Make a Splash @ Your Library – Week 1

Summer Reading Program 2010This year, our weekly trips to the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library will be on Wednesdays … swim meet day. It is the perfect opportunity to get out of the house, and yet have a low-key activity. This year the American Library Association (ALA) theme for summer reading centers around water, which is an added bonus!

Imagine my shock when we were at our swim meet and my DS-loving daughter asked “Mom, did you bring a chapter book?” Truth be told, she wanted a chapter book because the (older) brothers of her best friend were sprawled on the lounge chairs reading. [Even at 50 paces I could tell it was was Rick Riordan’s The Red Pyramid!] I promise, next week, I’ll have a chapter book!!

So here’s what we picked up this week …

Cool Crime Scene Basics: Securing the Scene by Esther Beck – You-know-who wants to be a detective, so when I saw this on the new arrivals shelf, it was a must-pick. The bonus: it helps with nonfiction reading.

The Dreamer by Pam Munoz Ryan – This one’s for me. When I mentioned on Twitter that it was pathetic that I hadn’t read any of the Horn Book Award winners, Carol Rasco (@RascoFromRIF) said to start with The Dreamer … so I am.

A Horses Tale:  A Colonial Williamsburg Adventure by Susan Lubner – One of our reviewing families submitted this and loved it, so I thought we’d read it, too.

How Do You Wokka Wokka? by Elizabeth Bluemle – This one is on my wish list/virtual TBR shelf.

In a Dark, Dark Room and Othe Scary Stories retold by Alvin Schwartz – Catherine and her best friend checked out both copies of this book so they could read it together.

Little Wolf’s Book of Badness by Ian Whybrow – This is an illustrated chapter book that looks like it has the kind of humor Catherine would like.

Second Grade Rules, Amber Brown by Paula Danziger – I’m trying to include books of different lengths.

Stompin’ at the Savoy by Bebe Moore Campbell – Catherine loves When Louis Armstrong Taught Me Scat and

Under Alien Stars by Pamela F. Service – Recommended by Jennifer Wharton at Jean Little Library

Walter Wick’s Optical Tricks by Walter Wicks – In my search for variety, I wanted to find some books that are just for exploring, not reading.

What Can You Do with a Rebozo? by Carmen Tafollo – This is on my virtual TBR shelf/wish list.

When You Meet a Bear on Broadway by Amy Hest – Found this on the new arrivals shelf.

With a hot weekend on tap, I’m sure we’ll get lots of reading in.


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4 responses to “Make a Splash @ Your Library – Week 1

    1. Thanks Susan. I can't tell you how much time I've wasted trying to find a slideshow like this with other programs. I would love to go "indie," but can't get those links and affliate income is our principle funding.

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  2. I loved The Dreamer, it was just so lovely with the pictures and poetry and text. Ah. Great book.

    I haven't read any of the other books you listed, yet, but they sound good, too.

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