My children love to read (and be read to), so getting them to read books in the summertime is not a difficult thing. But new books are always exciting, and I wanted to expand their reading selections a little bit. So the last day of school my children came home to find…their very own book nook! I rearranged some of our shelves a little bit, so each child has a cubby to store their books and reading logs in. I gave each child a few novels to try, as well as a non-fiction book and a poetry book.
Here is what you will currently find on their shelves.
Anwyn (10 years old)
It’s Raining Pigs & Noodles by Jack Prelutsky (poetry)
National Geographic 2016 Kids Almanac (non-fiction)
The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan (Book 1 in the Percy Jackson series)
The 39 Clues: The Sword Thief (she is currently on book 3 of this series)
Everest series: The Contest by Gordon Korman
The Misadventures of Maude March by Audrey Couloumbis
Lily (7 years old)
Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein (poetry)
Horse Heroes: Magic Tree House Fact Tracker by Mary Pope Osborne (non-fiction)
The Absent Author by Ron Roy (A to Z mysteries)
Ruby the Red Fairy by Daisy Meadows (Rainbow Fairies series)
Amber Brown is not a Crayon by Paula Danziger
Annie and Snowball and the Dress-up Birthday by Cynthia Rylant
Clementine by Sara Pennypacker
Zach (5 years old): he is not yet reading independently, although we are making great progress in his reading lessons. Summertime is a great time to re-read our favorite picture books, so I checked out some classics that we love. Here are just a few currently on his shelf.
Actual Size by Steve Jenkins (non-fiction)
Little Pea by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf
Bark, George by Jules Feiffer
The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson
Ralph S. Mouse by Beverly Cleary: Lily, Zach, and I are reading this book together
Magic Elizabeth by Norma Kassirer: Anwyn and Lily and I are reading this together. This was my favorite book as a young girl, so it is fun to share it with my own girls now.
A Red Herring Without Mustard by Alan Bradley (the third Flavia de Luce mystery)
Who Really Cares: America’s Charity Divide: Who Gives, Who Doesn’t, and Why It Matters by Arthur C. Brooks
What books are on your reading shelves this summer?