In Episode 55, I’m chatting with Anne Driscoll, owner of Branches Books & Gifts in Oakhurst, California.
We talk all things books, including:
Getting the parent and the child on the same when choosing books.
Getting the right books in the hands of each child.
The pros and cons of the reading level system.
Asking for teacher input when choosing a book.
“Let the child read what they want to read” – Anne Driscoll
Why some children at high levels are embarrassed.
AR (Accelerated Reader)
Choosing a book
“I gently try to encourage them to let the child read what they want to read.” Anne Driscoll
Why audio books can be great when a child is struggling with content
- Audio Books: https://libro.fm/branchesbooks
Knowing your child and what books are appropriate
Graphic novels for reluctant readers
Encouraging reluctant readers to choose books with a TV show or movie that might be familiar
“Sometimes parents want to shield their kids from sad stories or tragic endings, but those are the ones that really stick with you.” Audrey Monke
Fostering a love of reading
“One of my favorite things as a parent was when my kids got to an age where I could read my favorite book to them aloud.” Audrey Monke
The importance of reading aloud
Listening or reading a book before your child to be aware of inappropriate content
Why getting into a “don’t read that” mentality isn’t good
Helping children and parents find books that foster a love of reading
Taking the time to get to know the child and their interests and then finding a book
Informing parents about unexpected content that may be in a book a child is requesting
Books We Talked About
Fun Reading Related Websites
IndieBooks – Find your local independent book seller