An article entitled “A need to read: What parents can do to encourage summer reading,” published on May 26, 2009, by Knox News states, “Summer slide. Although it sounds like some kind of toy, educators use the phrase to describe the dangerous loss in skills that occurs during the months of summer vacation—particularly reading proficiency.” There is great advice in this article to help you keep your kids from falling victim to the “summer slide.”
And they like it!
A great review of I and I Bob Marley was written by John Martin on the Boys Read blog, plus some nice words from I and I Bob Marley illustrator, Jesse Joshua Watson.
Spotted on the corner of 32nd Street and Madison Avenue, near the Lee & Low offices: bubbles.
You know you’re jealous of all the people who bought these awesome books — and you know what to do about that, don’t you?
June’s Top 10 Books on leeandlow.com
- I and I
When you leave your parents’ home you officially become an adult. Your newfound freedom allows you to make your own decisions without anyone telling you what to do. How exhilarating! You sleep when you’re tired. You eat when you’re hungry and drink when you’re thirsty. But personal freedom extends way beyond one’s basic needs. This freedom also allows you to try things you’ve always wanted to try, like having a Coke for breakfast. How about lunch and dinner? Three to four helpings of your favorite dish, why not? Speaking from a male perspective, there is something really exciting about eating large quantities!
I and I Bob Marley received a starred review from Booklist magazine. The review calls I and I “[A] rare, soulful tribute.”
Winner in the Grades 4-6 category:
Bird by Zetta Elliott, illustrated by Shadra Strickland
For a great cooking adventure, pair Hiromi’s Hands and this delicious activity.
For a fun craft project, pair In Daddy’s Arms I Am Tall with this activity to make the best card Dad has ever received.