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Old 05-09-2010, 09:39 PM
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We just picked up the summer reading program information during our last library visit a few days ago.

This year's reading program is called "Make a Splash...Read!" for the younger kids and "Make Waves at your Library" for the teens.

Both kids have already decided that they want to participate.

Great news about my daughter.... For her reading assessments for 1st grade, she scored a high 40 - high level 4 - which means that she is reading well into a 4th grade level!! WooHoo!! Her teacher said that she is just amazed at how well she can read and grasp what she is reading, not just sounding out the words!

She has been bitten by the reading bug!!
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Old 05-10-2010, 05:10 AM
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We always do the summer reading program at the library.

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Old 05-11-2010, 08:07 PM
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Tami--Love to hear that your DD has the reading bug!!!
Make a Splash ... Read! will be the theme in most libraries this summer. I am looking forward to the program and hope the kids will have fun too.
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This year my daughter (a freshman in high school) has just one book to read. The whole school (faculty too) reads the book and then it is incorporated into classwork in various subjects. They will read The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch.

Not sure what Luke will have to read before 3rd grade. Left to his own devices, he reads a LOT--mostly world record books, sports records, and things like that. He's a little walking trivia encyclopedia.
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This year my daughter (a freshman in high school) has just one book to read. The whole school (faculty too) reads the book and then it is incorporated into classwork in various subjects. They will read The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch.

Not sure what Luke will have to read before 3rd grade. Left to his own devices, he reads a LOT--mostly world record books, sports records, and things like that. He's a little walking trivia encyclopedia.
Doesn't it just amaze you how much they can soak up and remember? I love to listen to my daughter read to me. It amazes me how far she's come in less than 1 yr.


I didn't realize that many libraries use the same theme. How cool!
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My dgd loves to read so she usually gets books she is interested in but we also love Hictory so she picks 1 book every 2 weeks about different times in history. We then read it together, taking turns reading aloud and discuss what it was like. We started doing this when she was 7 with the American Girls series, she is now 12 .
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Our Summer Reading Program at our Library started this week. I was really busy helping kids yesterday. I hope thye keep it up all summer.
Water is a fun theme--what kid doesn't like water?? We had a Water carnival to kick off our program. We played water games and everyone got wet. Had a great time.
If I remember next time I am at work I will post some of the books we will be reading for storytime.
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Today is the last day of school for my kids. They want to go to the library tomorrow to sign up for the summer reading program. I'm looking forward to seeing your list of books!

We've recently found out that they will be closing a few of our libraries in our county and cutting many hours in the remaining ones. There will be many libraries closing in Charlotte as well -- yet the Charlotte City Council is taking a "working business trip....AKA VACATION" to Boston to the tune of over $100,000!! I'm so livid about this.
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It's a proven fact that kids that see their families read often become good readers also. I have always believed that it doesn't matter what kids read. Novels, newspapers, magazines, cookbooks, craft books, activity books, even comic books as long as they are reading. I have even encouraged my grandkids to read their breakfast cereal boxes....lol...One night a week each family member reads a few pages from a book. The book should be long enough to last 2 weeks. This extends the pleasure and excitement of reading the book. Each family member can find one interesting article in the newspaper read and discuss it. My 9 year old grandson loves to read certain sections of the newspaper. My two 13 year old Gs's are very active in the library clubs. Reading is a great activity for kids and can be lots of fun for them.
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Here is list of some of the books available for kids to read this summer.

Summer Reading Books 2010

Younger Readers
In the Rain with Baby Duck by Amy Hest
It’s Raining, It’s Pouring by Kin Eagle
Ten Little Fishes by Audrey Wood
Trout, Trout, Trout by April Sayre
Fish is Fish by Leo Lionni
How I became a Pirate by Melinda Long
Shiver Me Letter, A Pirate ABC by June Sobel
Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister (or any of the books in this series)
A Frog in the Bog by Karma Wilson & Joan Rankin
Who Sank the Boat by Pamela Allen
10 Little ducks by Eric Carle
To the Tub by Peggy Anderson
Maisy Takes a Bath by Lucy Cousins
Stick by Steve Breen
Big Dog & Little Dog Go Sailing by Selina Young
Ladybug Girl at the Beach by Davis Soman & Jacky Davis
Captain Small Pig by Martin Waddell & Susan Varley
The Adventures of Marcus Flamingo Under the Sea by Sheila Jarkins
Flotsam by Davis Wiesner (wonderful picture book)
Because Your Dad Loves You by Anrew Clements (also great for Father’s Day)
Would You Rather be a Polly wog by Bonnie Worth (A Cat in the Hat Book)
Our New Frog by Alejandro Algarra (non-fiction)
Coral Reefs by Sylvia Carle (non-fiction)
Can You Make a Scary Face by Jan Thomas (just plain fun)

Easy Chapter Books
Some Frog by Eve Bunting
The Legend of Captain Crow’s Teeth by Eoin Colfer
On the Reef (Andrew Lost series) by J.C. Greenburg
Swimming with the Sharks (Gym Short series) by Betty Hicks
Gus and Grandpa go Fishing by Claudia Mills
Dark Day in the Deep Sea (Magic Tree House series) by Mary Pope Osborne
Pirates Past Noon (MTH) by Mary Pope Osborne
The Search for Sunken Treasure by Geronimo Stilton

Older Children
Drizzle by Kathleen Van Cleeve
Aquamarine by Alice Hoffman
Dark Waters by Catherine MacPhail
The Lighting Thief (Percy Jackson series) by Rick Riordan
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
Swiss Family Robinson by Johann Wyss
Around the World in a Hundred Years, From Henry the Navigator to Magellan by Jean Fritz (non-fiction)
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