I really enjoyed our SCBWI meeting tonight. Helen Newton put together a very interesting presentation on what kids are reading at various grade levels. She also gave us a handout with lists of books that are most requested or award winners. I found all this very helpful.
Apparently, there is a need for nonfiction for struggling readers. I'd like to find out more about this. My son was a struggling reader when he was young, so I have some experience with this problem. I would love to write some books that appeal to these kids.