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Yesterday we talked about what we would be reading, but what will your kids be reading? You definitely want them to use some of this free time they have on books! We need suggestions for all age groups! If you don’t have kids, you can still share some of your favorite books from when you were kids, that you read to your grandkids, or your nieces and nephews. Today is the time to talk about books for kids from age 0-18!LEAH:
whatisgodlike.jpg Age group: 0 -5. I love Kathleen Long Bostrom’s books about God for children. “What is God Like?” and “Who is Jesus?” are books I’ll be reading to my toddler this summer. The pictures (illus. by Elena Kucharik) are beautiful and the language is simple and true.

camelmammal.jpgAge group: 4 -8. Want learning to continue on into the summer? The Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library is a great series for young children and early readers. These rhyming books will not only be great practice for my beginning reader, but we’ll also be learning as we go. Other titles include Clam I-Am (about ocean life), Oh Say Can You Say What’s the Weather Today? (about, um, weather!), and many more.

ponypals.jpg Age group: 7 – 10. The Pony Pals books by Jeanne Betancourt are about a group of 3 girls who love horses and the adventures they have together. I think she has about 25 books in the series now, so these could keep your 1st -3rd grader busy for a few hours this summer! We have only read the first few and based on those I would recommend these more for girls than boys, and they are especially good for horse lovers!

SALLY: Reading List for Primary Grades
I think summertime is a great time for children to begin and continue reading book series. I would like to share some of my favorite series and authors with you.

The Magic Treehouse – Mary Pope Osborne
Nate the Great – Marjorie Weinman Sharmot
Cam Jansen – David Adler
Henry and Mudge and Poppleton – Cynthia Rylant
Horrible Harry – Suzy Kline and Frank Remkieicz
Captain Underpants – Dav Pilkey
Junie B. Jones – Barbara Jones and Denise Brunkus
Marvin Redpost – Louis Sachar
Jigsaw Jones Mystery – James Preller
Curious George – H. A. Rey
Amelia Bedelia – Peggy Parish
Black Lagoon Series – Mike Thayler and Jared Lee
Any book by Robert Munsch
Magic Schoolbus – Joanna Cole and Bruce Degan
Berenstain Bears – Stan Berenstain and Jan Berenstain
Mandy – Lois Gladys Leppard
Boxcar Children – Gertrude Chandler Warner

This should be enough to get you started!

AMY: Young Adult
I’d like to recommend a great series for teen girls. It’s the Hollywood Nobody series by Lisa Samson. Hollywood Nobody and Finding Hollywood Nobody are available now, and Romancing Hollywood Nobody is released this summer. These are great books that will appeal to a broad range of teenage girls. Even better, if you’re not a teen, you’ll still enjoy it!

Your turn! Once again, take any angle you want but today is for children’s and teen books. Just write your post, link back here and invite your readers to participate, and then sign the Mr. Linky (with the link to your post and NOT your general URL). Remember that everyday you participate is an entrance into the contest pool!

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11 Responses to “Summer Reading Extravaganza Day 2: Summer Reading for Children”

  1. Karen Says:

    I just linked up.

  2. J. Kaye Says:

    At least I am on time today…lol!

  3. Jessi Says:

    I don’t know too much about the younger set, but I work with middle and high school students and I read a lot of YA myself.

  4. Michele Says:

    Had to get help from my kids on this one. I liked your list. I will share that with the kids as there are some they haven’t read.

  5. Tracy Says:

    I love discussing children’s books:)

  6. Kimberly Kaye Says:

    I love children’s books. It makes me sad that my 12 & 14 year olds don’t need me to read to them anymore. I read the young adult books as much as they do. My favorite time of day is getting to read to my daughter.

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  9. Mrs S | Blue Archipelago Says:

    I just linked up – I don’t have kids but had fun picking out gifts for my friends little boys. I’m looking forward to seeing the other posts to find some more ideas 🙂

  10. Kristinia Clos Says:

    LOL this would have been posted yesterday we must be on different times? I kept checking back in the day yesterday but I ended up going to sleep early (7pm), been exhausted with this preggo lately!

  11. Bera Says:

    I wanted to comment and thank the author, good stuff

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