Reading Road Trip: A Visit to a Museum

If you’ve been traveling along with us this summer, we’ve arrived at STOP SIX of our Read, Discuss, Do! Summer Reader Road Trip. It’s a museum adventure! If this is your first week with us, you can still grab our map  and join us for an epic summer reading adventure. You can find other  printable resources here . For this week’s theme, the focus is on books that include a museum as a backdrop or any nonfiction and/or other educational book that catch’s your child’s interest. Art, science, math, history…you name it! What museums are in your area? If possible, take your children to visit a local museum and learn something new. If not, use the library as your museum and look up facts about topics of interest. READ : Any books that features a museum, or any nonfiction or educational book. Featured Book : Dakota Crumb Tiny Treasure Hunter by Jamie Michalak and illustrated by Kelly Murphy. This is a picture book about a tiny mouse that hunts for treasure at night in a huge museum. With the t

Summer Challenge Week Four - RED, WHITE, and BLUE!

It's week four of the Summer Challenge, and hopefully you're having a blast sharing great books, having good discussions, and getting active with your kiddos. Maybe you've gone out for ice cream, built a sand castle, or went for a sailing adventure in an inflatable raft! If not, don't worry. You can join in on the fun any time! 

The Fourth of July is fast approaching, so this week's challenge is Red, White, and Blue! We hope that this week's theme will inspire you to read some books about the American flag and have some red, white, and blue fun of your own. You could make an an American flag cake decorated with whipped cream, blueberries and strawberries. Or maybe color a picture of the American flag. Or make your own flag out of construction paper and paint! Whatever you do, make it fun, and be sure to tell us about it in the comments or share your posts on social media with the #RDDSummerChallenge hashtag!

Recommended titles:

America's Flag Story by Karen S. Robbins, illustrated by J. James - This simple rhyming book has some fun flag-themed activities in the back pages.

The Star Spangled Banner by Peter Spier - This book is the full text of the USA's national anthem, beautifully illustrated by Peter Spier.

The Story of the "Star Spangled Banner" by Patricia Pingry, illustrated by Nancy Munger - A simple history of the American flag. 

Happy reading!