To help keep your kids both entertained and reading during the summer we offer the following book recommendations. The first one is mostly for parents. The other two are fun reads for older elementary school children.
So, What Can Kids Do in the Summertime? by Lorraine J. Alldredge is a book for parents to help make the most of summer, and the rest of the year, so that the family can learn and make memories together.
Summer Reading Is Killing Me! #7 (Time Warp Trio) by Jon Scieszka is for kids 8 – 12 years old. The story is about 3 friends; Sam, Fred, and Joe (the Time Warp Trio) who find themselves face-to-face, so to speak, with a giant chicken who is considering them as its dinner entree. This is the result of Fred putting their school’s summer reading list in The Book. The book is what has magically transported the boys to the past and the future in previous books. In this book bad characters from literature are trying to do away with good characters and change the stories. The Time Warp Trio has to prevent this and remove the summer reading list from the book so they can return to their own time. There are a lot of literary references that may entice your child to read about those characters. And this book also includes a pretty good reading list at the end.
Werewolves Don’t Go to Summer Camp by Debbie Dadey and Marcia Thorton Jones is for kids 8 – 12 years old. A group of third-graders are greeted at camp by Mr. Jenkins. He doesn’t wear shoes, eats nearly raw hamburgers, avoids lights and campfires, and warns the campers about the legend of a little boy’s disappearance and the howl of a lone wolf. The question is, is Mr. Jenkins a werewolf?