Kids and Summer Reading
Well, the kids are out of school, and now your thoughts have turned to how they’re going to spend their summer. With a ton of warm days ahead, there are plenty of activities to go around— camps, seminars, vacations and more.
That doesn’t mean the ‘book’ learning has to stop though. Here are some fun summer books that will keep them entertained and maybe even teach them a thing or two.
Real Friends by Shannon Hale and illustrated by LeUyen Pham. A shy bookworm as a child, the author recalls her days negotiating a slippery slope of friendships, school bullies and an unpredictable older sister.
The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill. Winner of the 2017 Newbery Award, this book tells the tale of a special girl and the witch who raised her.
The Wolf’s Boy by Susan Williams Beckhorn. Kai, an outcast from his tribe, joins forces with a young wolf to survive the coming Ice Age winter.
The Book of Mistakes by Corinna Luyken. Sometimes the worst blunders can lead to the most amazing things. Join the author as she takes you on an illustrated look at some the biggest mistakes in history and how they turned out.
Step Up to the Plate, Maria Singh by Uma Krishnaswami. It’s 1945, and Maria Singh, the daughter of Indian and Mexican immigrants, dreams of playing softball in the first girls’ team in Yuba City, California. She’ll soon find she has a far greater challenge in front of her. Does she have what it takes to meet it?
So pick up some of these for your kids. There’s still plenty of time to get in some good summer reading!