To help keep your kids reading this summer, and to combat that dreaded “summer brain drain” we are recommending a variety of books. One heartwarming, one a little silly and a funny one for the younger kids.
Christian the Lion by Anthony Bourke and John Rendall is for kids age 8 and up. “As Ace and John, two friends, are searching for holiday gifts in London, they come across a lion cub for sale in Harrods, the famous department store! Unable to bear the thought of leaving the cub, Ace and John take him home and name him Christian. After a year of fun and mischief Christian has grown up, and Ace and John realize that their pet needs to be among other lions and deserves to live free, in his natural environment. Luckily, friends help introduce Christian to the African wild.
Christian the Lion tells the riveting true story of one animal’s ability to adapt to life in the wild, and captures the unexpectedly enduring connection between man and animal.” This is a truly heartwarming story and a great read for the kids. Review from Amazon.
Monsters Don’t Scuba Dive (The Adventures of the Bailey School Kids, #14) 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 swimming instructor at Camp Lone Wolf, Nessie McFarland, is anything but normal. And when she’s in her scuba gear, Nessie’s skinny black body, long neck, and little head remind the kids of the great legend of Lock Ness. But Nessie can’t really be a monster, could she?” Review from Amazon.
Dirt on My Shirt: Selected Poems (I Can Read Book 2) by Jeff Foxworthy is for kids age 4 and up. In his bestselling picture book Dirt on My Shirt, Jeff Foxworthy warmed the hearts of kids both big and little. Now, in this I Can Read edition, poems have been hand selected for beginning readers to enjoy. From meeting Auntie Brooke and Uncle Keith to searching for tadpoles and snakes, young readers will love discovering Jeff’s vibrant neighborhood all for themselves.
Filled to the brim with hilarious poems and beautiful art, this book is the perfect addition to any I Can Read library!
About the Author
Jeff Foxworthy is one of the most respected and successful comedians in the country. He is the largest-selling comedy-recording artist in history, a multiple Grammy®Award nominee, and bestselling author of more than twenty-six books. He hosts the hit television show Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?