Summer snuck up on me this year, as it often does in Wisconsin. Cool weather, late snowstorm, cool weather, frost warnings, wham! Everything’s green and growing out of control. I’m tempted to give up on the flower beds, and it’s barely June.
Here’s most of a poem about one of my favorite things to do in summer:
On a blanket in the backyard,
Up on a branch in a wide old tree,
Tucked in a tent beneath the stars, or
Sailing on the sea,
In a gently rocking hammock,
Everywhere I go, I always bring a book with me!
Perhaps I have painted myself into a corner. I’ll go outside to think. Offer a suggestion in the comments if you like.
SCBWI) has just released its massive Summer Reading List 2016. The list is divided into 15 author/illustrator geographical regions plus Spanish/bilingual books. Within grade level divisions, titles are listed in alphabetical order. With 130 pages of members’ books listed, the list could keep the hungriest reader happy way beyond summer.
Lin Oliver, SCBWI Executive Director, explains the project in a video. You can download or browse the whole list.
Beyond Literacy Link. Happy reading!
JoAnn Early Macken