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Kids Books for Summer

Keep your child's mind active during the summer with a trip to your local library. Better TV's Kid Editor Kaden shares her five favorite summer reads, from toddler to pre-teen.

Wed, 22 Aug 2012|

Hi. We're here at the local library. And all you bookworms out there that don't know what to do this summer, I've got my five best books to read. So, let's go read them. All right. My first favorite book was really my first favorite book, "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie." First, he wants a cookie, and then, he wants a glass of milk, and then he wants a straw, then he wants a napkin, and just keeps going until it gets back to one tiny, little cookie. This book is called "Oh, the Places You'll Go!" by Dr. Seuss, and everyone loves this book. It's about how much you can accomplish just if you put your mind to it, but there's going to be a lot of ups and downs. "Oh, the places you'll go! There is fun to be done! There are points to be scored. There are games to be won. And the magical things you can do with that ball will make you the winning-est winner of all. Fame! You'll be as famous as famous can be, with the whole wide world watching you win on TV." I like this book, called "Franny B. Kranny, There's a Bird in Your Hair" because it's about this redhead girl, and she likes her hair so much. But she has to get it up in a bun for this fancy party. And so, on the way back from the barber shop, a bird lands in it, and she-- it hurts so much. So, she cuts up all her hair and donates it to the bird as a nest. I like this book called "Wizardology". And it is-- it's kind of different from all the other books. It's not really a-- bad or anything. It tells you how to be a wizard, and there's more books about how to be a dragonologist, and how to be a pirate, how to be a mummy. And then, you can open all these flaps and it tells you like how to do spells and all the ingredients. These right here are fortune teller-- fortune teller cards. Very interactive. This book is really cool because it's about a school that was supposed to be made 30 yards wide and one-story high. But instead, the workers built it three-stories high and one-story wide. It's called "Sideways Stories from Wayside School," about a teacher that turns kids into apples, little monkeys, and much, much more. If you don't have these five books at your local library, don't worry. There's plenty of others to choose from. And just remember, reading is fun and it's free. From Parents TV, my name is Kaden.