Kids' Summer Reading Challenge - July Update

Here are the Reading Challenge's Categories:

  1. 1. Read in a tent.
  2. 2. Read a book about wild animals.
  3. 3. Read a book in the bath.
  4.    - I Love You Through and Through by Bernadette Rossetti-Shustak & Caroline Jayne Church. Sophia's favorite book so far.
  5.    - Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin, Jr & Eric Carle. Joshua's favorite book so far. We have read it so many times Joshua can now recite from memory the text.
  6.    - Dinosaur Zoom! by Penny Dale
  7. 4. Read a book under a tree.
  8. 5. Read a book about a city far away. 
  9. 6. Read at dinner.
  10. 7. Read a magazine.
  11. 8. Read as a family.

     - Moonlight by Helen V. Griffith and Laura Dronzek

     - A Dragon Moves In by Lisa Falkenstern

     - The Bears in the Bed and the Great Big Storm by Paul Bright and Jane Chapman

     - Princess Says Goodnight by Naomi Howland and David Small

  1. 9. Read a book about your country (US or England). 
  2.    - B is for Big Ben: An England Alphabet by Pamela Duncan Edwards and Melanie Rose
  3.    - G is for Golden: A California Alphabet by David Domeniconi and Pam Carroll


  2. 10. Read in a blanket fort.
  3.      - The Midnight Library by Kazuno Kohara
  4.      - The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss
  6. 11. Read a book about friendship.
  7.       - Ivy & Bean (Ivy & Bean #1) by Annie Barrows and Sophie Blackall
  8. 12. Read a comic book.
  9. 13. Read at the park.
  10. 14. Read a book about art.
  11. 15. Read a book that makes your laugh.
  12. 16. Read a book with a flashlight.


17. Read a book about a pet.

      - Ladybug Girl and Bingo by David Soman and Jacky Davis

         We are big fans of the Ladybug Girl series and this was the perfect summer read.

  1. 18. Read at the beach.
  2. 19. Read a book about space.
  3.        - Another Day in the Milky Way by David Milgrim
  4.          Cute story about a kid who wakes up on the wrong planet and his journey back home to Earth. I liked that the kid was very open minded about the strange, new things surrounding him. The kid also stayed pretty calm without melting down, which would have been my feelings if I found myself waking up on the wrong planet.
  5. 20. Read a book in a funny accent.
  6. 21. Read a book while having ice cream.
  7. 22. Read a book then act it out.
  8. 25. Read a book and capture it on video.
  9. 26. Read a biography.
  10. 27. Read a book with chapters.
  11.       - Ape Escapes! And  More True Stories of Animals Behaving Badly by A. A. Newman
  12.         A National Geographic Kids book. Lots of little facts about the animals featured.
  13. 28. Read a book about bugs.
  14.        - An Inside Look: The World of Insect Life by Gerald Legg
  15. 29. Read a book without any words.
  16. 30. Read an alphabet book.
  17.       - Professor Whiskerton Presents: Steampunk ABC by Lisa Falkenstern
  18. 31. Read a pop up book
  19. 32. Read at breakfast.
  20. 33. Read a book you wrote yourself.
  21. 34. Read an e-book.
  22.       - Sesame Street's Another Monster at the End of this Book
  23.          I have this story on one of my phone's apps, and Joshua loves to sit there and listen to the story. Over and over and over again.
  24. 35. Read all summer long (106 days [Memorial Day May 25, 2015 - Labor Day September 7, 2015]) - 68 days done.