Summer Reading

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Posted by kholden | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on June 9, 2013

Now that the calendar has changed to June, it’s hard not to hear summer calling to us! One of my summer traditions is spending the first few days curled up in my big comfy chair reading. This year, the book on top of my To Be Read pile (also known as TBR) is Out of My Mind, by Sharon Draper.  This book was just selected for the Global Read Aloud 2013.  After the success of The One And Only Ivan from this year’s Global Read Aloud, I know that this book is going to be a winner too!

Out of My Mind

We are so lucky to have the amazing Spruce Grove Public Library in our community.  I love that even if the books I want aren’t at the library, I can order them using the TRACPAC system (for free!).  In addition to books, the Library has a fantastic selection of books on CD and Playaways (basically a MP3 player).  I know that all kids enjoy the novelty of the Playaways.  I also know that listening to books is as powerful for reading improvement as reading itself!

Before making a road trip (always a part of summer!) I head to the library to take out some books on CD.  While driving, the whole family listens to the story, and it gives us a great shared experience that also helps promote a love of reading.  Instead of listening to  “Are we there yet?”, I am more likely to hear “Don’t turn it off!”.  I know that one family listened to the entire Harry Potter series on their drive to B.C.  Some of our favorite titles have been “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas”, “Leon and the Spitting Image”, and “The Graveyard Book”.

There are an abundance of graphic novels available as well, which are well loved by our 4GH students!  For a list of some great titles, click here.

What are some of the books you are looking forward to reading this summer?

Comments (2)

I love going to the public library the have lots of movies like the movie wizard of oz!

Just finished this book and really enjoyed the characters and the invitation into a world I often wonder about.

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