Summertime is upon us, and you know what that means. The kids are out of school and you’re going to be hearing these words a lot:
I’m sooo bored!
Once you’ve made the pilgrimage to Disneyland and a few trips to the pool, it’s pretty much over. That isn’t gonna save you.
Books can keep them entertained and maintain their reading skills for the upcoming school year. Making a summer reading list is a great idea, but why go schlepping to the library to wrestle with another mom over the last dog-eared copy of Where’s Waldo when there are so many great indie books for kids?
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Remember, without books, you may spend your summer hearing things like, “I thought an umbrella would work like a parachute.”
39 thoughts on “Summer Reading for Kids!”
By Shaun Allan
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/ZitsEBUK
Mr. Pish Goes to the Farm
The Amazon bestseller will keep kids entertained, secretly teaching them about farming and food. Also now an app!
The whole series is great. If parents and kids read them together even the parents may learn something new. Includes wonderful photographs, too.
Aw, thank you, Yvonne!
The Cat Who Thought He Was a Border Collie
TC (The Cat) and Leland Dirks
Sookie The Chicken
By Margaret Aspinall
Who Will Hug the Sun? by Ey Wade
All proceeds from sales go to St.Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Misaligned: The Celtic Connection by Armen Pogharian
First book in the Misaligned fantasy series. Written for high-end middle grade readers.
Misaligned: The Silver Scepter by Armen Pogharian
Second book in the Misaligned fantasy series. Written for high-end middle grade readers.
The Dark Dreamweaver
by Nick Ruth
First book of middle-grade fantasy The Remin Chronicles. Adventure to the land of dreams with a boy and a monarch butterfly wizard!
EVERWUD ~ The TREE, The BOY & The DOG
By Marilyn Dieckmann
Book one in the series… the kid has spunk!
Left by a tree the day he was born when his mom was sucked back into her world. That’s EVERWUD!
I would never have dared say I was bored! My mother would have had a fit and found a hundred jobs for me to do. The only recourse was to sneak off in to the bush (we live in Africa) and make my own adventures. I never had time to be bored. I could read, but didn’t often have the time: too much else to do and explore.
SINKING DEEPER – OR MY QUESTIONABLE (SOMETIMES HEROIC) DECISION TO INVENT A SEA MONSTER
As moving as it is irresistibly funny, Steve Vernon’s portrait of Roland and Deeper Harbour is perfect for anyone who has ever been stuck badly enough to do something awesomely, brilliantly, heroically stupid.
The Knight in Shouting Armour:
A Princess, who has self esteem issues meets an emotion eating dragon:
The Adventures of the Frog Prince- Transformed into something disgusting and slimy, and dumped into a moat, Prince Leo tries everything he can to become human again. Even if it means talking to spiders.
Patchwork Dog and Calico Cat by Greta Burroughs
Two best friends and fun adventures that may even teach the kiddos a few things.
Book two in the series is Patchy and Calico’s Summer Vacation
Gerald and the Wee People by Greta Burroughs
Two boys fall into a strange new world and discover they can accomplish the impossible with a little help from their friends.
Book two in the series is House on Bo-Kay Lane
An Unexpected Adventure
Postcards from Mr. Pish
Join the traveling terrier on a cross-country adventure!
Mr. Pish’s Woodland Adventure
The traveling terrier guides us on an educational expedition. Soon to be an app!
Postcards from Mr. Pish: East Coast Edition
This award-nominated book is rich in history and fun.
“A must read for teens”
If I Could Be Like Jennifer Taylor
Carolyn Samuels, a freshman in high school is obsessed with the idea of becoming popular and a cheerleader, but she worries it may not happen because of her too fat for fashion body.
“Trial by Walkabout”:
Princess Alexia and the Dragon by Author K. Meador
The Last Timekeepers and the Arch of Atlantis by Sharon Ledwith
Legend of the Timekeepers by Sharon Ledwith
By Michelle Isenhoff:
Song of the Mountain (free for Kindle)
Taylor Davis and the Flame of Findul (free for Kindle)
The Quill Pen
Noah Zarc: Mammoth Trouble (Noah Zarc, Book 1)
Noah Zarc: Cataclysm (Noah Zarc, Book 2)
Noah Zarc: Declaration (Noah Zarc, Book 3)
Stained Glass Summer by Mindy Hardwick
The Legend of Ghost Dog Island, Rita Monette
Cassidy Jones and the Secret Formula by Elise Stokes
Cassidy Jones and Vulcan’s Gift by Elise Stokes
Cassidy Jones and the Seventh Attendant by Elise Stokes
Here’s my two children’s books available on your ipad & iPhone at the ibook store and amazon.com
Where is Scales
At the park with Tommy and scales
About a little boy and his pet lizard .ages 3-7
ROCK N ROLL PRINCESSES WEAR BLACK
Fun middle grade novel for ages 9-13!
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