My blogger friend Gail Terp has a wonderful post on how to find the right books for your child. The first paragraph is posted below along with the link to the full, well written, and helpful article.
Finding the Just-Right Book
The first step to becoming an enthusiastic reader is finding books that excite you. Most kids (and adults) won’t stick with a book that doesn’t interest them, or is too hard. If a book has vocabulary they don’t understand or talks about things they have little interest in, they will become frustrated and probably abandon it.
Our kids need to be matched up with books they WANT to read. Ones that interest them and don’t ask them to work too hard.
This subject, matching books to readers, is a big one. In fact, it’s huge. In this post, I’ll give you a technique, some tips and a few resources. I hope you find them useful.