Category: Summer Reading

More Book Recommendations

Here is a list of books that I highly recommend.  I am grouping them by reading level.  Do not frustrate young readers by forcing them to read books at their school grade level if they aren’t ready.  Good readers grow…

Summer Reading

I always like to recommend some books for summer reading and this summer is no exception.  Instead of a list, I thought I would do longer posts about really special books.   The View from Saturday by E. L. Konigsburg…

More Middle Grades Summer Reading

Here are some great ideas for summer reading for the middle grades. First is the classic 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne.  This is the author who invented futuristic writing.  As the story begins, a mysterious sea monster…

Summer reading again

Did you ever think about how to get a student interested in poetry?  Sometimes, it's a tough sell.  This book of poetry is a great starter for students in grades 2-5.  The poems are about every day things and help…

Getting ready for summer reading?

One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia is a great choice for readers in grades 5-9.  It takes place during the civil rights era of the mid to late 1960s.  The narrator is an eleven year old girl who is responsible…

Pinballs by Betsy Byars

I just finished a really great book for young people. The Pinballs by Betsy Byars is a book about 3 youngsters who have been brought together in a foster care situation. Each child has a very different personality and a…

Reading is fun

Do you read? Do your children/students read? One of the obvious things in life is if you answered yes to the first one, the answer to the second one is almost a given. If you read, your children will grow…