Reading Road Trip: Construction Zone

Welcome to stop two on the Reading Road Trip! If you’re just joining us, be sure to download the roadmap so you can follow along. Also, sign up here for a chance to win a prize pack at the end of the summer! The reading road trip continues this week with a drive through a construction zone! Unlike construction zones in real life, which can slow us down or bring us to a full stop and add a lot of frustration to a journey, this construction zone is all about bringing a little construction-themed fun to the summer! So we hope you take some time this week to spend a little “building” time with your kids, reading books with a construction theme—whether that be books about building with blocks or bricks, toys or giant cranes. Continue reading for story time ideas and a construction themed reading list. Read : Books that fit the theme of “construction zone,” however you want to interpret it! FEATURED BOOK: Billions of Bricks by Kurt Cyrus Billions of Bricks by Kurt Cyrus is a book about b

Summer Challenge Week SIX: Nighttime!

 


Welcome to week five of the Read, Discuss, Do Summer Challenge! So far we've had a lot of fun with ice cream, playing in the dirt, setting sail, red, white & blue, and fireworks! If you've missed out on any of those challenges, feel free to catch up any time. And if you're new, we hope you'll jump in!

This week's theme is NIGHTTIME! We hope this challenge leads to some fun books and discussions about night. We suggest having some fun with flashlights, playing hide-and-go-seek in the dark, or trying a night sky art project. Whatever you do, you have fun! Remember to use #RDDSummerChallenge if you share in the fun on Instagram and Twitter.

Recommended titles:

Flashlight Night by Matt Forrest Esenwine, illustrated by Fred Koehler. This is an imaginative book about children using their flashlights to explore the world--and their imaginations--at night.

Noisy Night by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Brian Biggs. A fun book that will have readers trying to solve the mystery of the noises along with the characters.

Nighttime Ninja by Barbara DaCosta, illustrated by Ed Young. A cute book about a sneaky little "ninja" creeping through the house at night. It has a fun twist at the end.

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