Summer Reading Fun

Looking for summer reading ideas to keep the kids reading?  We share ideas and lists of books.

Check out these lists of books for kids in every age and group: http://childrensbooks.about.com/od/forparents/tp/summer_reading.htm

Check out the local library reading program

Check out bookstore reading programs like Barnes and Noble and Borders book programs.

Here are some of our kids’ favorite books:

  • 39 Clues series
  • Percy Jackson Series
  • Diary of a Whimpy Kid Series
  • When You Reach Me (2010 Newbery Winner)
  • Savvy (2009 Newbery Honor)
  • Hoot
  • Flush
  • Scat
  • Bud, Not Buddy
  • Hatchet
  • Captain Underpants
  • Stink
  • Miss Daisy is Crazy
  • Time Warp Trio Series
  • Encyclopedia Brown
  • Fablehaven
  • Swindle
  • Zoobreak
  • Radio Fifth Grade
  • Invention of Hugo Cabret
  • No Talking (any Andrew Clements book)
  • Magic Tree House Series
  • Al Capone Does My Shirts

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We discuss who is really responsible for homework and what we can do to help our kids succeed.  If you are a helicopter mom or one that really tries to make sure your kid get everything done, this is definitely a show you need to watch.  Or, if your kids are just starting school, listen so you don’t make mistakes.  Great content about how to help your kids succeed in life!

Protecting Your Child’s Motivation

To stay motivated, your child needs small successes along the way. Whether it is in spelling, math, music, or athletics, the key is to protect that motivation. Maggie Stevens, author of Parent Fix is the mom of 5 children and has many down-to-earth parenting tips to share with us.