Friday, June 6, 2014

Three Books and a Plan

Next week's Crew carnival is Summer Reading With Elementary Kids!  The link will go live on Wednesday the 11th, so be sure to pop over and see what everyone is reading this summer.  

So what are we reading this summer?  Well, let me tell you...
First, this book!

Now that we are transitioning out of easy to read books, I am excited to start with some chapter books this summer.  Since our school load is much lighter, we are going to spend more time reading.  My little guy, going into 2nd grade, is required to read at least 30 minutes a day alone, but we will also add 30 minutes of mom-led reading next week.  I have been patiently waiting to read Toad Triumphant by William Horwood. (This is NOT an affiliate link, just making it easy for you!) After loving Frog and Toad last month, I know he is going to love this one!  It's a sequel to The Wind in the Willows and is so cute!
The next two are Little House Books. 

Again, I have been waiting a long time to read these.  The girls read them independently years ago, so this time I am getting in on the fun!  Yes, Farmer Boy is the title you see. Little House on the Prairie is hidden behind it.  While we will read it first, it is hiding because it is missing the cover.  Sad, but true. That copy is one of the complete set I owned as a little girl.  Let's just say that it is well loved.
To make the timing even more perfect I have the privilege to be reviewing Diana Waring's book and CD, Musical Memories of Laura Ingalls Wilder (review in July!).  History and reading together?  My idea of heaven!  

I also picked up an additional Progeny Press Literature guide for Little House in the Prairie, after having so much fun with Frog and Toad, so we will add that in.  Some of the projects look great. 
So what about you?  What are your elementary kids reading this summer?  We would love to add to our pile!  In two weeks we will be talking about the middle schooler's list!  Hope you will check back!

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  1. Wow! I didn't know Wind in the Willows had a sequel! Definitely checking it out.

  2. Thanks for letting us know about 'Toad Triumphant'! I just purchased it on Amazon and will read it next. Here is a list of books I've read aloud to my 7 year-old over the past 2 years:
    Uncle Wiggily’s Story Book by Howard R. Garis
    Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
    Stuart Little by E.B. White
    The Trumpet of the Swan by E.B. White
    Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Richard/Florence Atwater
    The Cricket in Times Square by George Selden
    James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
    Abel’s Island by William Steig
    The BFG by Roald Dahl
    The Family Under the Bridge by Natalie Savage Carlson
    The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes
    Homer Price by Robert McCloskey
    The Railway Children by Edith Nesbit
    The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
    Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder
    Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis
    The Magic Tree House series by Mary Pope Osborne
    Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
    The Incredible Journey by Sheila Burnford

  3. Wow, Angie, that is a GREAT list! Thank you for sharing! There are three on it I am not familiar with, so I wrote them down to find at the library today.


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