Recommended Reading for Kids: Island of the Blue Dolphins


Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott Dell, is one of the Reading Kingdom’s recommended reading for kids. Reading expert and Reading Kingdom creator, Dr. Marion Blank explains why:

One of the huge payoffs of novels is their ability to take us to worlds that are far beyond the one we know.

Island of the Blue Dolphins is a superb example of this. Based on a true event, the book tells the story of a teenaged girl and her 7-year-old brother who have been left behind by their tribe. As a result, they spend their days stranded on a deserted island in the middle of nowhere. Their story of survival is filled with adventure and mystery that will appeal to children from fourth grade on up.

Have your children read The Island of the Blue Dolphins? What did they think of the book?

The Island of the Blue Dolphins sits on the shelf of the Reading Kingdom’s “Reading for Kids.” Have a book you think belongs on our shelf? Let us know in the comments below.