Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Today's Summer Reading Extravaganza question is about good summer reads for the kids. My daughter, age 11, is currently reading and loving The Calder Game by Blue Balliett. She had read Chasing Vermeer with the same characters in school and was very excited to see this new book in the book store. She says it's about a boy named Calder who, along with a statue of a famous Calder in England, goes missing. And his friends and family who search for him. It's quite the mystery and she's having fun trying to figure it out!
An author my kids and I all love is Kate DiCamillo. We started with the book Because of Winn-Dixie that my daughter read in second grade (before the movie came out). My mother-in-law and I read The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane out loud to the kids. All four of us loved following that rabbit on his adventures. We have The Tiger Rising on the to be read list!
Another book we've loved (and of course the movie after reading the book) is Holes by Louis Sachar.
For more recommendations for books for the kids, check out the other posts at The Friendly Book Nook. I look forward to seeing what else to share with the kids!