My third (and final) booklist has now been published – and it’s for upper primary students. This is an age when many parents and teachers feel that students can read alone very competently, and so read-alouds often diminish – yet students of this age and older still love being read to.
In addition, at this age, books can often provide a great (and safe) starting point for discussions about values – things that students are now starting to question. In this list I’ve expanded the genres to include fantasy and historical novels, as well as adding in graphic novels for the first time. I’ve also suggested strategies for class read-alouds with students participating by taking on the voice of the characters in the books, and book groups – and some strategies for reading at a time of school closures due to COVID-19.
I hope these book lists are useful – it has been fun putting them together!