Wednesday, June 19, 2013

{summer} reading list

we are in the groove of things now. camp has begun. (we are trying out an every other day option this summer. i think enough time for me to work - and enough time for us to play.) and we are looking ahead to hitting the road and escaping to our paradise. one birthday is in the pocket - and another right ahead.

in an effort to supersede requests for screen-time, we hit the library yesterday. the girls' love of books always makes me smile.

summer reading

summer reading

on their starting summer reading lists:


Misty of Chincoteague, by Marguerite Henry (a beautiful vintage gift from my mom!)
Amelia Rules! by Jim Gownley
Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great, by Judy Bloom
More Sideways Arithmetic from Wayside School, by Louis Sachar
The Bobbsey Twins' Mystery at Meadowbrook Farm, by Laura Lee Hope
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, by E. L. Konigsburg (we are reading this aloud. I never tire of it!)


Trixie Belden The Mystery Off Glen Road, by Julie Campbell (another gift from my mom)
Are You There God, It's Me, Margaret, by Judy Bloom
Starring Sally J. Freedman As Herself, by Judy Bloom
Ten Things I Hate About Me, by Randa Abdel-Fattah

and on mine:

Lovely Bones, by Alice Sebold
Dear Life, by Alice Munro
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, by Betty Smith
Furious Love, by Sam Kashner & Nancy Schoenberger

any suggestions?

we are all keeping reading logs. will let you know what transpires...


BunkleLife said...

Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout; Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery; Galore by Michael Crummey...

katemakes said...

A Tree Grows In Brooklyn is my all time favourite book. When my husband was in grade 3 he really wanted to read 'Are You There God?" but it was only allowed for grade 4 kids and up. On the first day of grade 4 he marched into the library and borrowed it. And had his eyes opened. I can't wait for my 8 year old daughter to start reading these books. She's working her way through Roald Dahl. We also just bought "Unbored" for all the great activities.

Lisa Solomon said...

just added your books to my good reads. that is really how i'm keeping track of everything these days ;)

rebecca said...

have you already read the penderwicks? calder, jeff, and i have really enjoyed them.

leslie said...

Have you read Gone Girl yet? It's not really like anything you posted but I really liked it, the audio version was intriguing and helped with my commute to work. :)

this single spark said...

Reading a ton of YA and graphic novels for work so will keep you posted if I read any good ones. Just finished a Kit Pearson book that would be perfect at the beach... called Looking at the Moon. Is the second in a trilogy, so you might want to find out what the first book is and start with that. :]

If your girls are into graphic novels at all, I'm working on an order right now and can send it to you when I'm done. YA order won't be until August.