I have a new idea for a Battle of the Books with novels/chapter books.
Rather than hold a competition like we're doing for picture books, I think I'm going to have each of the kids pick their favorite novel of all time and a recent favorite. We'll write them up on the board and everyone will need to read (or have read to them) each others' books. At the end of the summer, we'll have a book celebration where we meet together and talk about what we liked about the books. And there will be treats. And possibly awards.
We'll be putting our lists together this week.
Summer is always a time to celebrate books—what are your ideas?
Shaemus and I have happened upon a new winner. This one is gripping me so much, I am eagerly awaiting our read aloud time, where sometimes I have to hide books I am getting bored of and we are continually starting new.
The Sasquatch Escape: (The Imaginary Veterinary Book 1) by Suzanne Selfors
This is shaping up to be a great series for boys and girls ages 7 and up. (There's a nice mix of illustration and text.)