WE WANT TO ENCOURAGE READING THIS SUMMER...
FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY!
Our "Best Summer Ever" activities include the Summer Reading Challenge! Stop by the Church Library today, pick up a Summer Reading Guide and a great book! Set a goal and dive right in!
The selection of what you may desire to read is endless. If you wish to read about real-life situations that have happened then you can dive into a biography or memoir. By fueling your mind with knowledge of the past then you can step into someone's shoes through historical fiction. A reader can soar on the wings of a dragon in a tale of fantasy and wonder, taking a break from reality. Calm your mind with poetry on an array of subjects. Educate yourself with all sorts of nonfiction on a subject of your choosing. Grow your faith, develop your mind, expand your world!
The library is your oyster!
5 TOP TIPS TO ENCOURAGE READING
- Let your child choose. Plan a trip to the church library and let your child choose books that interest them. Our library staff can help steer them in the right direction, too. Keep books readily available at home, in the car, wherever your day takes you.
- Read to your child. Establish a routine for reading. Whether before bed or at snack time, reading can fit into almost any part of your daily routine.
- Read aloud together. It’s never too early to start reading to your little ones. For older kids, take turns reading each page of a favorite book.
- Talk about what you are reading. Asking questions before, during and after the read helps your child make connections and increase reading comprehension skills.
- Show your child that you enjoy reading. Be a reading model. Children often mimic parent behavior. Let your child see you enjoying reading and soon you may have an avid reader yourself.
Summer Reading Suggestions
Riven by Jerry Jenkins
The Trial by Robert Whitlow
If I’m Found by Terri Blackstock
The First Hostage by Joel C. Rosenberg
The Undoing of Saint Silvanus by Beth Moore
Fervent by Priscilla Shirer
The House that Cleans Itself by Mindy Starnes Clark
Shaken by Tim Tebow
Happy, Happy, Happy by Phil Robertson
Miracles from Heaven by Christy Wilson Beam
No Graven Image by Elisabeth Elliot
The Healer’s Apprentice by Melanie Dickerson
Glamour by Melody Carlson
Joanna’s Miracle by William H. Armstrong
Gideon’s Gift by Karen Kingsbury
The Chase by Kyle and Kelsey Kupecky
The Eagle Story
She Said Yes by Misty Bernall
No Fear by Tony Perkins
You Have a Brain: A Teen’s Guide to T.H.I.N.K. B.I.G. by Ben Carson
The Chronicles of Narnia series by C. S. Lewis
Mandie books by Lois Lepppard
The Cooper Kids Adventure Series by Frank Peretti
Every Child’s Pilgrim Progress by Derek McCulloch
Animals of the Bible by Dorothy Lathrop
The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry
Fat Free by Sara Gilbert
Case for a Creator by Lee Strobel
Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
Old Yeller by Fred Gipson
Under the Tagalong Tree by Gilbert Beers
Where Is Jesus? by Alan Parry
The Adventures of Isabel by Ogden Nash
Read Aloud Bible Stories by Ella Lindvall
Let Me Hold You Longer by Karen Kingsbury
Fred the Red Frog by Robert St. John
The Sunflower Parable by Liz Curtis Higgs
My Best Bible Word Book by Stephen Barclift
The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses by Paul Goble
Fredy the Frogcaster by Janice Dean
OTHER GREAT SUGGESTIONS - By Various Topics
The Fifty Best Christian Books Every Christian Should Read
(from The Blazing Center)
40 Books Every Christian Should Read - Stephen Altrogge
Want to mix up your reading plan? Here is a great guide to broaden the scope of your reading!