For Princess Eager, I plan to suggest choices such as Little Women or her sisters' favorite, An Old-Fashioned Girl, by Louisa May Alcott, Elsie Dinsmore, Cheaper by the Dozen, and Meet Me In St. Louis.
Prince Go-for-It already has a couple of books he wants to read:
Pre: The Story of America's Greatest Running Legend, Steve Prefontaine and Bowerman and the Men of Oregon: The Story of Oregon's Legendary Coach and Nike's Cofounder. They're both about running, but historical, biographical, and the fun pursuit of his own passion will help him also improve his reading speed and understanding.
Princess Eager might enjoy The Six Wives of Henry VIII, and/or Emma. She is already reading Emmitt Smith's Game On: Find Your Purpose--Pursue Your Dream.
|Prince Go-for-It's summer help:|
The Key to Algebra series
Here is where I also admit that Prince CuddleBunny isn't reading yet... and some of you may be shocked and dismayed. I read to him, and siblings read to him. He does phonics. Mostly we talk and 'do'... He watches, is in the middle of most any action, and absorbs information and skills like crazy. (I'm so jealous that he spotted a Cedar Waxwing on our huckleberry bush the other day... I've wanted to see one my whole life!) It just hasn't been a priority for him to put together what he's learned and take off with reading on his own.
|Just a couple of the books by|
Raymond and Dorothy Moore
|A favorite reading-help:|
Teach Your Child to Read
in 100 Easy Lessons
We also have a 'fun' workbook to chase away summer boredom, when the other kids are busy. Scholastic Success With: 2nd Grade includes some lessons in map reading, math, penmanship, and grammar.