Okay, so maybe reading isn’t at the top of the my kids’ to-do lists this summer, but it is always at the top of mine. I’m hopeful that if we make it a little more fun and collaborative, they’ll think it is as fun as I do.  I found this list at Christianbook.com to help narrow down our choices and we’ve reserved several of them from the library. I brought home the first stack last week and asked them to pick one and read for at least 30 minutes each day. I’m reading the books too so that we can discuss them. After we finish a book, we’ll do something fun relating to the story. For example, following the book Miracles on Maple Hill, we’ll learn how maple syrup is made and have pancakes and real maple syrup for dinner. Most of the books on the list have been made into movies, so of course we’ll have movie night at the end of each book as well.

Kendra is a stay-at-home homeschooling mother of four rowdy boys. Okay, three rowdy boys and one who is still sweet and cuddly. She’s been married to her high-school sweetheart for twelve years. When she’s not playing teacher, nurse, cook or housekeeper, she loves to read and write.