What if I told you that when I ask young children what their favorite books are, they have difficulty remembering what it is? It is shocking but true. Studies have shown that if you find interesting and compelling material to struggling readers, they will excel in reading. That is why I created, Julieanna's Matchbook. I have a passion for reading and want young children to realize that reading gives you the knowledge to succeed in life. I believe once someone finds their perfect book, they will become an avid reader.
I was the girl who disliked reading. My parents struggled with finding me books that I would love to read until I wanted to see the movie Percy Jackson. My Mom told me the only way we would see it was if I read the book. I completed the book in two days and begged for the second book in the series. I realized then that I loved science fiction, read countless books in the same genre, and pushed myself to find other types of books that I think I might like.
Since discovering my passion for reading, I have completed over 200 hours as a reading mentor to young children at elementary classrooms, public libraries, have donated books in all 50 states, and became an ambassador for Reading is Fundamental. I created this page to help parents explore new ways to help their children enjoy reading. You will find a 3rd and 4th graders survey to help them find their perfect book on this page. I have also posted some of my favorite YouTube videos (https://www.youtube.com/c/JulieannaJacksonMatchbook/videos) linked on this page of myself reading children's books. At the end of every video, I give a fun tip that can help make reading more enjoyable. Reading should be a fun and relaxing environment that will allow children's imaginations to soar.
If you would like for me to read to your classroom (in person or through Zoom), please contact me at JulieannaNjackson@gmail.com.
Julieanna from Julieanna's Matchbook will be reading a fun book from The Cat in the Hat's Learning Library. This book explains how we vote and why we vote.
Reading can take you on a wonderful journey. Today, Julieanna is reading Bug Zoo by Andy Harkness. Watch for a fun tip that will help your child become a reader.
Young readers will roar with excitement as they listen to this retelling of Disney’s The Lion King.
Outside My Window written by Melissa Lagonegro. This is a great Step Into Reading book for your young reader that loves princesses. Watch for a fun tip at the end.
Love is all around Mississippi.This book is written by Wendi Silvano and Illustrated by Joanna Czernichowska. Watch for a fun tip to help your young reader.
Celebrate your young reader's imagination with this Dr. Seuss book that encourages young readers to think!