Raising Zakari to love books is a passion of mine. My goal while homeschooling him is to expose him to as many great books as possible. I know kids grow so fast and that my time with him while he is small is limited.
This June turned into a month where we read even more then usual. I made sure wherever we went that I had a book with us. We really took advantage of almost ever moment we could get in a bit of reading.
This month we read 23 chapter books! I think that is a new record for us!
If you want to see what we read, check out my latest video! And if you want links to the books we read, keep scrolling down to check them out!
Calendar Mysteries 6: June Jam: Zakari and I just cannot get enough of the younger siblings of the A to Z Mysteries series. We love scheduling these books into our read alouds. Most of these I was able to find used, however we were missing June. When we find a good series I have no issues paying full price for them. Once again author Ron Roy did not disappoint!
Cars 2: Fueled for Adventure (Disney Chapter Book): When I read a book, to me it is like a movie going on in my head. That is not always the case for all readers. So I think it is beneficial for kids to read books about characters they may already know from TV shows or movies. It makes it easier for them to image what is happening in the story.
Farm Rescue: I was pleasantly surprised with this book. Zakari and I read another book by this author and we were not impressed. I actually landed up selling the whole series because I knew we would not read them. When I realized who wrote this book, I was nervous, but this series seems to be more our style of books. So I’m excited to continue reading this series.
Passager: The Young Merlin Trilogy, Book One: This book was a bit out of our usual style of reading. But seeing as we are reading the Magic Tree House Merlin Missions, I thought it might be fun to read about Merlin’s early years. Overall we liked it.
Firefighter Dog (Artlist Collection, The Dog) We really impressed with this book. It take place at the point for view of the dog. It was neat to learn about why dalmatians are often used as a fire dog.
Hollywood Spaniel (Artlist Collection: The Dog) Another great story from the point of view of two dogs. One dog is a famous TV star, while the other is lives with a poor family. They switch places, and when it is discovered the switch lands up helping everyone involved.
Jack (The Puppy Place 17) Charles and Lizzie have their work cut out for them when they try and help find a forever home for Jack, who loves to chew… on everything.
Claude at the Beach: This was such a cute book. Honestly the only reason I grab this at the book sale is because my dad’s name is Claude. But after reading this one, if I found more in the series I would pick them up.
The Spell Thief (Little Legends) This is a new series I picked up from the Scholastic Book Club. One line in the whole book had everyone busting a gut while I read aloud in the car.
“Such a wonderful spell!” exclaimed the stepmother wistfully. “I remember turning my third ex-husband‘s new wife into a cake using that spell. Of course it didn’t last very long, just a couple of hours – just long enough for her family to get hungry.”
A Ghost in the Castle (The Kingdom of Wrenly) We were so excited when this came in the mail early! We had preordered it of course, because we are addicted to The Kingdom of Wrenly. So when it arrived several days before its actual release date, we dove right in. Every time we get a preordered book ahead of schedule, we always feel special knowing we are of a small handful who got to read it early.
Daisy the Kitten (Dr. KittyCat 3): This series was recommended to me by a YouTube friend. We enjoyed it, I’m not sure I would pay full price for them, but if I come across any of the others in the series at the next book sale or a thrift store I would be sure to grab them.
Thanks for checking out what we read in June! Share with me in the comments what you and your kiddos are reading.
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