It’s that time again — time for you to share the books that you and your child have enjoyed sharing or that novel that your older child just couldn’t put down because it was “the best.”
With school being out for summer in most places (except here in Connecticut, where due to starting late and 5 snow days we still have more than a week left) — we are more in need than ever of some good recommendations.
Anyone who ever clicks over to my site Snapshot, knows that my 5th grader reads like crazy. I’m talking about unprecedented levels of reading this year (she participated in Callapidder Days’ Spring Reading Thing for the first time this year and will be posting her complete list of completed books this weekend so you can see what I mean).
My point in saying this is not to brag or to get a referral on a Readers Anonymous group (I’d be asking the wrong crowd for that anyway), but to say that even as much as Amanda enjoys reading, it’s still not a done deal. I remember well that when she was in 4th grade, her reading dropped off a lot. She was involved in a lot of activities, her homework burden increased, and so books just took a backseat. This year she changed schools, and there is a huge emphasis on independent reading (yay!), so she reads a good bit at school each day.
I try to help her with great suggestions (many of which I get from other moms or adults who read juvenile lit, so keep them coming please!). I also make sure that we have lots of books around. When I take Kyle to the library, I pick up a few books for her as well. Regular trips to the library are definitely going to be a part of our summer plans.
So–let’s have it. Share what your kids are reading. I think that it worked well last week to leave our information in the comment section (Mr. Linky will be back for Nightstand, since there are so many participants).
Leave a comment telling me what your kid’s pick is for the month. If you have a blog and wrote up a post, just link back to this post here, and leave your link in the comment field and we’ll come visiting.
It’s always helpful to know what ages of children you have for ease in surfing.
Join in our upcoming Tuesday community events (remember — they are not just for bloggers only!):
June 23 — What’s on Your Nightstand
June 30 — I Read It! (share reviews of books that you read that we recommended — on your blog or in the comments)
July 7 — since we’re taking the month off from the bookclub, join us for our first comment carnival!
July 14 — Children’s Classic — Field Trip!
August 4 — Classics Bookclub — Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier