Saturday, July 9, 2011

All About Summer Reading

I spent the morning at Barnes and Noble. And the afternoon at my local library.

Summer reading programs at both places are huge incentives for my child to read.

I bought her a book for sitting still while I met with a couple of friends at B&N. My only rule was that it needed to be a middle grade novel--something that would challenge her.

She ended up choosing two books: THE FAMILIARS by Adam Jay Epstein & Andrew Jacobson and HAILEY TWITCH AND THE CAMPGROUND ITCH by Lauren Barnholdt. She also chose her free book for the B&N Summer reading program: LIBERTY PORTER, FIRST DAUGHTER by Julia Devillers.

At the library, she put all her tickets into the jar for the prize package of Pirateology: The Pirate Hunter's Companion; Egyptology: Search for the Tomb of Osiris; Wizardology: The Book of the Secrets of Merlin.

As for me, I just finished ARTEMIS FOWL by Eoin Colfer--and just started EARTHSHINE by Theresa Nelson.

What are your kids reading? You?


Julie Musil said...

I'm reading HOUSE RULES by Jodi Picoult. My 11 year olds aren't reading anything (I know, bad mommy) and my 14 year old starting his 9th grade reading requirement with FEED.

Katy said...

My almost-four-year-old loves books. We do lots of picture books, lots of Caldecotts and Princesses and Berenstain Bears, and we're starting to get into chapter books as well. She LOVES Junie B. Jones and the Tinkerbell series, and we're just getting into The Boxcar Children series.

I'm reading Plain Kate. :)