Summer Reading Week 2: Another Great Day to Read

As I look outside today I think, Its another great day to read!  I hope everyone is keeping up with their summer reading challenge and logging their minutes at Scholastic.  Today I will share a few fun books that I believe all students will enjoy.
For students K-2 grade and Junie B. Jones book is very engaging and fun to read, as a parent I find myself laughing and jumping into the stories with my daughters.  Junie B is a very spirited student who does not have a problem sharing what is on her mind.  Her adventures in Kindergarten and First grade will keep you smiling all summer.


For students in 2nd grade and above I recommend Lemonade Wars by Jacqueline Davies.  This is a great story about a brother and sister.  The book takes you through the ups and downs of sibling rivalry with some amazing economics and math lesson mixed in so smoothly students do not even realize they are learning them as they read.  I was hooked on this story read it and find out who will win the Lemonade War.

 


My last recommendation is for 3rd grade through Jr. High students.  The I Survived Series By Lauren Tarshis, has a number of great books.  The series takes students into major historical events; 9/11, Attack on Pearl Harbor, Japanese Tsunami, Shark Attacks of 1916, and many others.  Tarshis stays historically accurate with these events giving students a great peek into history but tells the story from the perspective of a child experiencing the event which also gives the students the ability emphasize at a deeper level than just reading about the event in a history book.

What book recommendations do you have?  Comment below or email me and I will post for you rbrown@jpsonline.org.  Here is one last summer tip from our friends at Scholastic:

Scholastic Video

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