Summer Reading Week 5 Recap

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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Read this Week

Flora’s Surprise by Debi Gliori – A new-to-us book about one of our very favorite bunnies. Flora is growing a house. At first it seems as if her experiment has failed, but wait? Is that a spring surprise?

Flora’s Blanket by Debi Gliori – This is our favorite Flora. Her blanket has gone missing and Flora is getting more distraught by the moment. The Rabbit family searches in vain until the end of the book. Truly a family favorite here.

Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion – Jessica’s son loves this treasury about a fun loving, silly dog. In one story Harry receives a rather interestingly colored sweater and tries to get rid of it anyway he can. Always tickles our funny bone.

Peek-a-Boo by Janet and Allan Ahlberg – A board book you won’t mind reading again and again. A rhyming story about a day in the life of a baby. Most beloved by Jessica’s two-year-old.

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Read Aloud Revival 5

Reading Aloud Imperfectly Read Aloud Revival Episode 5 – An inspiring conversation with Jim Weiss, with practical tips on reading aloud, as well as permission to let go and enjoy the moment with our child without worrying about getting it “just right.”

Family Dinner Book Club – Brought to you monthly by Growing Book by Book and friends this family book club is sure to get kids into reading and the conversation about books flowing around the dinner table.

Thinking Outside the Book: Partnering to offer a Picture Book Walk – LOVE this idea from The Show Me Librarian of a Picture Book Walk. So wish we had one in our town. How about you?

A Giveaway!

The winner of  You Can’t Taste a Pickle With Your Ear!! donated by Blue Apple Books is Colleen Johnston! Colleen be sure to email me your mailing address so you can get your book. Send it to [email protected]



  • I love you summer reading posts! Thank you for including our Family Dinner Book Club project. We are excited to announce July’s book in just a few days.

    • Pam Barnhill says:

      You are welcome! And it’s a mutual admiration society because I love everything you do at Growing Book by Book. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Jessica says:

    I actually saw one of the picture book walks at the park in my hometown last month where our famers’ market is held every Saturday. At the end, a man was blowing giant bubbles for the kids to chase! It was really cool!

    • Pam Barnhill says:

      Now that sounds fun. Wouldn’t it be cool? And with the new library right by the walking trail, so easy!

  • Laura says:

    This is totally unrelated to this post. I am wondering about your book. I imagine you have addressed this question already, but I have missed it. The advantage to purchasing your book through you is like it is for Sarah’s book ~ you get the audios. If you purchase it on Amazon, no audios. Is that correct? Thanks! It looks like a good one!

    • Pam Barnhill says:

      Laura – This is how I did it. If you purchase the book through Amazon it is $4.99 for the Kindle version. In that book is a special link you can use to get the rest of the materials. The price of those materials will always make the book equal to the price of buying the PDF of the entire kit on my site. So right now the entire thing is $7.99 for the intro price. You can get the Kindle book for $4.99 and the rest of the kit (using the link in the Kindle version) for $3.00. When the price goes up to $9.99 after July 5 the Kindle book will still be $4.99 but the extras will then cost $5.00.

      If you find a coupon code online in the future (there are no active ones right now 😉 ) you can use them on the entire kit OR the bonus kit (only linked in the Kindle book). I can’t give a discount on the Kindle version. My goal is to keep the two the same price as much as possible. Clear as mud?

      Sarah chose to sell her companion kit as a separate thing. I wanted you to get the entire thing all together, because I think the planning pages are important to have. That said, the Kindle issue made it kind of tricky. This is my way of working around that. Let me know if you have any more questions. And thanks!

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