Summer Reading

July 3, 2012

Lipari, Sicily, June 2012

What's on your list? 

Right now Camille is in love with all of Arnold Lobel's books. Anyone have suggestions for similar reading material for a newly independent reader? So many of the more modern series are pretty flat or boring. Not that Frog and Toad are the most lively of characters, but they do have some mildly entertaining quirks and escapades. I think we need to pull out some of our favorite Cynthia Rylant reads for her. I remember having similar struggles with finding books at this stage of reading with Noah, but it is certainly exciting to see Camille's astonishment and thrill at being able to "read it all in my head!". Noah is back to studying his well-loved Science Rocks  and Kid Concoction books for summer experiment ideas. I am savoring Anthill with all of its Southern flavor, swampy adventures, and crawling critters. We just finished doing a family read aloud of Edward Tulane and are now starting The Mysterious Benedict Society. 

Here are a few things on the reading list for this summer, but would love to add to it, so please share your lists, too!

Adult Reading List
Founding Gardeners
Washington DC with Kids
Bringing Up Bebe 
How To Be An American Housewife
It Looked Different On The Model

Kid List
The Secret of the Fortune Wookiee 
The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe
Madeline At The White House 
The LEGO Idea Book
This is Washington, DC
Susan said...

How about the George and Martha books by James Marshall? I can't remember whether those are at about the same level as the Frog and Toad.

Kristen said...

Is she up to reading Junie B Jones? The character herself is a first grader and the books are totally hysterical. Both my kids read just about every single one the summer before starting 1st grade, kinda like some sort of research and discovery project about what to expect LOL!

Dim Sum, Bagels, and Crawfish said...

Yep...big fans of George, Martha, and Junie B here, too! Thanks for the reminders since those really would be perfect summer reads for Camille.

Anonymous said...

We tried Judson on the Starcatcher series but he didn't seem to like it. He is enjoying some Roald Dahl books. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and James and the Giant Peach.

Ansley is struggling to find things she can understand. (she does have some issues with auditory processing that seem to hinder her reading comprehension) Right now she is reading some Magic Treehouse books and Laura Ingalls Wilder (the first chapter books) I will check out some of the ones you suggested too.


Anonymous said...

Ron Roy has a Capital Mysteries series that is based in Washington, D.C. I've never read them but my son enjoyed the A-Z Mysteries by the same author.
Tara in Florida

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