Encouraging Early Literacy and Children's Creativity
Popsicles, Long Bike Rides, Swimming
Surviving the northern wilderness
and outsmarting older brothers…
When it’s so hot popsicles melt to sticky sweetness or rainy days mean no bikes, no swimming, what do you do?
The adventurer, the restless traveler, the hero will pick up a book….and read.
Where to start?
Clare, age 12:
My Side of the Mountain is an enchanting tale of a boy who gets tired of the city and runs away to the northern wilderness to avoid the pollution and the traffic. I liked this book because the boy has a pet hawk.
The Hatchet is a tale about a boy whose plane crashes and he has to survive the Canadian wilderness. I like the fact that he has been challenged.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Cabin Fever is a story of middle school-aged Gregory and his hardships with his stupid brothers. I liked this book because Greg is awesome and I’m in middle school.
Mikaela, age 10:
The Tale of Despreraux tells the tales of a little mouse and his friends and they go on lots of adventures together. I liked when Despreraux rescues the princess.
This book is about orphans who have lots of adventures. My favorite part was when they put mice traps in holes.
Kyle, age 8:
The Eye of the Unicorn is about some men who hunt a unicorn and a girl tries to protect it. My favorite part is when the unicorn tries to protect itself and stabs someone with its horn.
Zeke, age 2:
Zeke loves trains, trucks and anything that will “Go! Go! Go!”
His two favorite reads are The Giant Nursery Book of Things That Go
and Thomas and the School Trip.
*Note: The Giant Nursery Book of Things That Go is a wonderful book that once belonged to Zeke’s grandfather. If you can’t find this title, I would recommend The Big Book of Things That Go. It’s another fun book your toddler is sure to love.
Now it’s your turn. What books are you reading this summer?
Happy reading and enjoy all of your adventures.