I love children's literature and because my older son is an advanced reader, I like to read books before he does so we can talk about them -- it helps me know that he comprehends what he's reading. (And it helps out when he asks me a complicated question about plot or characters.)
I promised my friend I'd give her a list of books I think kids would love to read before school starts over the next few weeks. (I know! So soon.) Check out the slide show for my picks (and really, my kids' picks because they love these books, too!).
I've recommended a few books for kindergarteners and first graders, which can be read alone or out loud by a parent. I've also included several for kids in second/and third grade through middle school. I didn't add age ranges because it's you, the parent, who is the best judge of whether the content of the book is appropriate for your kid's age and reading ability.
What's are your kids reading this summer? What would you add to this list?
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