Sunday, June 7, 2009

Summer Reading

We love to read! Now that 180 days of homeschool are officially behind us, we plan on spending a good chunk of our lazy days of summer reading and taking part in a couple of summer reading programs. As part of The Old Schoolhouse magazine's Summer Reading Splash, here's a look at some of the books we hope to get our hands on:

Sport, age 8, reader extraordinaire:
Swiss Family Robinson by Johann Wyss
Ramona the Pest and other Beverly Cleary books
Boxcar Children books by Gertrude Chandler Warner
Great Inventions: Computers by Brian Williams
Frindle by Andrew Clements
Secrets, Lies, Gizmos, and Spies by Janet Coleman and other spy books
Books about cars

Spice, age 4, learning to read & lovin' it:
My Pal Al by Marcia Leonard
I Do Not Want To by Kathy Schulz
Frontline Phonics books
A Beka beginner phonics readers
Clifford phonics readers

GroovieMom, head of family reading:
Charlotte's Web by E.B. White (family read-aloud)
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave - been working on this one for awhile, just need to finish it
100 Top Picks For Homeschool Curriculum by Cathy Duffy
Realityland: True-Life Adventures at Walt Disney World by David Koenig
Big Russ and Me by Tim Russert
Sue Patrick's Workbox System
You Being Beautiful by Dr. Oz - Don't know if I'll make it through all of this one. It gets pretty scientific...much more than I need to know.

If your kids plan on doing some summer reading, head on over to the Barnes and Noble website. If they read 8 books, they can earn a free one. We love books - especially when they're free!

1 comment:

TOSHeidi said...

Spice is the winner of The Little Man in the Map book from Splish's blog. Could you please e-mail me at with a mailing address, so that we can get this prize out to you?