Saturday, June 14, 2008

Great Summer Books for Chapter Book Readers!

Sylwia, as per your request--here are some of my favorite summer books for kids:

Seven Wonders of Sassafras Spring by Betty Birney
The Boys Start the War by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
This Island Isn’t Big Enough for the Four of Us! by Gery Greer
Defenders of the Universe by D.V. Kelleher
Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
No Flying in the House by Betty Brock
Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary
Summer of the Monkeys by Wilson Rawls
Trolls by Polly Horvath
From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg
Fire Within by Chris D’lacey
City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau
Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart
Dealing With Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede
Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies
Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall
Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher by Bruce Coville
Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Luis Sachar
Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke
The Great Brain by John D. Fitzgerald
Book of Three by Lloyd Alexander
Frindle by Andrew Clements
No Talking by Andrew Clements
Bunniculia by James Howe
Found by Margaret Peterson Haddix
Rowan of Rin by Emily Rodda

7 comments:

Sylwia Lipinska Hardman said...

Sheila

thanks so much for your list. we must have the same taste because the books on your list that i or my kids have read are our favorite too. those would be the thief lord, the bennedict society, bunnicula, rowan or rin. so i'm sure i and my kids will love your other selections. i just read a book that your recommended a few months ago that was on the banned book list-- "the giver". i loved it so much that i also read the sequel "gathering blue" and i'm about to read "messenger" . i just love those books. and i love your taste in books!!!

sylwia

Sylwia Lipinska Hardman said...

i just put all of the books that we havent read on hold, except for Found by Margaret Peterson Haddix, i couldnt find it anywhere, maybe something is mispelled?

by the way we also read and loved the city of ember and the people of sparks, and sideway stories...

sylwia

Emily Sanderson said...

I've only read ten of them. I'll have to try some of the others!

Sheila A. Nielson said...

The "Found" book is brand new, it may not be available at your library yet. It is book one in "The Missing" series. Check Amazon for details.

Jamie said...

I've only read six of those... how sad...

Sylwia Lipinska Hardman said...

my boys just finished the defenders of the universe and they are still loving the boys start to war series. whenever i need some suggestion i go to your site. samuel is currently ready lemonade war and summer of the monkeys. isaiah is reading motorcycle mouse. you are the best shiela. keep up the good work. a new series that my boys love is Ulysses Moore. i dont know if you have heard of it. i love you lots!!

sylwia

Sylwia Lipinska Hardman said...

by the way, samuel also finished and loved "no talking" thankd for keeping us entertained

sylwia

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