Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Summer Lovin

Every summer I try to have some sort of organized reading with the kids (beyond reading fiction stories, which we do anyway.) I like to introduce my kids to non-fiction books. You know make them smarter, force them to learn stuff, etc. What can I say? I was a History Major/English Minor in college.

My dad helped me come up with the idea for this year's reading list. I have all these books checked out from the library:

What do they have in common, besides being biographies? They are all characters in this movie:

Which we are going to see, when we are done reading. (Although, by the time we finish it might be only showing a the Dollar Movies by then or out on dvd.) The kids are really excited and so am I.

Happy summer reading.


Candice said...

Oh my gosh. This is a fantastic idea. I love it!

Darci said...

That is perfect! Great idea! I'm definitely going to use that someday.

Meredith said...

I was going to say..."Hmmm seems like it was inspired by a certain movie now showing." But then you did!

I'm willing to bet that at least you will enjoy the books more than the movie. The kids might enjoy the movie, though.

Skinner Family said...

My kids just saw the first movie on Saturday night and they are obsessed. I love your book choices. A great idea. I think we will head to the library tomorrow.

Jessica said...

super great idea!

Heidi Lyn said...

Wonderful idea!
the humanities/history major

Becca said...

What a great idea! The movie will be so much more meaningful for them after they have studied bios of the characters.

janice said...

great idea, it will make the movie so much more fun!

Jeppson Clan said...

i love this. maybe i should do it for me! juvenile book versions and all.

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