Monday, June 1, 2009

Ready, Set, Read

So I have thought about a few titles for the summer for our read along.

It was hard to pick out a few that I thought would have overall appeal and not widely read already. I personnaly have not read these books but am intereseted to read them with the kids and see why they are so talked about in the Children's literature world.

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo

Once, in a house on Egypt Street, there lived a china rabbit named Edward Tulane. The rabbit was very pleased with himself, and for good reason: he was owned by a girl named Abilene, who treated him with the utmost care and adored him completely.And then, one day, he was lost. Kate DiCamillo and Bagram Ibatoulline take us on an extraordinary journey, from the depths of the ocean to the net of a fisherman, from the top of a garbage heap to the fireside of a hoboes' camp, from the bedside of an ailing child to the streets of Memphis. And along the way, we are shown a true miracle — that even a heart of the most breakable kind can learn to love, to lose, and to love again.

The Penderwicks (A summer tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy) by Jeanne Birdsall

The Willoughbys by Lois Lowry

I am not sure how long or how much reading can be done between our get togethers but I think we will start with reading just 3 chapters after our first gathering.

I will post some more suggested titles to try.

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