What the Kids are Reading: June 2012
We’re a family of readers. I guess that is what comes of a theologian married to an English major. We have a house full of books, and eight individuals who consume them and keep adding to the collection.
Of course, I still have to remind the kids to read. There are so many electronic temptations that, if left to their own devices, the children would go days without reading!
So, what are my kids reading?
Dakotateen turns 16 this month and is probably the most prolific reader of us all. I just peeked at his desk to see what he is reading right now. I found a copy of Julian by Gore Vidal, Closer (Tunnels Book 4), and buried under a bunch of stuff, the book he really is supposed to be reading over the summer to prepare for AP English in the fall, All over but the Shoutin’. (I snuck his summer reading assignment to the top of the stack!)
William is enjoying his Kindle reward for getting all As and Bs this last semester. I loaded it up with The Hunger Games Trilogy. I also assigned him the book A Devil to Play: One Man’s Year-Long Quest to Master the Orchestra’s Most Difficult Instrument, to encourage him on his own journey to master the French Horn.
After avoiding it for months, Owen has picked up Al Capone Does My Shirts and is admitting that I have decent taste in kid’s books (duh. . .I was a kid who read EVERYTHING!).
Ethan is embarking on The Name of this Book Is Secret and wants to read the whole Secret series.
I also have been sitting with the boys and begin reading the The Mysterious Benedict Society series over again. It is such a clever series and two books have been added since we last read it as a family.
The girls have been doing their fair share of reading as well! They have been enjoying the My Little Pony Ruckus Reader EBooks., and they have gone on a real Curious George binge. Their current favorite is Curious George Goes Camping (probably in preparation for our big camping trip!).
So, that is what my kids are reading this summer! What are your kids reading (or you are reading to them)? How do you encourage reading in the summer?
Oh. . .and since I missed Wordless Wednesday yesterday, look what Ethan got yesterday!