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5 Tips to Celebrate National Family Literacy Month

Whether it’s your toddler mesmerized by the pictures and activities of “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” or his Grandpa getting lost in the mysteries of a John Grisham novel, a love for books is timeless and shared across all generations. Nothing beats curling up with a good book and exploring the countless possibilities of worlds both


Celebrate Halloween with this Mystery Booklist for Grades 3 through 7

Spooky. Ghostly. Eerie. Enchanting. The Halloween season sparks imagination, creativity and a sense of wonder in children of all ages. Holidays and traditions are a great opportunity to build upon the imagination and make reading fun.
Taken from the Kumon Recommended Reading List, this collection of books possesses strong literary merit with supernatural, mysterious, and

Floating Books

Kumon Staff Pick: My Father’s Dragon

RRL Title: My Father’s Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett
Readers between 3rd and 5th grade
Why do you personally enjoy this book?
My Father’s Dragon is a fantastic tale that, although it sounds as if it might be scary, is actually quite comical and up-lifting. The illustrations are beautifully done, especially the map inside

Elementary kids outside

Kumon Staff Pick: Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

RRL Title: Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor
Readers between 5th and 8th grade
Why do you personally enjoy this book?
I first read Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry when I was in seventh grade, and it still resonates with me as an adult. The story takes place in