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Reaching Reluctant Readers

Not Every Child is a Born Book Love, But That Doesn't Mean Children Can't Learn to Love Reading

You're never too old or too young to enjoy a great story. With eye-catching covers and introductions written by some of today's most popular children's and young adult authors, the Puffin Classics line is a wonderful choice for any young reader. Return to these treasured tales or indulge in them for the first time. Choose a classic you loved when you were young and share it with your child—taking turns reading chapters can be an enjoyable and rewarding experience for you both! Remember to pause and prompt your child's reading comprehension skills with questions about plot, setting, characters, and vocabulary.


Dragonbreath Dragonbreath: Curse of the Were-wiener
Dragonbreath: Attack of the Ninja Frogs Dragonbreath: Lair of the Bat Monster
Devour graphic novels It's not easy for Danny Dragonbreath to be the sole mythical creature in a school for reptiles and amphibians—especially because he can't breathe fire like other dragons. Using a hybrid of comic-book panels and text, author Ursula Vernon has created an irresistible set of characters with a penchant for getting themselves into sticky situations. It's perfect for both the classroom and fun summer reading selections.
  • Dragonbreath by Ursula Vernon
  • Dragonbreath: Curse of the Were-wiener by Ursula Vernon
  • Dragonbreath: Attack of the Ninja Frogs by Ursula Vernon
  • Dragonbreath: Lair of the Bat Monster by Ursula Vernon


Zombiekins Time Warp Trio #1
Live to laugh
  • Zombiekins by Kevin Bolger
  • Time Warp Trio #1 by Jon Scieszka


George Brown, Class Clown Sir Fartsalot Hunts the Booger
Thinks farts and burps are hysterical
  • The George Brown, Class Clown series by Nancy Krulik
  • Sir Fartsalot Hunts the Booger by Kevin Bolger


Chocolate Fever
Love Chocolate
  • Chocolate Fever by Robert Kimmel Smith


Zorgamazoo Knucklehead: Tall Tales and Almost True Stores of Growing Up Scieszka
Enjoy a little nonsense
  • Zorgamazoo by Robert Paul Weston
  • Knucklehead: Tall Tales and Almost True Stores of Growing Up Scieszka by Jon Scieszka


Alex Rider Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer
Love action movies and crime shows
  • The Alex Rider series by Anthony Horowitz
  • Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer by John Grisham


Ranger's Apprentice Redwall
Are into sword fighting and combat
  • The Ranger's Apprentice series by John Flanagan
  • The Redwall series by Brian Jacques


Merlin's Dragon Book 1 Merlin's Dragon Book 5
Are intrigued by dragons and magic
  • The Merlin's Dragon series by T.A. Barron


Chronicles of Vladimir Tod
Like horror flicks
  • The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod series by Heather Brewer


Heat
Are obsessed with baseball
  • Heat by Mike Lupica


Code Talker: A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two
Like history and war stories
  • Code Talker: A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two by Joseph Bruchac


Hero
Wish for superpowers
  • Hero by Mike Lupica