Monday, June 21, 2010

Summertime reads

Our summer book pile is anticipation of lots of reading time either outside or in. Some are old favorites, others brand spanking new and eagerly anticipated. I thought maybe some would be looking for some suggestions for their bookshelves, so here they are (no, not all of them as the list would be to looooong).

Old Favorites include:

Blueberries for Sal written by Robert McCloskey. An oldie but a goodie as they say. A Caldecott Winner about a little girl and her mama picking blueberries on the same hill that a mama bear and her little one are also looking for blueberries.

And the Good Brown Earth by Kathy Henderson. The story of a young boy gardening with his grandma. Beautiful story and pictures to help kids realize the importance of and the fun in gardening.

A Tree is Nice by Janice May Udry. Another Caldecott winner about trees and how great they are. Not necessarily just in summer, but for some reason we tend to read this one more in the summer.

Summer by Alice Low. In the style of Dr. Seuss, this story is the exhaustive list of why two little kids enjoy summer. For example, "Summer brings so many things. Summer brings us rides on swings! We swing up high into the trees. We swing so fast we make a breeze>".

Eagerly awaited:

Peter in Blueberry Land by Elsa Beskow. A young boy is searching for a birthday gift for his mama...blueberries and cranberries. When he is about to sadly end his search, the King of Blueberry land appears and helps him out.

Birds by Kevin Henkes. A beautiful little book all about one of my favorites things....Yep, birds.

One is for the Sun by Lenore and Erik Blegvard. Not a new book, but new for us. A beautiful counting book that starts with the sun. Doesn't it all start with the sun?

Of course, there are so many others. What will you be reading this fine summer?


  1. What is your new image of? It reminds me of a Louise Bourgeois spider.

  2. peter in blueberry land is certainly a favorite as well as the sun egg!
    thank you for sharing this lovely list!