[Surfnetkids: 06 May 2009] Summer Reading

[Surfnetkids Free Newsletter] Summer Reading


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#1. May 6, 2009

Barbara J. Feldman
Dear Reader,

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And last but not least, I want to wish all my American readers a Happy Mother’s Day. This is a special Mother’s Day for me because my mom is now living so much closer to me. I hope you’ll be able to enjoy the day
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See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"

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#3. Summer Reading

by Barbara J. Feldman

Summer Reading Printable (** for premium members only)

Beaches and books just seem to go together, but even if your summer plans do not include any beaches, hopefully it will still include some warm, lazy days curled up with a good book. To get you in the mood, I’ve corralled a bunch of recommendations for what to put in your book bag this summer.

HAISLN Recommended Reading Lists
This reading list hails from the librarians of the Houston Area Independent Schools Library Network. Their 2009 recommendations have just been posted, and are organized into eight reading levels, from preschool to high school. The lists are in PDF, making them easy to print and share. Each book is annotated with a short summary (yeah!) but a book cover image would have been a great addition.

The Horn Book: Summer Reading
“Need suggestions for beach reading or books to bring to camp? We’ve hand-picked some favorite new titles, all published within the last year, that are ideal for the season.” From Picture Books to Young Adult Fiction, Horn recommends newly published books that may not be on your radar yet, with an emphasis on fun, summer reading. In addition to this list, they also produce a book review podcast, and have dozens of other reading lists for children and young adults. You’ll find these links at the bottom of the page.

International Reading Association: Children’s Choices Project
“A booklist with a twist! Children themselves evaluate the books and write reviews of their favorites. Since 1974, Children’s Choices have been a trusted source of book recommendations used by teachers, librarians, parents, and children themselves.” Visit to download the winners for 2008, or any of the previous booklists, going back to 1998. The K-6 lists are available online, as well as in two PDF formats: annotated or compact (just titles and authors).

… Click to continue Summer Reading.

#4. Printables Club Members Also Get …

Surfnetkids Printables Club Members also get the following printables to use in the classroom, the computer lab, the school library, or to send home with students:

Summer Reading Printable
Printable Authors Word Search
Children’s Book Awards Printable
Reading Comprehension Printable

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#5. Related Games

Authors Word Search

Reading is Fun Scramble

Timeless Authors Crossword

#6.Surfing the Calendar

Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony Premiere
May 7, 1824

National Windmill Day (Holland)
May 9, 2009

International Migratory Bird Day
May 9, 2009

Central and Union Pacific Railroads Meet
May 10, 1869

Mother’s Day Poems
May 10, 2009

Richard Feynman’s Birthday
May 11, 1918

Children’s Book Week
May 11-17, 2009

Edward Lear’s Birthday (Celebrated as Limerick Day)
May 12, 1812

Start of California Gold Rush
May 12, 1848

First permanent British colony Established in Jamestown, Virginia
May 14, 1607

Lewis & Clark Leave St. Louis
May 14, 1804

Major Lassen Peak Volcanic Eruption
May 14, 1915

Jumping Frog Jubilee in Angels Camp, CA
May 14-17, 2009

L. Frank Baum’s Birthday
May 15, 1856

Discovery of Largest Prime Number Known to Man
May 15, 2004

#7.Quote of the Week

“If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders.” ~~ Abigail Van Buren (born July 4, 1918) American advice columnist Dear Abby.

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