Happy Roald Dahl Day today! Celebrated on his birthday, Roald Dahl Day remembers the British author often called "one of the greatest storytellers for children of the 20th century." Dahl once said, "I have a passion for teaching kids to become readers, to become comfortable with a book, not daunted. Books shouldn't be daunting, they should be funny, exciting and wonderful; and learning to be a reader gives a terrific advantage.”
Among his extensive works are such Mighty Girl favorites as "Matilda" (http://www.amightygirl.com/matilda-1) and "The BFG" (http://www.amightygirl.com/the-bfg) – both are highly recommended for readers 7 to 12.
To learn about our favorite Mighty Girl stories that celebrate the love of reading and the value that books bring to our lives -- as well as guides for parents on fostering a love of reading in your kids -- visit our post: "Mighty Girl Stories about Books, Libraries, and Literacy" at http://www.amightygirl.com/blog?p=4517