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

Story Time Idea: HAWK RISING


Amazing Animals week continues with a story time idea for Hawk Rising by Maria Gianferrri, illustrated by Brian Floca. This lyrical picture book tells the story of a father hawk hunting to feed his family, as a curious child watches with fascination. Enjoy the story, talk about the birds you've seen in your neighborhood, then enjoy some "hunting" of your own. 

Other books for bird lovers: Whoo-ku Haiku: A Great Horned Owl Story, also by Maria Gianferrari, illustrated by Jonathan Voss and The Hawk of the Castle: A Story of Medieval Falconry by Danna Smith, illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline.