We start today’s look at some more titles from our elementary reading list, with Paul Fleischman’s inspiring tale of community gardening, Seedfolks.
Set in a rundown section of Cleveland, Ohio, this heartwarming story weaves together the voices of a diverse group of characters as it follows the development of an abandoned lot into a flourishing community garden. What was once ugly and desolate transforms into something beautiful. Not just for elementary readers, this is s story that can be enjoyed by the whole family.
The wonderful Judy Moody joins forces with her little brother Stink in Megan McDonald’s The Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Treasure Hunt.
Whilst on summer vacation at historic Ocracoke Island – home of Blackbeard – Judy and Stink must work together as they tackle a pirate themed scavenger hunt. Pirate slang, silly jokes, tricky puzzles and lots of full color cartoons make this an excellent summer read.
Finally today we take a look at the perfect title for all those budding wormologists out there…Norma Dixon’s Lowdown on Earthworms.
A great non-fiction title that combines facts about worm anatomy and behavior, with instructions for making a plastic bottle wormery and a more ambitious compost bin.
Join us tomorrow as we explore Beneath the Surface and turn the spotlight on three more titles from our Middle and High School reading lists.
Until then…keep on digging into reading!