Friday, May 27, 2011
Some of you are busy scrounging around books (and lists?) for summer reading. Well, let me make a recommendation. In fact, I'm going to try to make at least one recommendation a week for those who are itching to read on their very own. Try Strawberry Girl by Lois Lenski (c. 1945). Don't be deceived by the cover, this is a Florida pioneer story that holds the boys' attention as much as, if not more than, the girls'. Along with her family, our heroine Birdie Boyer braves carving a new living in a new region. If you're thinking of Little House on the Prairie, just kick it up a few notches in the vein of the musical Oklahoma.
Betsy, Tacy and Tib.
There, that gives you many books (especially if you click on the links) to include in your summer reading lists.