Kids Caught in the Act … of READING THIS SUMMER!

Best Books for Kids!

It’s so great to see kids caught in the act of reading this summer and I’ve tried to identify which books they are reading because if these are books kids will actually Drop Everything And Read books.

If you send me a picture, I’ll send you a book. If you gave me the picture via Twitter, please email me your address and I’ll get one right out to you. Thank you!

Has it been easy or challenging to get your child reading this summer? Care to share any tips, tricks or favorite books? Thanks for sharing!!


@pragmaticmom did you see my instagram pic I dedicated to you? from @MamaCandtheBoys.

yes-Richard Scarry. He goes to bed w/that book under his pillow EVERY night. Mama C and the Boys

Richard Scarry’s Cars and Trucks and Things That Go by Richard Scarry

And Mama C’s other son …

@pragmaticmom this made me think of you. He read it one sitting; “Amulet”


What a great idea Pragmatic Mom!!  Here is a pic of my Grandson reading. Shari of Faith Filled Food for Moms.

The One Year Devotions for Preschoolers (Little Blessings Line) by Crystal Bowman


These two sisters are enjoying their books!

The Giver by Lois Lowry is our 6th grade required reading.

Dairy of a Wimpy Kid Cabin Fever by Jeff Kinney appeals as much to girls as boys. He won the Children’s Choice Award.


How come her kids read on the plane but mine just watch the TV sets? I’m jealous!

To view any book more closely at Amazon, please click on image of book or purchase at Barnes and Noble by going here.

By Mia Wenjen, PragmaticMom


  1. Love seeing us in lights! We have instituted a “quiet time” every day for 45 minutes. Your option? Read, draw, meditate, repeat. And you know what? THEY LOVE THIS TIME. There is no “choosing” reading or electronica. They just read, because that is what they want to do!
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  2. Artchoo!

    We love that Richard Scarry book! I am going to institute Mama C’s 45 quiet time, because my son has officially stopped napping.
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  3. Ann

    To Artchoo – that is a sad day!
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  4. Ann

    I LOVE these pics of kids reading!!!

    My only tip is frequent library trips. We take out more than we have time to read – lots of choices.
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  5. wow..! love to see children hooked on the pages enjoyin what they are reading.. cheers to children who loves reading! we should encourage them more.. 😉
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  6. Nadine

    These pictures make me smile. 🙂 I suggest public libraries! More than likely they have special stuff going on. How about having kids ask library staff for help? They may know about secret treasures us moms overlook.

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