It’s good for all children to be able to relate to the characters in the books they read. They can more easily understand themselves and those round them. This is as true for a gifted child as it is for any other child. In fact, it might be more helpful for gifted children to read children’s books with gifted characters since they so often feel different and misunderstood. Here are some books for kids of various ages that have characters and themes that gifted children can relate to. Archibald Frisby is wonderful for very young kids while Harry Potter has characters that represent the different types of gifted kids.
[AMAZONPRODUCTS ASIN=”0374404364″ desc=”1″]This book is an easy reader that is sure to appeal to all gifted children, but particularly those who prefer to read a book during recess rather than play basketball. Archibald is a young gifted child whose idea of fun is to read and learn about science. His mother, however, worries about him and sends him to camp to have “real” fun. His fellow campers and his mother learn that science is fun. It’s never too early for gifted children to see kids like them represented in books. For ages 5-9[/AMAZONPRODUCTS]
[AMAZONPRODUCTS ASIN=”0142400580″ desc=”1″]However, T.D. is more than just a young con-artist; he also uses his intelligence to help his friends (and some adults) solve their problems and face their fears. Although he loves money, he loves people more. For ages 8 – 12.
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[AMAZONPRODUCTS ASIN=”0142408883″]Leroy Brown, aka Encyclopedia Brown, is Idaville neighborhood’s ten-year-old star detective. With an uncanny knack for trivia, he solves mysteries for the neighborhood kids through his own detective agency. But his dad also happens to be the chief of the Idaville police department, and every night around the dinner table, Encyclopedia helps him solve his most baffling crimes. And with ten confounding mysteries in each book, not only does Encyclopedia have a chance to solve them, but the reader is given all the clues as well. Interactive and chock full of interesting bits of information—it’s classic Encyclopedia Brown! For ages 8 – 12
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[AMAZONPRODUCTS ASIN=”059035342X” desc=”1″]For ages 9 and up.
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[AMAZONPRODUCTS ASIN=”1439243808″ desc=”1″]For ages 10 and up
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[AMAZONPRODUCTS ASIN=”1250153271″]This book is one of the all-time favorites of gifted children. And it’s small wonder since it has a little bit of everything — time/space travel, a unique family, and the lesson that friendship and love are greater forces than those trying to destroy them. On the surface it is a coming of age story of a young girl, Meg, but it is also full of action. For ages 10-14.
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