Thursday, June 11, 2009

Kids Off The Couch - Summer Readin': Had Me a Blast

Summer is an ideal time for kids to catch up on leisurely reading. Whether delving into beautifully illustrated picture books with the youngsters, or turning pages pool-side with the big kids, you'll find lots to love on our Summer Reading List.

Our faves? Rose Blue's Ron's Big Mission uses colorful images to teach little readers about segregation, and older ones will love laughing at Harper's clumsy protagonist in Uh-Oh Cleo. My One Hundred Adventures reminds us of our latest film obsession, Pixar's luscious Up; and the sci-fi loving middle schooler can explore the dark and mysterious world of Miyuki Miyabe's Brave Story.

PICTURE BOOKS: Ron's Big Mission (Blue, Rose), Pete & Pickles (Breathed, B.), The Flower Man: A Wordless Picture Book (Ludy, Mark), Word Builder (Paul, Ann Whitford), The man Who Lived In A Hollow Tree (Shelby, Anne), Monsoon Afternoon (Sheth. Kashmira), The Story Blanket (Wolff, Ferida).

EARLY READERS: The Secret of the Painted House (Bauer, Marion Dane), Bad Kitty Gets a Bath (Bruel, Nick), Nikki & Deja (English, Karen), Uh-Oh, Cleo (Harper, Jessica), Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things (Look, Lenore)

UPPER ELEMENTARY CHAPTER BOOKS: Millions (Cottrell, Boyce Frank), The Tomorrow Code (Falkner, Brian), The Girl Who Could Fly (VIctoria, Forester), My One Hundred Adventures (Norvath, Polly), The Night Tourist (Marsh, Katherine), Trouble (Schmidt, Gary)

MIDDLE SCHOOL NOVELS: Bunker 10 (Henderson, Jan-Andrew), How To Ditch Your Fairy (Larbalestier, Justine) Brave Story (Miyabe, Miyuki)

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