May is “Get caught reading month,” a nationwide campaign to remind people of all ages how much fun it is to read!
“Because of research indicating that early language experience actually stimulates a child’s brain to grow and that reading to children gives them a huge advantage when they start school, we hope to encourage people of all ages to enjoy books and magazines and to share that pleasure with the young children in their lives.”
At MindWare, we share this passion for education and reading. In fact, we offer lots of fun, educational games that promote reading skills. But we also offer books that are just plain fun to read!
Doyle and Fossey: Drake Doyle and Nell Fossey are the sharpest science detectives in fifth grade. Follow their antics through this hilarious chapter book series! Each book features four scientific mystery stories, followed by real-life activities and experiments students can conduct on their own. (Ages 7 and up)
Mysteries of the Universe: Written by a member of Mensa, these hardcover books are jam-packed with the how’s and why’s behind some of the world’s most puzzling phenomena. (Ages 10 and up)
Meg Mackintosh Mysteries: Kids will love solving mysteries alongside savvy, diligent super sleuth Meg Mackintosh. What sets this series apart is how it reveals clues both in the entertaining text and in the illustrations, encouraging kids to pore over details and draw their own conclusions before turning the page. (Ages 7-10)
Choose Your Own Adventure: Choose Your Own Adventure books allow readers to decide on a course of action at critical junctures, determining how the story unfolds. Multiple scenarios encourage repeat reads to experience how choices impact the main characters and each story’s ultimate outcome. (Ages 9 and up)
What book will you be caught reading this month?