The Massachusetts Book Award list has great chapter books that include Newbery winners with a range of books from 3rd grade through 8th grade.
My 6th grader is in need of more chapter books, particularly chapter book series in the adventure/fantasy and realistic fiction genres. I’ve picked books for her and I’ll report back on which ones she wants me to buy.
Thank you to Babysitters.net for guest posting. Combining math with sports? Yes! It’s a great way to make math relevant to kids!
My oldest daughter finally gives me her favorite books of 2011. She’s a 6th grader and 12-years-old but I think her book suggestions skew plus or minus by two years.
Science projects for elementary and middle schoolers that do not require a “kit” to purchase. These are great science projects for kids for school projects or just for fun.
Yoga Pretzels is a great way to introduce children to fun yoga poses. My yoga teacher Bea Abascal of Hola Yoga put together a sequence for kids that is short, fun and easy.
If You Like Percy Jackson, try Noah Zarc: Mammoth Trouble by D. Robert Pease. It’s a Time Travel Action Adventure Series (and the Physics of Time Travel). Then, go backwards in time along the same story line but with A Wrinkle In Time’s Sandy and Dennys in Many Waters.
Promise the Night covers Beryl’s childhood with inserts that document her aviation achievement. In real life, Beryl writes a memoir, West with the Night, that becomes a literary sensation, and goes on to Hollywood to consult on aviation for films. Ultimately, she ends up back in Nairobi, successfully training horses. She dies at the ages of 83.
Please welcome Tanya who writes a fantastic children’s literature book blog called Books4YourKids. I am always struck by her great taste in books and now, after reading her list, I am itching to get my hands on Vanished. This is the third time it’s hit my radar. Thank you Tanya for a really great list of books! We will be enjoying it all year!