My first book of summer vacation will be Nurture Shock. It’s a parenting book, but I’ve heard it’s not like any other parenting books I may have read. A few teachers at my school read this book in a book study group and raved about it for months after.
My son, procrastinator of all things literacy, chose a few sports themed chapter books. He’s reading Matt Christopher’s Catch That Pass right now. He also picked Mike Lupica’s Comeback Kids, for his second book. My son is really into sports, so I’m hoping these books are engaging enough to help him enjoy reading.
As for my daughter, she has been enjoying the Junie B. Jones series. Secretly, I think Barbara Park must have spy cameras following my daughter and then she writes her stories based on the comments, facial expressions, feet stomping, and misadventures my daughter has every day.
By the way, if you live close to Mill Creek Town Center, the UW Bookstore will be hosting Junie B. Jones in her book signing tour. Junie B. will be at UW Bookstore in Mill Creek, at 4pm on Thursday, July 7th. We’ll be there. Who could resist a book tour called The Stupid Smelly Bus Tour? We hope you’ll come find us!