With the first official day of summer coming this week, I sat down to review our summer reading list.
Since I know first hand that it can be somewhat challenging to get those older kids reading during the summer months (or reading something OUTSIDE of their normal 'book type'), I always like to have some go-to chapter books on hand.
One of our favorite genres during the summer are outdoor adventure books -- stories where kids are up against nature and must do some quick thinking and use their survival skills to get through a tough situation.
Those books where kids think "Man, I wish I could have an adventure like that!"
So today's book list is for all those adventurous spirits out there -- both boys & girls -- who wonder what it would be like to be lost in the woods or shipwrecked alone on an island.
Stories like these help our kids to think about how they might 'step up' and handle a challenging situation when there are no adults to lead the way.
And they're sure to entice and capture the attention of even the most reluctant of readers!