Summer Reading

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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

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Talk about what you are reading. Asking questions before, during and after the read helps your child make connections and increase reading comprehension skills.

  5. 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

Adult Fiction:

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

Adult Nonfiction

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

Youth Fiction

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

Youth Nonfiction

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

Elementary School

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

Children

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!