One of the great things about summer is staying up late with a bowl of popcorn and a great book that you’re reading as a family. Nothing’s better than seeing wide eyes hanging on your every word and hearing little voices begging for “just one more chapter!”
And although we do read-alouds year around, there’s something magical about the open expanse of possibilities waiting for kids in June, July, and August. It seems the days will stretch on forever and that bedtimes are made to be broken. And I love it!
In the spirit of non-scheduled days of freedom and fun, we’ve amassed a pile of books to read aloud as a family this summer. The only criteria? They must be Newbery Award Winners, because I feel that those books are classic pieces of literature rather than simply published stories. On the docket:
- The Twenty-One Balloons (we’re almost done with this one!)
- The Indian in the Cupboard
- Out of the Dust
- Bud, Not Buddy
- Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
What will you be reading with your kids this summer? Or what are some of your favorites that you can recommend?