Thursday, June 9, 2011

Terrific resource for summertime reading

Websites offering summertime book recommendations can be overwhelming.
One of my favorite online resource for book recommendations is
Their recommendations are refreshingly on target for age appropriate titles.

In choosing books children will enjoy, parents should pay attention not just to the reading level but also to the emotional readiness a child brings to the story.
Some of my favorite evergreen titles:
Picture books ….& NO one ever outgrows the love of a great picture book:
Amos & Boris
 by William Steig
Henrietta and the Golden Egg
 by Hanna Johansen
 by Dan Yaccarino
Way to Start a Day
 by Byrd Baylor
Books for children in grades 2-5
Balto and the Great Race
 by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel
Jake Drake Know-It-All
 by Andrew Clements
Stone Fox
 by John Reynolds Gardiner
Books for Children in Grades 4-6+
The Thirteen Clocks
 by James Thurber|
Castle in the Attic
 by Elizabeth Winthrop
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH
 by Robert O’Brien

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