Our Summer Reading list 6/19-7/15

I did not realize how much we were reading, until we began logging our time for our library’s summer reading program. We are doing an average of 40 minutes a day. Hooray! What is even more fun, was that Penelope won a tote bag and gets to pick out a brand new book from the library to keep tomorrow. How exciting!

11. We left off with Runaway Ralph By Beverly Cleary the sequel to The Mouse and the Motorcycle.

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12. We then followed with Ralph S. Mouse to end the series. I didn’t like the last 2 as much as the first one, but Penelope enjoyed completing the series, and that is what is important in the end. I find myself changing language I do not care for in books. Do you do find yourself doing that as well?

13. The Courage of Sara Noble is one of my all time favorite books. There is so much depth in this short book. About family, early life in America, discrimination, and human nature. We had such rich discussions after this read.

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14. Wind

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15. Rain
16. Snow

A wonderful series of early reading books that teach science, all Written By Marion Dane Bauer.

17. Ladybug Girl and Bingo

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A sweet story about a girl and her curious dog. We are big fans of the Ladybug Girl series of books.

Wordless picture books we pulled off our bookshelf:

Oh my goodness I LOVE wordless books! They are books your child can read independently because the story is told via the illustrations and often multiple stories may occur in a single page. There is something so beautiful about hearing my child tell me in great detail what a character is not only doing, but what they are feeling, just by studying the pages. These books help encourage storytelling and bring forth a greater appreciation for visual exploration and imagination. It is nice to bounce between chapter books with few visuals and many words and these wordless illustrated stories. A story emerges from both but in very different ways. I love this.

18. In The Town All Year Round

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This book is a visual masterpiece. I bought it on sale at Anthropologie while I was pregnant. And pulled it out when Penelope was around 18 months old. At that age she took to it instantly. One of our absolute favorites, we read it at least once a month. It never goes out of rotation in our home and will most likely be listed again in August lol.

19. The Chicken Theif

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20. Chicken and Cat

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Oldies but goodies we pulled off the shelf:

21. Littleland

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22. We Are In A Book

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23. Barnyard Dance
24. Maisy’s Book of Things That Go

25. In honor of the Women’s World Cup Final we read Madlenka Soccer Star By Peter Sis. Did you all watch the game? It was sooooo GOOD!

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26. Ramona the Brave

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This was one of my favorite series as a child. I read them myself independently as I was older, perhaps 9? I am finding myself replacinging words as some of the language is a bit dated. Despite that, it is a lot of fun and Penelope is still happily enjoying the story.

27. The Princess in Black

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A Princess who is also secretly a Superhero. What’s not to love about that! The second book will be out in October of this year, be sure to look out for it!

28. Ladybug Girl and the Big Snow

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Another great one from the Ladybug Girl series, about the joys of a big snowfall.

We are currently reading “Ramona the Pest” By Beverly Cleary, we just finished Chapter 2 last night.

I will post a new list with links in a few weeks. I hope these lists are helping add to your summer reading. Hooray for books!

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