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Book Selections for a Spring Break sleepover – 04/06/12

Posted on: Friday, April 6th, 2012

A few weeks ago, our blog suggested a sleepover to keep the kids busy for a night during Spring Break.  If you’re planning a sleepover (Spring Break or some other time) here are some book suggestions that will help with activities.

Henry and Mudge and the Big Sleepover by Cynthia Rylant is for kids age 5 and up.  “Henry and Mudge are going to a sleepover at Patrick’s house! There’s pizza and popcorn, games and monster movies…and Mudge even has his own sleeping bag (he’s too big to share Henry’s). But will anyone at this sleepover ever get to sleep?”  Review from Amazon.

Sleepover Party Mad Libs by Roger Price for kids age 8 and up.  This is the classic Mad Lib book customized for sleepovers.  Besides being fun to play the kids get a chance to practice  the parts of speech.  Another opportunity for the kids to learn while they’re having fun.

Sleepovers by Jacqueline Wilson.  “Amy, Bella, Chloe, Daisy and Emily are friends at school and have their own Alphabet Club — look at their initials! Daisy is the newest member and is desperate to fit in, even though Chloe is sometimes unfriendly towards her. Throughout the school year, the girls plan ever more elaborate sleepovers. Daisy is dreading the time when her turn comes as she doesn’t know what her friends will make of sleeping over at her home, with her rather special older sister. The story is both a superb handling of both the complexities of young, female friendship, and the joys and problems of having a sister with learning disabilities.”  Review from Amazon.

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