Summer is a magical time when you’re a kid. I have fond memories of riding my bike to the pool each day, swimming for two hours, then stopping at the library to choose a book or two. The rest of the day was spent reading, so that I could do it all again the next day. The library summer reading program was the best: I earned prizes for something I loved to do.
This year the Collaborative Summer Library Program has selected the theme of Dream Big: Read! for its public-library members. The CSLP website has a bibliography of books that fit this theme of dreaming, sleeping, and things that happen in the night. Be sure to check it out. But in the meantime, here are a few Capstone titles that fill the bill.
For the young listener and beginning reader:
Nap Time for Kitty by Michael Dahl
The Scary Night by Anastasia Suen
The Noisy Night by Gwendolyn Hooks
Buzz Beaker & the Outer Space Trip by Cari Meister
For early readers:
Katie Goes Camping by Fran Manushkin
A Nervous Night by Fran Manushkin
The Kylie Jean series by Marci Peschke ~ no one dreams bigger than Kylie Jean!
For graphic novel lovers:
A Midsummer Night’s Dream, a graphic retelling of William Shakespeare's play
For those who want a little fright in their night:
The Midnight Witches by Roberto Pavanello