Our blog this week provided suggestions to help you pick out books for your kids for their summer reading. Just like adults, kids have their own interests so our book suggestions are all quite different. By reading the summaries of the books with your kids you can help them select what interests them. By selecting their own books to read it not empowers your child to develop independence but it much more likely that they’ll read, comprehend and enjoy their selection.
READS will be on vacation next week so check back in two weeks for next blog and more summer reading book recommendations. Have a happy and safe July 4th holiday.
For Laughing Out Loud: Poems to Tickle Your Funnybone compiled by Jack Prelutsky is for kids in “Grade 1-5– Familiar funny folks who know how to tickle children’s funnybones with silly rhymes are well represented in this high-spirited collection. Prelutsky, who gathered the verses, is here, as are Silverstein, Nash, Viorst, Ciardi, and an array of others, including songster Barry Polisar. Priceman’s pen-and-ink and watercolor illustrations are whimsical, multiethnic, and humorous, adding significantly to the collection’s appeal. Title and author indexes are helpful additions. Loosely arranged by subjects, the short poems take a kid’s-eye view of everything from monsters and table manners (or the lack of) to food and parents. A happy book for all collections. –Lee Bock, Brown County Public Libraries, Green Bay, WI Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc. Review from Amazon.
Werewolves Don’t Go to Summer Camp (Bailey School Kids #2) by Debbie Dadey and Marcia T. Jones is for kids age 7 and up. “The hugely popular early chapter book series re-emerges with a new look! Brand-new eye-catching cover art brings a modern feel to this classic monster series for young readers.
The new director at Camp Lone Wolf seems like a nice guy. But when the kids learn the legend of a local boy who disappeared and the wolf that prowls the campgrounds howling in the night, they start to wonder if Camp Lone Wolf is more than just a name. Mr. Jenkins is covered in hair, eats his meat almost raw, and has an obsession with wolves. But could he really be a werewolf?” Review from Amazon.
The 7 Habits of Happy Kids by Sean Covey is for kids age 4 and up. “For the Seven Oaks friends, there is always something to do. Whether they’re singing along with Pokey Porcupine’s harmonica or playing soccer with Jumper Rabbit, everyone is having fun and learning all sorts of things. These seven stories show how practicing the 7 Habits makes this possible for the whole Seven Oaks Community.
From learning how to take charge of their own lives to discovering how balance is best, the Seven Oaks friends have tons of adventures and find out how each and every kid can be a happy kid!” Review from Amazon.