Here is the fabulous Vasilly with another guest post about summer reading. I’m really enjoying these guest posts and I’d be interested in some more about summer reading, if anyone is interested.
The last day of school was today and I’m probably more happy about it than the kids. While they will be missing their friends, I won’t be missing getting up early to make breakfast or staying up late to iron clothes. Instead this summer I will be sleeping in and staying up late reading until my heart’s content.
With six of the seven members of my family in school, summer is a time that we can read as much as we want on any subject without worrying about deadlines, grades, or required reading. Tomorrow we’re taking a trip to the bookstore and here are a few of the books we’re looking forward to reading this summer.
The Book of Totally Irresponsible Science: 64 Daring Experiments for Young Scientists by Sean Connolly. A fellow blogger recommended this for my seven year-old daughter, the family scientist. Filled with experiments that can be made using household items, The Book of Totally Irresponsible Science sounds like it will keep us busy all summer learning about osmosis, the elements, and more.
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett. Illustrated by Ron Barrett. During our walk yesterday my youngest, Avi, asked me what it would be like if hamburgers fell from the sky. I haven’t read this book to him yet, so I wondered if he saw a commercial for the movie. Either way, he will be going home with this book.
The McElderry Book of Greek Myths. My kids hate fairy tales so I know I’m going to have to inch our way into this book. With twelve stories inside ranging from the tale of Prometheus to Medusa, I think it might be just the book to make the myths more accessible to my kids.
Satchel: The Life and Times of an American Legend by Larry Tye. I first found out about Leroy “Satchel” Paige while reading Kadir Nelson’s masterpiece, We are the Ship. Satchel was one of the greatest players in baseball history. I’m not a baseball fan but I’ve read some great reviews about this book.
Pleasures of the Vietnamese Table by Mai Pham. One of the activities my family and I plan on doing this summer is making a family cookbook. One of the girls saw this at the library and decided we would try some of the recipes and add them to our cookbook if we enjoy them. The author, a chef, features some of the most known Vietnamese recipes that are simple and easy to make at home. One of the great things about this book is that I can use it to also teach the kids some geography.
So that’s our list of some of the many books we’re looking forward to reading. What does your list look like?