around and automatically shoots marshmallows into your mouth whenever you are hungry.

Life would be perfect for Andy and Terry if it wasn’t for the fact that they have to write their next book, which is almost impossible because there are just so many distractions, including thirteen flying cats, giant bananas, mermaids, a sea monsters pretending to be mermaids, enormous gorillas, and dangerous burp gas-bubblegum bubbles!

Join the fun with The 13-Story Treehouse by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton. This title has Common Core connections.

It is such a special moment in parenting when you are listening to your child read to you for the first time.