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Reluctant Readers – Every Kid Needs a Hero in Their Life

Classroom resources New Zealand (nationwide)

Posted: 31 August 2017
Notice reference #: 1H9eQ5

What better hero than their own mum or dad! To be able to read a book to or with a child is an amazing way to bond with kids especially if the child can relate to the story.

There are not enough kiwi based kids books available in NZ. These books are aimed at kids up to the age of 7-8 years, especially young boys who are often reluctant readers. Already in a number of rural schools, the feedback has been amazing and engaging kids to write their own versions. They are written by Peter Hills who featured on Country Calendar on 27 August, 2017.

The books are titled Me and Dad. A catchy title yes, grammatically incorrect, yes. But nowhere throughout the text is this phrase used, it is always Dad and I. If you are looking for books to encourage kids to read, these are the books to do it. They feature sheep, possums, pigs, deer, milk tankers, tractors, bees, horses, fishing, tree houses and every other think kiwi kids enjoy in the great outdoors.

There are twelve titles with many more to come, every one an adventure. Some of the books also come with conservation messages, such as saving streams, protecting bees and generally caring for animals. Written with a little kiwi humour the author has been likened to the kids version of Barry Crump. The books are offered at a discount rate by the author to schools and there is no minimum purchase conditions. The author is available as time allows to visit schools. They really are a great read, written in simple terms and every day speak, at the same time becoming a teaching aid. In short if you want a class engrossed with reading then these books are just the thing.

Further information

Contact: Peter Hills

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