We are gearing up for summertime fun.. and my son’s school work is slowing down, since he wrapped up testing last week. This is when I really try to keep up with our reading at home, since the ‘summer slip’ is a problem I am trying to prevent. (especially since he has been doing so well this year!) I also bought some Star Wars workbooks to help him keep up with his writing, if you have tried them let me know what you think! Right now, my daughter is pretty easy to please when it comes to books and she wants to read anything and everything. My son however, is a little more difficult so I have been paying close attention to what he is currently into and buying books based around that, which is working really well so far.
Book of Monsters:
In my April family favorites post, I talked about Hudson’s Nexo knights obsession. He had one Nexo knights book and it was such a hit that we have picked up a few more. This Book of Monsters was at his book fair and he was so excited to get it. It is a really fun book with a comic book style layout that keeps him interested.
The Power of the Fortrex:
This is another Nexo Knights book and I know he has been loving it since he brings it to school. Also, I find him reading this on his own after we have put him to bed. (these books are usually only around 3 bucks on Amazon, seriously an awesome deal for something my son loves!)
Listen to Your Heart (Barbie Rock ‘n Royals):
Recently I took the kids to Toys R’Us since Hudson had some cash burning a hold in his pocket and Mila was really into the Rock n’ Royals barbie stuff. She even got a dress that was on clearance and loves it. I thought it was so thoughtful of Hudson to buy Mila this with his book fair money. (actually, he really didn’t have a choice since when we dropped him off at school that day she yelled out the window, “I love you.. and you better buy me a book!”) It had a bunch of stickers and cut outs, but she also enjoys the story. A princess and a rocker end up going to the wrong camp.. (oh no!) and realize they aren’t as different as they thought.
Dora’s Halloween Adventure:
I don’t think this book is even in print anymore, since only the Kindle version shows up on Amazon. It was part of a big bag of books one of my best friends gave to me when her daughters grew out of them. The story takes us on a little mission to find out who stole Boots Halloween candy. (spoiler alert: it was Swiper) It has a bunch of lift the flap pages and she just loves those.
I am looking forward to some summer library trips and I may even plan another Library Scavenger Hunt! What books are your kids enjoying these days?