This is part of the Traveling Through the Pages Summer Reading Adventure. If you haven’t downloaded your printable goodies it is not too late to get started!
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We love, love, love poetry around here. This list by Jessica includes some of our favorite poetry resources and a few that our new to us.
Do your kids have library cards? Do you worry constantly about them losing their library cards? If so, then this craft is for you. Make a cute holder from felt and ribbon to corral your card while you are in the library and to hold it at the house.
Not officially part of the the summer reading program, but still incredibly handy. If you need a place to keep your reading program pages and all your other summer papers this is the project for you.
Read this Week
Lady Lollipop – Written by Dick king-Smith, the author of Babe: The Gallant Pig (a great book for our compare a movie/book square, by the way) this delightful tale has had the kids enthralled. They love reading about the clever pig, her smart trainer and the very spoiled princess. We have just a one more chapter left to finish.
A Frog in the Bog – I never tire of reading this delightful rhyming counting romp by Karma Wilson. The watercolor illustrations are delightful as you count up to five and back again with the frog and the bugs and one very unwelcome swamp guest.
Ball – Oh.My. The kids LOVED this book, with a capital L-O-V-E. There is one word in the entire book — one. And some incredibly expressive drawings of a dog crazy for his ball. We laughed so hard together. (Hey! That’s a square we can mark off!)
Reading Around the Web
Storyline Online: Check out this fabulous site from the Screen Actors Guild feature children’s books read by some of our favorite actors. Very cool.
Growing Book By Book: In addition to tipping me off to that last site on Facebook, Jodie’s fabulous book site has tons of great book recommendations and fun projects for kids. She hosts the Booking Across the USA project each year, where you can see our peanut project ideas from Alabama and activities from all 50 states to accompany the fun Travels with Charlie books from Blue Apple Books.
Read Aloud Revival: If you haven’t checked out this informative and fun podcast by Sarah Mackenzie, today is the day to do it. While all of her episodes to date have been wonderful, today she is interviewing acclaimed Jim Weiss who gives tips for parents on how to be a better performer while reading aloud. I am really looking forward to those. Also in that episode yours truly pops in to discuss the importance of owning books.
And now for something really fun! We are giving away a copy of You Can’t See Your Bones With Binoculars!! Blue Apple Books has graciously donated a copy of this funny and informative look at all the bones in your body. To win it for your aspiring doctor, simply enter using the Rafflecopter below. The contest will end next Thursday at noon and the winner will be announced in next Friday’s reading recap post.