Summer Reading List for Eco Kids


I've field tested a lot of kids books on different age ranges this year reading for BookPals.  These books get thumbs up ratings from all grade levels...

The Magic Finger by Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl is the creator of such classics as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, and Matilda. The Magic Finger is one of his shorter and lesser-known works, but the message within packs quite a punch. Finger tells the story of a young girl who has a magic finger.  One day she gets very upset with a family of hunters in her neighborhood, she points her magic finger at them and zap! Now the family of hunters has become the hunted.  This book features Dahl’s signature creativity and directness (i.e. Dahl never shrinks from things like turning children into mice or fudge see The Witches and Charlie.  The hunting family isn’t spared either). Never fear, however, the outcome is cheery, no one is injured and everyone learns a valuable lesson.

The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

Few people can read this book for the first time without a lump in their throat or visible tears.  As with any great piece of literature the touching story of a boy and his tree can be interpreted many ways.  Some believe it speaks of...Read Complete Article on Celsias