I had to write a list of books to encourage kids to keep reading during the summer for BookSpring’s June Newsletter. I thought I would go ahead and post it here too.
Summertime means rereading old favorites and finding new books to enjoy. Here are two lists that hopefully include some of your favorites already and some new books to keep your children reading thing summer.
I chose this list of picture books because they either remind me of my librarian or mum reading to me in the summer or are books that I think will captivate children’s imagination. Chloe by Peter McCarty is about the joy of popping bubble wrap It is a book that I think will make kids realize that books and reading can be fun.
Picture Books to Read Summer 2013
1. Press Here – Herve Tullet
2. Jumangi – Chris Van Allsburg
3. This is Not my Hat – Jon Klassen
4. Oh No, George! – Chris Haughton
5. The Paper Bag Princess – Robert Munsch
6. Dragons Love Tacos – Adam Rubin
7. Chole – Peter McCarty
8. Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons – Eric Litwin
9. Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs – Mo Willems
10. The Boy Who Looked Like Abe Lincoln – Mike Reiss
I chose the middle grade readers with something specific in mind. I wanted to give recommendations from different genres to give children a chance to figure out what they like to read. As children start to read by themselves they begin to figure out what is important to them in a book. Giving them a broad spectrum to chose from is important and will encourage them to continue to love reading. Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick is a picture book and a novel combined. There are two stories, one told in words and one in pictures that come together at the end. It is a perfect book for a burgeoning reader.
Chapter Books to Read Summer 2013
1. The Landry News – Andrew Clements
2. Holes – Louis Sachar
3. Anne of Green Gables – L.M. Montgomery
4. Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute (Series) – Jarrett J. Krosoczka
5. The BFG – Roald Dahl
6. When You Reach Me – Rebecca Stead
7. The Graveyard Book – Neil Gaiman
8. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – Ransom Riggs
9. Hoot – Carl Hiaasen
10. Wonderstruck – Brian Selznick