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 NINE: A Wilderness Adventure

Welcome to week NINE of the Summer Reading Challenge! This week may inspire you to get out, explore the outdoors, and have a little (or big) wilderness adventure of your own! You could go for a walk at a local park, take a boat for a spin, hike a trail, maybe even go camping in the woods. And if staying home is your thing, why not plan a future adventure or have an imaginary one right in your living room? Whatever you do, we hope you enjoy being adventurous with your readers.

Suggested titles:

One Summer Up North by John Owens, a delightful wordless picture book that follows a family as they explore the Boundary Waters on the border of Minnesota and Canada.

Squeak! by Laura McGee Kvasnosky, illustrated by Kate Harvey McGee. This book is a chain reaction story about various animals waking up to greet the day. Charming and beautifully illustrated. Let it inspire you to get out and explore nature.

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. This classic inspires the imaginative adventurer in all of us.