Summer Reading

I have been trying to put together a list of books I want to read with the kids this summer. We have always read books together, but this year I have not been able to read as many books as I would like to. As my kids get older it seems I have less and less free time to spend how I want. Instead of reading to my kids for hours a day, I am in the car taking them to or from various activities. Because of all this running around, our read-aloud time has been severely shorten. I am lucky if I have time to read them a chapter or two a night.

And I miss all the reading we used to do. Even though my kids are getting older, they all still love to sit in front of the fireplace or cuddle on the couch and listen to a good book. This summer I want to go through as many books as we can to make up for our lack-luster year.

So far I have chosen a mix of new books published within the last year and older classics. I have also tried to pick out books that all three kids will be interested in, which can sometimes be a challenge considering the kids are four years apart.

Here is what I got so far:

  May B.Wonder

The Case of the Deadly Desperados

The Lions of Little Rock

Treasure of Green Knowe

Five Children and It

Swallows and Amazons

This is the list I have so far. If anyone has any suggestions please let me know. I am always looking for a good book, whether it be a classic or something modern. I love to discover wonderful books to share with my children.

2 thoughts on “Summer Reading

  1. A couple of our favorite read-alouds from the past couple of years that appealed to all three kids: Elise Broach’s Shakespeare’s Secret and Norman Juster’s The Phantom Tollbooth. Elise Broach has a new-ish book that we might start this summer: Missing on Superstition Mountain.

    • Thanks for the suggestions. I haven’t heard of Shakespeare’s Secret, so I will look into that. I’ve read The Phantom Toolbooth to the twins, but my youngest has never heard it. That would be a great book to add to our summer list.

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