April 4, 2012

Avid Reader Interviews (Find out what children like to read)

I am very excited to present to you my first group of avid reader interviews. This is something that I've been planning for a long time. I believe the best way to find out what children like to read and ultimately what to write, is to observe, interview, and acknowledge their reading preferences. To start, I'd like to welcome 12 year old Eric, 9 year old Sophie and 7 year old Abbey.  
Name: Eric
Age: 12
What are you currently reading? I am Number Four

How many books have you read? 100+

Have you read a book that you just couldn't put down, if so, what was it called?

The Ishmael series, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, and the Alex Rider series.

Do you have a favourite series? The Ishmael series

Who are your favourite authors? Jeff Kinney, and Michael Gerard Bauer
  

Which genre do you like to read the most? Action/Comedy

If you could turn any of your favourite books into a movie, which would it be?
It would be the Ishmael series.

Name:  Sophie

Age: 9

Favourite Book:  Matilda by Roald Dahl.

Why do you like it? Because it's interesting and fun to read.

Who are your favourite authors? Emily Rodda and Roald Dahl.

Which genre do you like to read the most? Fiction and fantasy quests.


 
Name: Abbey.

Age: 7

Favourite Book: Ella Kazzo Will Not Brush Her Hair.


What do you like about the 'Ella Kazoo' books?

Ella Kazoo is funny. 

Who's your favourite book character? Ella Kazoo's Mum.


What would you like to read next? Ella Kazzo Will Not Go To Bed.


What would make a good sequel? Ella Kazoo Will Not Eat Vegetables or Ella Kazoo Will Not Go To School.

6 comments:

Julie Hedlund said...

What a great idea for a series. From the horse's mouth, as they say...

Renee Taprell said...

Hi Julie,
I love observing and chatting to kids about what they like to read. It gives a fascinating insight to writing for a particular age group/ target audience.

DimbutNice said...

This is a great post Renee. Your blog dropped off my follow list for some reason, hence my delay in replying; that and a lot of dedication to Easter. Loved hearing what our 'real' audience had to say!! Thanks.

Renee Taprell said...

Hey Dimity,
It'll be interesting to discover what younger children (2-5 years)like to read also.

Charmaine Clancy said...

These are great interviews!
Wagging Tales

Renee Taprell said...

Thanks Charmaine,
They're just short and sweet;more like a mini interview.