Episode 23: Should I discourage ‘easy’ reading?

March 23, 2023

In episode 23 of the Your Kid’s Next Read podcast:

What should you do when young readers insist on reading books you think are too ‘easy’ for them? Megan and Allison look at whether to discourage ‘easy’ reading and encourage more challenging books, or not. Plus, Megan answers questions about becoming a teacher-librarian, and Allison has tips for kids looking for ideas for their own stories.

Books we mention

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Bookmail and TBR pile

‘There’s a Ghost in This House’ by Oliver Jeffers.

‘The Last Kids on Earth and the Doomsday Race’ by Mac Brallier. Illustrated by Douglas Holgate.

‘The Amazing Meals of Martha Maloney’ by Margaret Wild and Dan Wild. Illustrated by Donna Rawlins.

More spooky Halloween reads here.

Quick tips

Where to find ideas for your writing by Kate Simpson

Students Need School Libraries



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Should I discourage easy reading?