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 TEN: Make Waves with Ocean Books!


Welcome to week TEN of the Read, Discuss, Do! Summer Challenge. Summer is nearing an end, but there is still time to make waves! This week's theme is the ocean, and we encourage you to find some books that feature the ocean in some way, talk about the books you read, and have some ocean-themed fun! You could visit the actual ocean, create an ocean-themed craft or art project, take an imaginary ocean journey, or even do a project inspired by one (or more) of the books you read. Whatever you do, have fun making some waves!

Suggested titles: 

When a Dragon Moves In by Jodi Moore, illustrated by Howard McWilliam. This delightful book is all about the wonders of a child's imagination. And it might make you want to build "the perfect sand castle" yourself, just to see if a dragon will move in!

Hello Lighthouse by Sophie Blackall is a beautiful historical fiction book about what life was like for a lighthouse keeper long ago. See this post for a story time idea to accompany this book. 

The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles by Michelle Cuevas, illustrated by Erin E. Stead. This book is as charming as its title suggests, an imaginative tale with themes of loneliness and friendship. 

If you have any favorite ocean-themed books, we'd love to hear about them!