Summer Reading and Back to School

Summer is our favorite time to catch up on personal reading.  Sophia and Oliver read a great deal this summer snuggled on the porch cushions or sprawled out at the beach…

I’m happy to share their reading lists, as it always helps me to know what other kids their ages are reading… we have received some great book titles this way!

Oliver (between 3rd-4th grade SUMMER reading) June July August 2015-

Pirates Past Noon by Mary Pope Osborne

Midnight on the Moon by Mary Pope Osborne

Cam Jansen The Mystery of the Babe Ruth Baseball by David A. Adler

The World According to Humphrey by Betty G. Birney

When Life Brings you OJ by Erica S. Perl

Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures by Kate DiCamillo


Sophia (between 5th-6th grade SUMMER reading) June July August 2015-

The Tail of Emily Winsnap by Liz Kessler

Blubber by Judy Blume

Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great by Judy Blume

When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead

Out of my Mind by Sharon M. Draper

Sleepover Friends “Where’s Pati” by Susan Saunders

Sleepover Friends, Lauren’s Double Disaster by Susan Saunders

The Babysitters Club: Mary Ann Saves the Day By Ann M. Martin

The Babysitters Club: The Truth About Stacey By Ann M. Martin and Raina Telgemeier

The Babysitters Club: Claudia and Mean Janine By Ann M. Martin

Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix

The Boy on the Porch by Sharon Creech

Land of Stories book 4, Beyond the Kingdoms by Chris Colfer

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Today was our first day back to school!  (photos are showing our geography lesson, recess and math) Sophia has officially started 6th grade, and Oliver has officially started 4th grade. These school years are magical in every way.  I wish I could hold back the clock, as every parent is probably thinking right now.

Our first book we will read as a class is a beautifully illustrated (abridged) version of Miguel de Cervantes, “Don Quixote.”  The original version which I read-in English-a few years ago, was written in Spanish in the late 1500’s, published in 1605. Our goal is to read and discuss as we travel through Portugal, Seville, Granada, Cordoba this month. The synergy will be palpable!

We are all excited for a GREAT year of Adventure-School.

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