Wednesday, July 3, 2013

July's Reading List

 It's the start of another new month!  And with that bring a new reading list for our house.  We are enjoying having a select array of books in our reading basket.  And I find that we are taking more opportunities to read because of it.  Even the briefest moments between activities, will find us grabbing a book or two to pass the time.  The kids are requesting read aloud time more and more.  And it's even helped with the chores!  What??!  The chores??!  Yup, even as I type right now. It's the "hurry, clean up your room and I'll read more stories from our book basket!"  And it works!

Our favorite from last month was More Stories From Grandma's Attic.  We all enjoyed those stories.  One chapter was never enough!  I am sure you will see another book from that series pop up on one of our future reading lists.

Well, on to our list for July!  This month I have included several patriotic/historical themed books to go with our country's birthday.  I also grabbed a few bug books - because it is an especially buggy time around here right now.  And then I filled in with a few favorites.

July's Reading List:

Board Books
I'm as Quick as a Cricket by Audrey Wood
Caterpillar Spring Butterfly Summer by Susan Hood

Picture Books
Yankee Doodle; A Revolutionary Tail by Gary Chalk
The Story of Old Glory by Albert Mayer
Paul Revere's Ride by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Illustrated by Ted Rand
The Flag we Love by Pam Muñoz Ryan
America the Beautiful (Scholastic Book)
The 4th of July Story by Alice Dalgliesh
Emma's Journal by Marissa Moss
Stellaluna by Janelle Cannon
1001 Bugs to Spot (Usborne Book)
The Amazing Book of Insect Records (Scholastic)
The Itsy Bitsy Spider by Iza Trapani
Monarch Butterfly by Gail Gibbons
Where's My Teddy by Jez Alborough
Bear's New Friend by Karma Wilson
Maybe a Bear Ate It!  by Robie Harris
The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter

Chapter Books
Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride (#2) by Kate DiCamillo
Now We Are Six by A. A. Milne
(Just picked this last one up at a used curriculum sale.  I thought it was fitting for us, since we now have six in our family!)

Have you read any of these?  What are your favorite "4th of July" books?
Let me know if our list inspires some of your book choices for the month.

Happy 4th of July!  And Happy Reading!!!

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