If you haven't yet visited The Reading Tub, where Easy Readers panelist Terry Doherty is a blogger, then you're missing out on a wealth of reviews, interviews, and extensive book lists organized by age, reading level, and topic–including books for fans of Harry Potter. There's something for every young reader, from babies to teens.
One of our Cybils finalists in the Easy Reader category is Mercy Watson Thinks Like a Pig, by Kate DiCamillo. When Terry reviewed this title, she included the "Little Kid Reaction" (her daughter's) as well as the "Big Kid Reaction"–and both were enthusiastic about the Mercy Watson series and its porcine hero. As well as being fun to read together as a family, it also has some educational applications:
There are a number of themes you can explore: being a good neighbor, caring for pets, being a good pet-owner neighbor, problem solving, loyalty, friendship, and being/getting lost.
Read the full review here.