Friday, May 8, 2009

Summer Reading For Children

If you will have young ones at home this summer, encourage them to read! It helps build their vocabulary and critical thinking skills, and keeps them focused on academic habits so they will be ready for the next school year.

If your children are old enough to read independently, they are sure to enjoy the summer reading program at your local public library. Kids keep track of how many books they've read, and earn prizes and r
ecognition. If you have infants and toddlers, reading a book aloud to them can encourage development of their speaking skills and cognitive thinking.

Here are some picture books that have just been added to the children's literature collection at the NCC Libraries. They cover several popular themes:

Reading



Hooray for Reading Day
by Margery Cuyler
PZ 7 .C997 RE 2008 Easy Readers section






Born to Read
by Judy Sierra
PZ 8.3 .S577 BOR 2008 Easy Readers section




Music


This Jazz Man

by Karen Ehrhardt
PZ 8.3 .E297 TH 2006 Easy Readers section





The Blues of Flats Brown
by Walter Dean Myers
PZ 7 .M992 BN 2000 Easy Readers section





Trains


Trainstop

by Barbara Lehman
PZ 7 .L5217 TRA 2008 Easy Readers section





The Goodnight Train

by June Sobel
PZ 8.
3 .S692 GO 2006 Easy Readers section



Horses



Twenty Heartbeats

by Dennis Haseley
PZ 7 .H2688 TW 2008 Easy Readers section






My Chincoteague Pony

by Susan Jeffers
PZ 7 .J3645 MY 2008 Easy Readers section




Photo credit: "Welcome, Parents!" Reading Is Fundamental. 1 May 2009. http://www.rif.org/parents/

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