Good day, young readers!
We are about to embark on some amazing adventures! Summer is just around the corner, and vacation holds so much promise. Everyone is busy making summer plans, and my boys are making their lists of places they want to visit (not all this year) and family they want to see. With that, we are looking at the books that we are going to be reading over the summer and enjoying journeys of a different type. What are you wanting to do this summer?
As we move closer to those long, lazy days, there are plenty of adventures just waiting on the library shelves. You just have to find the ones that speak to you. This month, we are reading “Call It Courage” by Armstrong Sperry. This book follows the journey of a young boy who is afraid of the sea. He must conquer his fear, as it affects his peoples’ way of life. This book is a great read and also won the Newberry Award. Be sure to check your library for a copy.
Although May has just begun, we are going to see June before too long. Our book for that month is going to be “Octavia Bloom and the Missing Key” by Estelle Grace Tudor. Octavia is going to find a different type of adventure, one that is filled with magic! Her family has been hiding a secret, and it is about to be revealed. This book is a fabulous read and one that I enjoyed very much. I hope that it will be one that you will enjoy reading as well. I have added the blurb below, so you can get an idea of what the book is about. If you enjoy this book, there are two others in this series as well, so be sure to check them out as well.
We will also have our Summer Reading Program this summer! Be sure to register for that. Reading is a great way to fill the summer days, expand your vocabulary, and find some new book friends along the way. Be sure to let your parents know that you want to participate. Let’s get ready to read the summer away! If you are new to the book club and want to read some of the fabulous books that we have read in the past, you can access the list here: http://bit.ly/1StF4v2.
Octavia Bloom and the Missing Key blurb from Goodreads.com:
One tiny discovery can have enormous consequences…
Almost 10-year-old Octavia Bloom is looking for adventure, but when it comes it’s in the shape of a tiny fairy door. Dragging her reluctant sister and cousins into the mystery, Octavia discovers her family are hiding not ONE but TWO life-changing secrets. Why is her mother searching for an elusive flower? And does she have what it takes to reunite her fractured family? Octavia’s certain the answers lie behind the fairy door, if only she could just find the key…
Bravery, secrets & magic intertwine in this fantastical adventure.