Our Summer Reading Shelves

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

Read Aloud

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.

My Shelf

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?

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