Only 28% of 9-year-olds say they love reading. (Scholastic)
I help families build a culture of literature…
But how do you get an uninterested middle-grade student excited about reading?
How do you know which books are capable of enriching your child’s mind and imagination?
And where do you find inspiration for tech-free learning and play?
You know reading is one of the best ways to help them develop personally and academically.
Learn More About Katie
I’ve been a professional writer for over a decade, and I believe we desperately need stories that teach children how to be courageous and brave. After seeing the lack of plot-driven stories and rich, real characters available for young adults, I knew I wanted to improve the selection as a children's fantasy and adventure author.
I’m currently penning an original children’s book series. I also share regular blog posts with imaginative – yet practical – inspiration for parents and educators.
I love working with parents, teachers, home school communities, and schools that recognize and appreciate the role of high-quality literature in educating and nurturing our students. It’s an honor to speak to parent groups and other organizations about encouraging a love and appreciation for reading, even in the most technology-obsessed children.
When I’m not writing, speaking, or losing myself in a good book, you can find me spending time outdoors with my husband, hosting beautiful tea parties for my girlfriends, or tending to my vegetable and flower gardens.
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Supplemental History for Middle Schoolers
Poppies Of Flanders Fields
Resources for parents
5 Tips To Get A Child To Love Reading
Outdoor Activities for Kids
How to Relax like Winnie the Pooh
Brooke Z. M.D., wife and mother
"Katie is a trusted and phenomenal author who can be relied on to provide exciting stories with wonderful messages. Katie's writing has been and will continue to be instrumental in establishing a love for reading and literature in our home."
Susan G., mother and grandmother
"Hands-down, the most enjoyable thing I have done with all my children and grandchildren is to read with them — at naptime or bedtime. There is nothing like holding a book in your hands and sharing an adventure with them. Katie's focus on this passion makes me happy."
"I am so thrilled that Katie Mohar shares this passion by writing her blog and writing new classics for kids."
"I've followed Katie's writing for many years and trust her to bring joy into our home."
"I am so excited to read the new children's book from Katie Mohar. I have two kids and I love to read educational and positive books."
Idevanira S., mother of two
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I created a simple 3-step test to help you quickly and easily decide whether a book is right for your middle schooler. When you’re more selective with your choices, your child will be more engaged and interested in reading!
Book a Speaking Event with Katie
I craft customized talks for parent groups, teacher trainings, and other organizations. I can speak to your group about:
• Getting kids excited about reading
• How to find high-quality books your child or student will love
• The importance of outdoor play
• How to spark your child’s imagination
• The importance of reading for academic and personal success
Speaking engagements are always custom tailored to your group’s needs and interests.