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Welcome to Weekend Links!
I don’t know about you but summer is has been crazy-busy so far! We have mountains of books to read, travel plans galore and I am enjoying yet another batch of baby fox kits who have taken up residence at my house. As always I am determined to provide booklists, activities and giveaways to keep the whole family pulling books from shelves and stories from pages during the lazy, hazy days of summer.
Speaking of giveaways, did you know I have TWO wonderful ones that will be ending TODAY??!! (6/21)
One is a Linda Sue Park Booklist Giveaway. Linda Sue Park has written many children’s books, many of which one lucky reader will win! You can view the booklist and giveaway HERE.
The second giveaway is my Book-Jumper Summer Reading Series Secret Garden Booklist giveaway. More chances to win great books! Read the booklist and view the giveaway HERE.
I have another awesome giveaway running right now that will end June 27th. Again, this booklist and giveaway is based on yet another amazing female children’s literature author. Pam Muñoz Ryan is the author of more that thirty books for young readers, including four beloved novels, Riding Freedom, Esperanza Rising, Becoming Naomi León, and Paint the Wind, which collectively have garnered, among countless accolades, the Pura Belpré Medal, the Jane Addams Award, and the Schneider Family Award. She lives in Southern California with her family. You can visit her at www.PamMunozRyan.com.
ONE winner will receive a copy of each of these Pam Munoz Ryan books: Esperanza Rising, Echo, Riding Freedom, Becoming Naomi Leon. The Dreamer and Paint the Wind. Giveaway begins Wednesday June 17th and ends June 27th, 2015. You can enter the giveaway HERE.
All three are great opportunities to get some wonderful books into the hands of your young readers.
Reading at any age is soooo important. I recently found some great articles that reinforce this fact so I will post them here for you to read and enjoy:
Why Keep Reading Aloud in the 5th Grade? Monique at Living Life and Learning offers up a great perspective.
@NerdyBookClub Parenting, Bonding, and Reading Aloud by Jenny Houlroyd
@NerdyBookClub Reading Aloud by Debbie Shoulders
TOP TEN Read-Aloud Books for Students with Special Needs by Aimee Owens
Read Aloud to Ignite a World of Possibility at Huffington Post
Do you read aloud in your family? Which books are the best for reading aloud?
Looking for more ways to not only get your youngsters reading, but get them OUTSIDE as well? Enjoy more month-by-month activities based on the classic children’s tale, The Secret Garden! A Year in the Secret Garden is a delightful children’s book with over 120 pages, with 150 original color illustrations and 48 activities for your family and friends to enjoy, learn, discover and play with together. AND, it’s on sale for a limited time! Grab your copy ASAP and “meet me in the garden!” More details HERE!