The same two teachers I mentioned in my last post pointed me to the Lazy Readers’ Book Club! I love the premise of this site (as stated on the home page):
As teachers, parents or whatever state we find ourselves in, we often cannot find time to read for fun, and I think it is important that our children see us reading for pleasure. Therefore, each month I provide book recommendations that are quick and easy to read for personal pleasure. I try not to include any books over 250 pages, and I always include books written for a variety of ages (don’t be shy about reading kids’ books, though; they are my favorites because they generally have shorter chapters, bigger print and colorful pictures).
This site is fantastic because you can find books for all ages, quick book reviews and ideas and links to Amazon to purchase the recommended books. Since there are only a few days of January left over, how about fitting Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs onto your read aloud list this week (this is book number 8 on Danny’s January lazy readers list).
Plus you can feel good about purchasing the books on Danny’s list since all of the proceeds from books purchased through the Amazon links on the site are donated to BookEnds–a non-profit literacy organization that aims to increase community literacy and access to books.
Off to be a lazy reader!