Summer reading week 2 (and a call out for recommendations for 10 to 12 year olds)

It is week two of the iVillage PBS Kids Summer Reading Community Challenge.  There is still a month of fun left if you and your kids would like to sign up for the free six week program here at the website.  Once you sign up you’ll begin receiving daily emails with literacy tips and activities from Scholastic and PBS Kids. To add to the fun there are daily contests and prizes, too.

What we are reading

This week I thought I would share with you some books that Lucy, my four year old, and Max, my six year old, and I have been enjoying reading together.

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And now he is six (want, need, wear, read)

My son Max is now six years old.  Six trips around the sun.  Six birthdays. Six years of amazement, silliness, and sweetness.

The only brother, surrounded on all sides by sisters, Max is shy, quiet, and curious about the world around him.  I hope you’ll allow this mother to gush as bit, because I have a few things I want to share about my Max.

My Max

Max is our miracle boy, the pregnancy we spent three difficult years hoping for, the news that we were having a son coming not many weeks before my father-in-law, John, passed away from lung cancer in 2005.

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Weekend Links and SKClean15

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