Fun, creative way to get your child interested in a book

Does your child reject your book recommendations? Or not have much interest in reading? Julie Schoerke, a publicist for books, including teen fiction, has an absolutely wonderful, creative way that she gets her daughter into books.

Julie’s daughter loves to read–but she doesn’t want to hear any of Julie’s book recommendations. So, when Julie finds a book she thinks her daughter will really like, she mails the book to her anonymously, in a manila envelope. Her daughter has no idea who sends her the books–some mysterious benefactor–and the books go on to be her favorites, ones she reads over and over!

Isn’t that such a creative and wonderful way to sneak good books into your child’s life (or a child you love)? I can remember the thrill of getting a letter or something special in the mail as a child (actually, I still get that thrill), and for a book lover, this is perfect. It may even entice a reluctant reader to read a book.

I remember someone else telling me how she’d leave books lying around, and her daughter would pick them up.

Anyone else have any tips on how to get your child to read?




photo: This Is A Wake Up Call @ Flickr

About Cheryl Rainfield

I write the books I needed and couldn't find as a teen. I write teen fiction--paranormal fantasy and gritty realistic fiction. I'm the author of SCARS (WestSide Books, 2010) #1 ALA QuickPicks, and Governor General Literary Award Finalist, HUNTED (WestSide Books, Oct 2011), STAINED (Harcourt, 2013), The Last Dragon (HIP Books, Sept 2009), and Walking Both Sides (HIP Books, 2011). I also enjoy drawing, surfing the web, connecting with people I like, doing crafts, and being with my dog.
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