Summer Reading Update

16 Jun

We’ve been on summer break since June 4th, which means that we’ve been sleeping in, hanging out in stretchy pants (okay, so that’s mostly me doing that) going to various parks in our area, and having one on one lunch dates with the kids.

I haven’t made a single cutesy lunch and frankly, I’m good with it.

Towards the end of every school year I tend to get what I like to call ‘bento burn out’ and my brain  just cannot come up with one more cute thing to put into a lunch box.

Even Cam’s last day of school lunch was pretty lame to say the least. I’m pretty sure that I just tossed in whatever leftovers we had hanging out in the fridge that needed to be used up.

All that being said, I don’t have any cute lunches to share. 😦

However, as far as our reading challenge goes, I can report that so far Camryn has read the following 12 books:


In no particular order of importance

1. Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Richard and Florence Atwater

2. Horrid Henry’s Joke Book by Francesca Simon

3. My Mama Says There Aren’t Any Zombies, Ghosts, Vampires, Creatures,  Demons, Monsters, Fiends, Goblins, or Things by Judith Viorst

4. Leo Geo by Jon Chad

5. Ripley’s Believe It or Not Animal Antics by Ripley Publishing

6. Millions, Billions, and Trillions Understanding Big Numbers by David A. Adler

7. Really, Really Big Questions: About Life, The Universe, and Everything by Dr. Stephen Law

8. Open This Little Book by Jesse Klausmeier

9. Tib & Tumtum #2: My Amazing Dinosaur by Grimaldi

10. Bone by Bone: Comparing Animal Skeletons by Sara Levine

11. Wow! I Didn’t Know That: Surprising Facts About Animals

12. The Great Lollipop Caper by Dan Krall





Her favorite books out of those 12 were: Tib & Tumtum, Open This Little Book, and Bone by Bone. She highly recommends those three.

What about your kids? Have they read any good books lately?

If so, feel free to share. We always like getting book recommendations.





4 Responses to “Summer Reading Update”

  1. Sara Levine August 4, 2015 at 10:36 pm #

    I’m the author of Bone by Bone: Comparing Animal Skeletons, and I just came across this site randomly. Please let Cam know that I’m so glad she enjoyed my book.


  2. Edith(Sara) June 16, 2014 at 5:02 pm #

    We just signed up with our library for the Summer Reading Challenge. So far Noah’s favorite book is 300 Step-by-Step Cooking and Gardening Projects for Kids. Go figure, right? Ethan is getting into Ninjago.


    • we_should_be_folding_laundry June 16, 2014 at 8:02 pm #

      Too cute! That reminds me, our library’s SRC just started on the 13th. We need to get up there and pick up our reading logs tomorrow! What kinds of prizes does your library give out?


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