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37 Super Summer Reading Lists for Kids Ages 0-10

Are you looking for a great list of books to read with your kids this summer? A summer reading list can help you and your kids branch out and discover great new books. A summer reading list can also simplify your … Continue reading

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16 Delightful Summertime Books

Here is a collection of wonderful summery stories — stories about star gazing, bug collecting, playing baseball, picking berries, watching fireworks and more. Read these books on a blanket under a tree, by flashlight in a tent, or in your … Continue reading

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Summer Reading Challenge

The Summer Reading Challenge is for those of you who want to encourage your children to read this summer but have no interest in timing your children’s reading sessions or prodding your children to work their way through a required … Continue reading

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9 Children’s Books About Trees

Occasionally I hit upon a theme that I would enjoy reading about with my kids and discover that authors have not been inspired to write about the theme. (Backyard wildlife in winter comes to mind.) I was concerned that the … Continue reading

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9 Children’s Books About Fish

These books introduce kids to sea horses, sharks, hermit crabs and other fascinating sea creatures and feature some beautiful illustrations by Leo Lionni, Megan Halsey, John Lawrence and others. Read a book or two from this list before your next … Continue reading

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12 Children’s Books About Insects and Other Wee Critters

We have been spending as much of our last couple of weeks of summer vacation outside as possible. Nothing says summer like my kids proudly returning home with dead dragonflies, introducing their friends to spittlebugs, or chasing butterflies with butterfly … Continue reading

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11 Children’s Books About Stars and Space

Enjoy a little late-summer stargazing with your children. Here are eleven books to inspire children to search the night sky for the big dipper or pretend to travel to the moon. The kids each chose constellations to create on their … Continue reading

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12 Books for Nature-Loving Babies and Toddlers

For babies and toddlers, I seek out books about familiar plants and animals. You can teach kids about strangler figs and spider monkeys later (unless you live in a rainforest). Here is a list of books to encourage babies and … Continue reading

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12 Children’s Books About Birds

I am not a birdwatcher. However, I enjoy observing birds with my kids. We have birdfeeders hanging outside our dining room window. A visit by a goldfinch or downy woodpecker livens up an otherwise ordinary breakfast. We get excited when … Continue reading

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7 Children’s Books About Soccer

Here is a collection of seven picture books for young soccer enthusiasts. If I had compiled a soccer-themed booklist a couple of years ago, the pickin’s would have been slim. However, during the lead-up to the 2010 and 2011 World … Continue reading

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