Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Summer books

Kylie and I have been going to the library once a week this Summer break. Kylie likes to get books on sharks, jellyfish, sea turtles, spiders and dinosaurs. Once we are home, she flips through these books and looks at the pictures as I'm working in the office.

Although we mostly read Junie B. Jones is the mornings and evenings, I make it a point to get some story books from the library too. Here are a few that have tickled my fancy. I wanted to share them with you.

Bats at the Beach
These darling little bats make a nice nighttime story as they play about the beach. There are also "Bats at the Library" and "Bats at the Ballgame" that I'm looking forward to reading.

999 Tadpoles
This book made Kylie laugh out loud each time we've read it. It's about tadpoles moving from a small pond to a larger one.

Ruby The Copycat (Scholastic Bookshelf: Being Yourself)
Kylie's teacher read this book during circle time and Kylie asked me to get it from the library so that she could share it with me.

The Great Big Book of Families

I want to add this fantastic book to our bookshelf. I love its matter-of-fact tone as it states, "Lots of children live with their mommy and daddy but lots of others live with just their daddy or just their mommy. Some live with their grandma and grandpa. Some children have two mommies or two daddies. And some are adopted or live with foster families." Perfect! I also love how they address jobs, clothes, homes, holidays and more. Pick up this great read.

Feel free to share some of your summer books in the comments!

1 comment:

Holly B. said...

2 fun read aloud choices for K-1st graders:

-That Rabbit Belongs to Emily Brown (Cowell)
-The Wind in the Willows (Grahame)
(the illustrated version is nice at this age).
Happy summer reading!!