Bookgroups, classroom readings, read-alouds, book clubs- these are all wonderful ways to share the reading experience with friends, family and peers. However, sometimes it would be nice to read a book about the same topic, but perhaps with everyone reading a book geared toward their own age or “just right” book. It gives parents and children or teachers and students a shared learning experience, but lets everyone bring something different to a discussion of “what I’m reading.”
With this is mind, we’ve come up with some Book Pairings (one adult book and one kid book about the same topic, or by the same author) and Book Flights (something for everyone at different reading ages, including a read-aloud for the whole family or classroom, about the same topic). Enjoy!