5 Great Books for Summer + One More
I have fond memories of lazy summer filled with library trips and piles of paperbacks on my headboard. Library trips and piles of books are a part of every week around here, but there is something special about summer.
Below are our current favorites. The ones we're reading over and over again because they are simply too much fun to read just once. At the bottom I also included a book for parents and teachers that I just finished reading - completely awesome. Enjoy!
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I Am Yoga by Susan Verde
The illustrations by Peter H. Reynolds are what drew me to pick up this book, but it is delightful through and through. A child is feeling overwhelmed (we've all been there, right?) and they use yoga to calm down. This would be great for slowing down before bedtime after a busy summer day. 2+
Vanilla Ice Cream by Bob Graham
What chain of events could start with a little bird at a truck stop in India and lead to a little girl in Australia having her first bite of ice cream? A chain most unlikely and yet told through Bob Graham's gentle voice it becomes the most lovely of tales. 3+
Who is Happy? by Jarvis
This book is fabulous for anyone who needs to work on identifying emotions in others. The children I worked with on the Autism Spectrum pop into my mind, but I think all young children will benefit from the lessons in this book. 3+
The Thank You Book by Mo Willems
The latest in the Elephant and Piggie collection. Piggie has decided to thank you everyone. Yup. Everyone. Even you. 3+
How to Teach a Slug to Read by Susan Pearson
Why a slug? I have no idea, but this book is a favorite in our house right now. It goes through the basics of learning to read with a comical twist that will appeal to those trying to tackle this same challenge. 5+
Art Secrets Every Teacher Should Know by Meri Cherry
I've been following Meri's beautiful blog for a while and was thrilled when she offered some of her secrets in book form. In one word, this book is Inspiring. Her Reggio Inspired approach is full of color and open ended learning and so much fun. I inhaled the book while jotting notes of things I have to try - which was pretty much everything. If you're interested in Reggio Inspired learning and open ended art for kids this is a must.
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