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The Magic Repair Shop will cast a spell on your middle-grade reader

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Reading is fundamental. Anyone who watched television in the 1980s remembers RIF’s PSA encouraging young people to read. The biggest hurdle to getting children to read is finding something that they actually want to read. There are many iterations of this quote, but the message is the same regardless of the attribution—if you don’t like to read, you haven’t found the right book. So what is an adult to do when confronted with a reluctant reader? Take solace in recent Kids & Families Report that found 70 percent of kids want to read something that makes them laugh and 54 percent want to read books that let them use their imagination. Isn’t that amazing? Who would have thought that kids…

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