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5 Tips for Buying the Perfect Book for Kids

Know Your Audience!

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Samantha Hendricks from Schuler Books joined us to talk about Book buying for the younger set. She offered up the following advice.

1 - Think about the child's age level/ reading level. Are they a young advanced reader? A reluctant reader? 

2 - Make note of the things they enjoy reading, and if they aren't big readers maybe something they enjoy doing. A hobby, sport, crafting or gaming. Your local bookstore can help make suggestions based on these. For example a reluctant reader might enjoy Graphic Novels.

3 - A book series is the gift that keeps on giving. Have they started one? Is there one that matches their reading level and topics they'd enjoy? Yes there is, always yes :)

4 - Think about what’s happening in the world. Books are a great portal to bring those worldly issues to them in an age appropriate way.

5 - Ask a bookseller. We have folks here that specialize in different areas and can help you find just the right book.

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