Monday, September 20, 2010
Elementary, my dear-Ask a Librarian
School librarians are wonderful.
But most are not reading experts
(I am still looking for reading
experts who work mostly with
kids with autism, write in! but
and are often reluctant to make
book recommendations for my
boy with autism.
So instead, I ask for specific
types of books,
like books with picture support.
Here's a book list from a
wonderful Elementary School
librarian of books with strong
Black Lagoon Adventures
a school based series
SWAT Secret World Adventure Team
The Adventures of Uncle Stinky/Rumble
My boy enjoyed the Mercy Watson series,
very easy, heavily illustrated books
with lots of funny stuff and very short
chapters. That pig loves her toast.
He tolerated the Stink books in 2nd
and 3rd grade.
I've thumbed through SWAT
and found the concept too confusing
and saw nothing that would grab his
attention in the Black Lagoon.
Uncle Stinky is unknown to me.
But any of these may be just
right for your kid, if you're
looking for more books with
Caveat: always check out the
book to make sure the
illustrations match the text.
Pictures that don't match
distract instead of support.
Enjoy your toast,