[Surfnetkids: 10 Jul 2013] Summer Reading

[Surfnetkids Free Newsletter] Summer Reading


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#1. July 10, 2013

Barbara J. Feldman
Dear Reader,

Hope you are enjoying your summer, and that you’re able to carve out some time for reading a few “guilty pleasure” books. What’s your favorite summetime genre? Mine is chick lit. Follow me at Goodreads to see what’s on my Kindle this week.

See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"

#2. 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 the following booklists for your family’s summer reading pleasure.

America Library Association: Notable Children’s Books
Each year the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) compiles a list of “notable” children’s books. “As applied to children’s books, notable should be thought to include books of especially commendable quality, books that exhibit venturesome creativity, and books of fiction, information, poetry and pictures for all age levels (birth through age 14) that reflect and encourage children’s interests in exemplary ways.”

Recently purchased by Amazon.com, Goodreads is a social network for readers over thirteen. As such, you’ll get more out of it if you create a free account, rate some books, and add some friends. My favorite Goodreads feature is the book recommendations organized by genre. Follow me and see what’s on my book shelf by clicking here.

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.

… Click to continue Summer Reading .

#3. 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
Children’s Book Awards Printable

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#5. Surfing the Calendar

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Jul 14, 1798

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#6. Quote of the Week

“It is books that are the key to the wide world; if you can’t do anything else, read all that you can.” ~~ Jane Hamilton ~~ ( 13 July 1957) American novelist. There are more reading quotations at Light a Fire: Education Quotes.

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