When they read a non fiction book, they are reading for information and to answer specific questions they may have. Reading a non fiction text requires different strategies as a reader ( looking at charts/graphs/sidebars/photos). By reading a chapter book, students are developing their stamina as a reader and delving into more complicated story lines and character development. And, then of course, they read everybody books. You see, our Everybody books are truly for Everybody. Everybody books have illustrations that correlate with the story line. But they are so much more than just a picture book. They not only entertain us, but allow us to look deeply at the author's craft and evaluate great writing.
When your child brings home their library books, talk with them about the types of books they have. Ask them to explain why we read different books and how these books enhance learning and thinking.