When I think about the summer it takes me back to when I was younger. I looked forward to reading all the great titles I felt I didn’t have time for during the school year. Nowadays, with all of the technology I find it’s a bit of a task to get our children to read and you really have to find that author that gets the children turning those pages. I wanted to share with you these top 6 authors who have really captured the interest of my boys and I hope that you can bring some of them into your home. There are many other resources to help select age appropriate books but these are the top 6 authors that have worked for us:
She has an entire series that really works well for the skill of cause & effect.
* “If You Give a Pig a Party”
* “If You Give a Pig a Pancake”
* “What Brothers do Best” on the reverse side “What Sisters do Best”
* “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie”
* “If You Give a Moose a Muffin”
* “If You Give a Dog a Donut”
* “If You Give a Cat a Cupcake”
His series has a lot to do with a mischievous boy that we can all make connections to at one point in our lives.
- “David Smells”
- “David Gets in Trouble”
- “No David”
A series with a great introduction to the start of bullying and why it’s important to NOT mistreat others and take your frustrations out in the wrong way.
- “Teeth Are Not for Biting”
- “Hands Are Not for Hitting”
- “Feet Are Not for Kicking”
A series of non-fiction selections that really give the children information and allow them to make text-to-world connections.
- “Me and My Amazing Body”
- “Me on The Map”
- “Me and My Place in Space”
- “Me and My Family Tree”
- “Me Counting Time: From Seconds to Centuries”
A great math series of books that are funny, children can relate to and that allows them to better understand new concepts in mathematics.
- “Tally O’ Mally”
- “Dave’s Down-to-Earth Rock Shop”
- “Captain Invincible and the Space Shapes”
- “Let’s Fly A Kite”
All the titles of this author can be used in an author study, as a report or in a deep classroom or at home discussion.
- “Apt. 3”
- “Regards to the Man in the Moon”
- “Maggie and the Pirate”
- “A Letter to Amy”
As a parent I would make it a priority to ask what reading level my child was on during the school year so that I know exactly where to continue throughout the summer. I would also suggest finding books of interest for your child, you don’t want it to be a chore but FUN! Summertime is a great time for your child to continue to build and strengthen his reading skills. Again, these are a few of our favorites please share some of yours below!
Happy Summer Reading from MommyTeaches!