Two more weeks of school and then I will have over a thousand hours to dream and read. Mostly read.
So what shall we read this summer?
We readers love lists. Here are a few:
Summer Reading for Kids
I just finished modifying my Summer Reading List for Kids. This is a work in progress and I welcome thoughts on additions or deletions from this list.
Want other people's ideas for kids? Try these.
Horn Book has compiled a summer reading list.
The National Endowment for the Humanities has a classically-minded summer reading list.
NPR calls its list A Cure for Kids' Summer Reading Doldrums.
The Texas Library Association offers reading lists for kids, including the 2x2 List (for two year olds through second grade), the Bluebonnet List (for third through sixth graders), the Lone Star List (junior high students), and the Tayshas List (for high school students).
Summer Reading for Grownups
What about us grownups? What are good ideas for us this summer?
Oprah has a summer reading list. NPR came out with a summer reading list also. The Texas Library Association, for the first time, has created a recommended list of reads for adults which it calls the Lariat List.
How about a video to get us going? Here's the wonderful Gotta Keep Reading from Ocoee Middle School:
What have I finished this week? (And last week...I'm a little behind....) I'll be posting reviews of these books later today at my other blog.