Summer Reading

As I mentioned at the beginning of the summer break, I expect the kids to read during the summer to keep their brains active.  We got the Barnes and Noble summer reading forms and started keeping track.  Since Barnes and Noble required 8 books to be read, that is what I required too.  I told the kids if they read 8 books, they would get a free book from Barnes and Noble’s list and would get to pick out a free book from me as well. 

On Monday, we traveled to Barnes and Noble to get our books.  After we were there for a bit, I overheard our son, Bennett, say, “This is my favorite store.  I could spend all day in here!”  My heart swelled to hear that because I feel the same way.  I LOVE bookstores and libraries!  After over an hour, everyone had their picks and we headed for the checkout.  I’m not sure who was more excited, the kids over getting new books or me watching their excitement!  I am so proud that our kids love to read!

If you are looking for some great books for your kids, all the books come highly recommended for kids their age!  Here is what they read this summer:

Patrick, Age 11 – 6th Grade
SLAM DUNK by Matt Christopher
HOT SHOT by Matt Christopher
LONG-ARM QUARTERBACK by Matt Christopher
DOUBLE PLAY AT SHORT by Matt Christopher
LAWN BOY by Gary Paulsen
BIG NATE by Lincoln Peirce
BIG NATE STRIKES AGAIN by Lincoln Peirce
BIG NATE FROM THE TOP by Lincoln Peirce

Bennett, Age 10 – 5th Grade
HARRIS AND ME by Gary Paulsen
TROUBLE WITH CHICKENS by Doreen Cronin
LAWN BOY by Gary Paulsen
LAWN BOY RETURNS by Gary Paulsen
BIG NATE by Lincoln Peirce
BIG NATE STRIKES AGAIN by Lincoln Peirce
BIG NATE FROM THE TOP by Lincoln Peirce
THE STRANGE CASE OF ORIGAMI YODA by Tom Angleberger

Reagan, Age 6 – 1st Grade
SAVING SHADOW by Dara Dokas
CLASS MOM by Margaret McNamara
JELLY BEANS AND THE BIG CAMP KICKOFF by Nate Evans
A BALLOON FOR ISABEL by Deborah Underwood
THE PRINCESS AND THE POTTY by Wendy Cheyette Lewison
RAINBOW MAGIC: A FAIRY BALLET by Daisy Meadows
RAINBOW MAGIC: THE RAINBOW FAIRIES by Daisy Meadows
DORA’S BOOK OF MANNERS by Christine Ricci
Reagan read lots of other books beside these eight this summer.  She is such a little reader!

Now these are the books we got free and purchased from Barnes and Noble:

LITTLE LUCY by Ilene Cooper – Reagan’s
EXTRA CREDIT by Andrew Clements – Free One – Boys’
SUMMER ACCORDING TO HUMPHREY by Betty G. Birney – Free One – Boys’
FRINDLE by Andrew Clements – Boys’
STAR WARS: BEWARE THE DARK SIDE by Simon Beecroft – Boys’
MERCY WATSON THINKS LIKE A PIG by Chris Van Dusen – Free One – Reagan’s
BARBIE I CAN BE A ROCKSTAR – by Mary Man-Kong – Reagan’s
BIG NATE OUT LOUD by Lincoln Peirce – Boys’
SISTERS OF THE SARI by Brenda L. Baker – For Me!  I had to get one too!!!

Happy Reading!

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