It’s time to talk summer reading! We discuss how we find books to read over the summer, how to motivate reluctant readers and whether our family uses reading challenges or incentives, and one special tradition that kicks off summer reading in our family every year. And, as always, we talk about what we’re reading and what YOU all are reading.
Kidliterate will be on summer break until August. Talk to you then!
Links we discussed:
- Follow @Kidliterate on Instagram
- Our go-to source for book lists is What Do We Do All Day?
- Sarah uses Goodreads and we’ve found that Biblionasium is a similar tracking method for kid
- Allegra shared the 20 books she read last summer, as a rising 6th grader
- The Fourteenth Goldfish
- When Mischief Came To Town
- It’s Trevor Noah: Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood (Adapted for Young Readers)
- Otherwise Known As Sheila The Great
- Murder Is Bad Manners
- Wayside School Gets A Little Stranger
- The Hundred Dresses
- Little House In The Big Woods
- Little House On The Prairie
- Farmer Boy
- On The Banks Of Plum Creek
- Because of Mr. Terupt
- The Adventures Of Nanny Piggins
- Out Of My Mind
- Be Prepared
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What we’re reading:
- Allegra is reading The Inquisitor’s Tale: Or, The Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog by Adam Gidwitz
- Sarah is about to start Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, by Ibram X. Kendi
What you’re reading:
- Listener Jaida wrote to say that her three kids (ages 6, 11, 13) are all enjoying the Amulet graphic novel series
- Her 11-year-old daughter also recommends Short, by Holly Goldberg Sloan
- And Jaida herself just finished All Adults Here: A Novel, by Emma Straub
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