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Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Summer Reading
My Best Girl started feeling sick Sunday night, and by Monday morning, I suspected strep throat. We were supposed to go to my parents' house for the day and night, but the sickness left us home bound (my almost two-year-old nephew is with parents so we were very disappointed, but smart enough to keep our germs at home). My Best Girl didn't feel like doing much, but my Favorite Boy needed some activities other than video games and television. Thankfully, his summer reading filled a big chunk of the day.

My Favorite Boy prefers nonfiction, primarily sports books. Our library's summer reading program encourages the kids to explore variety of genres, so I am excited to report that he is reading some fiction this summer. Some of his favorites this week are Holes by Louis Sachar (which he devoured in a few hours) and books by Andrew Clements like The Report Card. He still has quite a few nonfiction books in his pile, but I am glad he is finding some fiction to enjoy.

Although my Best Girl didn't want to read much today, she is enjoying books this summer as well. She really likes Amelia Bedelia, and she has found a nonfiction series to explore. The Wonder Books are leveled readers that cover a variety of topics and include beautiful photographs. My Best Girl has always preferred that I read to her (even with books she can read on her own). I am glad she is excited to be the reader, and I am thankful that the library program encourages her to do that!

We are having lots of fun this summer, and I am glad books are a part of that. To find out what other kids are reading, be sure to check out the Kid Picks at 5 Minutes for Books today!

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At June 14, 2011 8:03 AM, Blogger Jennifer, Snapshot said...

Andrew Clements is awesome.

Did you see the suggestion that Amy left on my blog right after your comment? It was some sort of baseball/time travel sort of series. I thought of your boy.

Summer reading programs really are the best.

 
At June 14, 2011 9:37 AM, Blogger Carrie said...

I'm looking forward to the time when the humor in Amelia Bedelia is more apparent to my kids. I'm holding off until I'm quite sure they'll "get" it. That'll be a fun day!

 
At June 14, 2011 11:47 AM, Anonymous Nancy@5M4B said...

Alex read Amelia Bedelia in class this past year and they all really enjoyed it. I hope your daughter feels better soon! Being sick in the summer is a drag.

 
At June 14, 2011 12:25 PM, Blogger morninglight mama said...

I'm with Carrie-- LOVE Amelia Bedelia, but it's just no fun if you have to explain every word play and misunderstanding. Soon, I think my two younger ones will get it.

And, I second Jennifer's statement about Clements- my son was given one of his books in first grade to read, and he's loved the author ever since!

 

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