Monday, July 15, 2013

Recommended Summer Reading for Children

Are you looking for some fun books suitable for children in grades K through 6?  Consider some of the following titles as provided by United Way Worldwide:

Grades K-3: 
Benny and Penny in the Big No-No! by Geoffrey Hayes
Birds, by Kevin Henkes
The Curious Garden, by Peter Brown
I Spy Fly Guy! by Tedd Arnold
My Abuelita, by Tony Johnston
Red Sings from Treetops: A Year in Colors, by Joyce Sidman

Grades 4-6:
Cirque du Freak, by Darren Shan
The Cricket in Times Square, by George Selden
Fudge-A-Mania, by Judy Blume
Kid vs Squid, by Greg van Eekhout
Number the Stars, by Lois Lowry
Planet Earth: What Planet Are You On? by Dan Green
Zebrafish, by Peter H. Reynolds

For other ideas, consult your local library, the National Education Association's Educator's Top 100 Children's Books,'s Kids' Reading Lists, the International Reading Association's Children's Choices Booklist, or Parents Magazine.

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