In thinking about the Paxton Hood quote, “Be as careful of the books you read as the company you keep…”, I am reminded how important it is to learn about friends, companions, companionship, and family.
Leveled Reader has selected several books on these important subjects. Not only are they engaging and introduce the subject in an intriguing and varied milieu, but they are leveled for your convenience so you have a better idea of which books would be appropriate to challenge your young reader–and capture their attention and curiosity.
The book, Zelda and Ivy and the Boy Next Door, takes a wry and honest look at the relationships between friends. [Age Level: 5-9 years. Grade Level: 1st-2nd, 2nd-3rd. Leveled Group: L-M.]
For friends of a different sort, the book Tara and Tiree, Fearless Friends, a True Story, is an amazing story of Jim and his two dogs and what happens when Jim falls through the ice on the frozen lake. [Age Level: 5-7. Grade Level: K-1. Leveled Group: E-F.]
The True Story of Owen and Mzee is a story about a young hippopotamus and an old giant tortoise after the 2004 Southeast Asian tsunami. [Age Level: 5-7. Grade Level: K-1. Leveled Group: G-H-I.]
Or how about Henry and Mudge and the Family Trees? This is a story of best friends—Henry and his 180-pound dog—who are going to their first family reunion. [Age Level: 6-8. Grade Level: 1-2. Leveled Group: J-K.]
Or you can choose from the “Friendship” or “Families” subjects yourself by exploring Shop by Subject and exploring the wide variety of popular literature Leveled Reader’s team of educators and other professionals has selected to improve your young reader’s chances for success through improved literacy, piquing curiosity, and exposing them not only to their world, but other worlds.
Quote: “Be as careful of the books you read as the company you keep.” Paxton Hood