A 2018 Summer Reading Adventure

Published May 30, 2018

School is almost out and an entire summer of reading adventures awaits! The possibilities are endless. Embark on a journey into the world of a caterpillar, like my very own Charlie, or dive headfirst into a scuba adventure, visit faraway lands and more – all from the comfort of your favorite chair.

As a parent, where’s the best place to find a good read for you and your child? And another? And, as the summer moves on, yet another?

My favorite summer reading habit is still seemingly, aimlessly, browsing the aisles of my local library or bookstore. Time seems to stop when I’m there. I take in all the cover art and review the back-cover summaries.

There are also great sites/tools, like Reading Rockets, that build summer reading guides to help maximize young reader interest and make certain books are age appropriate.

Organizations such as The Association for Library Service to Children also craft carefully researched lists that cover a wide number of topics. This year’s list for children in K-2 grade covers topics and stories like what it’s like to live in a castle and the story of a bad sunflower seed who decides it’s time for a change.

Whether you choose to wander the aisles in search of wonderment or follow a more structured approach, be certain to let me know what books you and your child discover this summer. I want to hear all about it. I can be found on Facebook and Twitter.

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