Hi to all members of The Estella Society. I am one of your supporters all the way from the Land Down Under. I want to get your suggestions on how to instill the love of reading to my nine-year-old son. Growing up, I made sure that we read to him children’s stories and nursery rhymes. And I could see that he had come to love his books. When he is not playing with his toys, he would ask me to read his favorite books to him or he was content to just turn the pages of his books and look at the pictures. He loves reading his favorite books but I want him to read other books too. He loves his Roald Dahl books like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The BFG, The Twits, and George’s Marvelous Medicine. But the thing is, he has read these books about a hundred times over and I myself have memorized the stories by heart already. I have bought all the Harry Potter books and Narnia collection hoping that he would find these interesting. I really want to encourage him to read other books. Do you have other suggestions or recommendations for books for his age? Or any tips and ideas on how I can get him to read other books aside from our Roald Dahl collection? I have browsed through your suggested lists of children’s books but there were none for his age range yet. I hope you can help me out as I really want my son to be well versed in different kinds of books. I believe it is a great way to learn and to develop his character as an individual person. I look forward to that time when we would be sharing books with each other.
I also want to take this opportunity to thank The Estella Society for spreading the love of books and reading to everyone.
-Anna from Melbourne