With June has come the rain, and we’ve spent our first couple of summer weeks mostly indoors. Though I know we all long for a day of sunlight and outdoor fun, the kids and I have had a lot of creative fun indoors, as well as reading time. I managed to read a novel in a week (The Chilbury Ladies choir, by Jennifer Ryan – a wonderful historical fiction novel set in Britain during WWII that celebrates the power of music that I highly recommend) — as well as read along with some of the kids book picks. We’ve also had some lovely visits to the library, where we picked out new books for the month, played a variety of games, and learned about flight around the world! The kids had fun making and flying their own paper airplanes.
June Kids Book List:
Katie and the Cupcake War, Cupcake Diaries series by Coco Simon
Mia’s Boiling Point, Cupcake Diaries series by Coco Simon (not pictured above)
Pokemon XY, story by Hidenori Kusaka, Art by Satoshi Yamamoto
Tigers at Twilight, Magic Tree House series by Mary Pope Osborne
Welcome to Camden Falls, Main Street series, by Ann M. Martin
Gemma the Gymnastics Fairy, Rainbow Magic series, by Daisy Meadows
Bailey the Babysitter Fairy, Rainbow Magic series, by Daisy Meadows (not pictured above)
Violet in Bloom, a Flower Power Book, by Lauren Myracle (not pictured above)
The Secret of the Fairies, Thea Stilton series (not pictured above)
Tales from a NOT-SO-Friendly Frenemy, Dork Diaries series, by Rachel Renee Russell (not pictured above)
Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea by Ben Clanton
The Dunderheads by Paul Fleischman, illustrated by David Roberts
What Eats What in a Rain Forest Food Chain, by Lisa J. Amstutz, illustrated by Anne Wertheim
What I’m currently reading: The Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan
What I’m reading next: Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
As the rain continues to fall outside our windows, I’m hoping for sunny summer days ahead in the second half of June! We’ll be heading up north via long-distance train to visit Mimi & Papaw, and of course we’ll be packing books to read along our journey.
Thanks for reading, watching – and for visiting Space to Dream. Have a wonderful day, and stay tuned for more summer reading adventures!