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Become a Holiday Reading Champion


With colder temperatures comes school vacation and a time for students (and parents!) to unwind a little bit. Here at AJ Tutoring we love using this time to plan some fun activities or curl up with a great book. If your “To Be Read” shelf is a little out of control like ours is, or you want your student to read more and don’t know where to start, look no further than these AMAZING recommendations from our staff!

Kristy Stebbins recommended some great classics like Little Women, The Hobbit, and The Princess Bride!

David Griswold has a personal favorite that is a wonderful way to get students introduced to the beautiful world of poetry…Shel Silverstein! 

Kaitlyn Norman thinks that building an amazing cardboard or blanket fort is a prerequisite for some winter time reading. She personally loves Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine, and Peter Pan by JM Barrie!

Rachel Dwinal loves to curl up with hot cocoa and old movies during this time of year, or maybe check out Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro and The Sympathizer by Viet Than Nguyen.

Katie Simoneau recommends checking out The Witch Boy, an incredible graphic novel for teens who are reluctantly into reading. “Any reading is reading,” they said and added fun recommendations such as the William Shakespeare’s Star Wars series!

Brandon Uenaka has a long list of personal favorites but right at the top are Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan and The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S Lewis!

Tomas Alvarez recommended The Librarian and the Robbers by Margaret Mahy or Witches by Roald Dahl.

Whether your student loves fantasy, science fiction, or is just starting to develop their interest in reading outside of school, set them up with an amazing tutor today who can help nurture that love of reading!


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