Schools Out! Summer has arrived :-) We have really been enjoying ourselves despite the heat. Yesterday the kids decided in addition to our reading lists we will also have a weekly themed dinner- they want to start with Roll Your Own Sushi! (yes I know they are pretty cool kids -heehee). I need to get working on that idea but first I wanted to share our tentative booklist. I say tentative as naturally we will be using the local library not the book store. Have any of you read any of these? Comments? Do any of you have book sugggestions (my cool kidlets are 8,8 and soon to be 3).
by Gail Gibbons
A description of the long search for the treasure that went down with the Atocha, a Spanish galleon which sunk off the coast of Florida in a hurricane in 1662.
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
by Jules Verne
Space Station Mars
by Daniel San Souci
Action-packed adventures of seven young boys. This is another "clubhouse" mission complete with aliens, spaceships, and secret codes, sure to tap imaginations and lead to sharing of stories. Aliens beware!
The Water Horse
by Dick King-Smith
Here is another sweet animal tale from the author of Babe. Families who read this book could discuss the Loch Ness Monster.
Marvelous Math: A Book of Poems
by Lee Bennett Hopkins
An illustrated collection of poetry dealing with a variety of mathematical concepts.
Where the Wild Things Are
by Maurice Sendak
Winter of the Ice Wizard, Magic Tree House Series
by Mary Pope Osborne
C is a huge MTH fan!
Kids Around the World Cookbook, The
by Deri Robins
Hopefully this will help with the themed dinners?
Neale S. Godfrey’s Ultimate Kids’ Money Book
by Neale S. Godfrey
This overview of economics and money provides information on just about anything a child would want to know about earning and spending, saving, checks and credit cards, banks, and the history of money.
Views from Our Shoes
by Donald J. Meyer
Children honestly share stories about joys and challenges of living with siblings with special needs. A variety of special needs are discussed, from children with Down Syndrome to ADHD. Overall, the message about living with a sibling with special needs is a positive one.
The Chronicles of Narnia Series
by C.S. Lewis
The Star Spangled Banner
by Peter Spier
An illustrated version of the national anthem with an historical note explaining the circumstances behind the writing of it.
The Puppy Sister
by S. E. Hinton
Powerful message of how family love overcomes sibling rivalry. The few illustrations are perfect for this well-told story
Little House in the Big Woods
by Laura Ingalls Wilder
by Gail Garson Levine
When Ella was born, a fairy presented her with the gift of obedience. However, this gift becomes a curse as Ella grows older. This award-winning novel, based on the story of Cinderella, is a must-read for all children.
A Little Princess
by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Sara Crewe is accustomed to a pampered life, but this all changes when her father dies. However, even during impossible times she reaches out to Becky, the scullery maid. Your child will enjoy finding out how the two girls' luck changes for the better
You Want to Be President?
by Judith St. George
Young presidential hopefuls learn about the hobbies and habits of our nation's past 41 presidents in this Caldecott Medal winner. Share this book with your children and learn many funny and unique facts, as well as important historical information about each president's term in office.
by Margot Theis Raven
A grandmother passes down to her granddaughter the heritage of weaving a sweet grass basket and tells her about the history of their Gullah culture--from its origins in Africa to its present day sea island.