A List Maker's Life: Summertime and the Reading is Easy

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Summertime and the Reading is Easy

Looks like it's unanimous, one of the highlights of our summer vacation was reading.  We spent a rainy morning enjoying the library in a new city where we checked out a pile of books.  Then we spent many sunny days on the beach with our books.

Kevin is into the second book in a series of naval adventures about Kydd.

Gibson laughed as we read, and re-read, Good Boy Fergus! written by David Shannon.  His other book, No, David! has always been a favorite.  At bedtime Little G kept his favorite book from home close at hand.

Gavin read Magic Tree House research guides: Pirates & Tonight on the Titanic.  He also read Vacation at the Volcano and Revolutionary War on Wednesday. For a break from Magic Tree House he enjoyed Flat Stanley. I {heart} the way this kid loves books, and facts, and history, and conversation.

Anne Hope practiced reading some simple Dora and Berenstain Bear readers.  She checked out Ruby Valentine Saves the Day for us to read to her; it was pink and adorable.

Confession by Grisham, Learning by Kingsbury, Safe Haven by Sparks, and Black Heels to Tractor Wheels by Ree Drummond were the books I checked off my summer reading list.  They are all quite different, but the perfect vacation combination. 

We read a few stories to Gabe too, but most of our reading time was while he was napping and our adventures (outside of the pages) were on hold.

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  1. That pic Gavin reading on the beach is so cute! He sounds like he's a great reader!

  2. Is the Ree Drummond book any good? I've recently become obsessed with Pioneer Woman and I had no idea she had a book!

  3. I was just thinking that Andrew was too long for the pack-n-play. One trip left for him in it this summer. But now I see Gibson in there! Either Andrew is a giant, or I am being premature in pulling him out, lol!


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