Friday, May 1, 2015

Summer Break is Approaching - What Will Your Children be Reading? Random House Kids Review

Disclosure - free sample provided.

I cannot believe that my kids will be on Summer Break before I know it.  We love to spend time outdoors, but I also think making sure your child continues to learn over the break is very important.  We do a number of things, but mostly I make sure that my 8 and 10 year old continue to read throughout the Summer.  Random House Kids offers a great selection of titles that make reading fun for children of all ages.  I received some great books that my children really enjoyed.  These would be great Summer reads for children!

The Pirate Pig is a chapter book written by Cornelia Funke.  She is also a NY Times bestselling author for her Inkheart.  This book will be available for purchase on April 28th.  The book is what I would call an early chapter book.  It isn't took long.  This is great for children that are just starting out reading chapter books.  It makes it less frustrating.  I also like that this book has color illustrations throughout it.  This is a great because it really helps make the book more fun for children.  I have found that it helps my children stay interested in the book.  This book introduces up to Stout Sam and Pip.  They end up finding a barrel washed up on the beach.  Inside the barrel was a pig.  Guess what they called the pig?  They called it Julie.  This was no ordinary pig.  It was a pirate pig.  It could smell out treasure.  There was a problem though.  Barracuda Bill wanted Julie.  He took her away from Stout Sam.  They looked for Julie.  They find their pirate pig, but end up caught.  They end up getting Julie back.  The book is loaded with excitement.  It really keeps you wondering if they really will be able to save Julie from Barracuda Bill.  My 8 year old really enjoyed this book.  The excitement really kept her wanting to read more.

Jack is a novel written just for kids.  It is the true story of Jack & The Beanstalk.  This book is written by Liesl Shurtliff.  This is her second fairy-tale type book.  The first was RUMP.  RUMP is The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin that was released in 2013.  Jack with be available April 14th.  I have really wanted my 10 year old to read some of the fairy-tale type books.  This is a great way to get your child excited about fairy-tales.  This book is not written in the traditional fairy-tale manner.  It definitely does a great job re-telling the story but it adds humor to the book.  That twist really makes it fun for children to read.  The book starts off by Jack's father vanishing.  Jack is of course told that giants are not real.  However, he doesn't believe what he is told.  Jack sets out to find his father.  He brings along his little sister Annabella.  They trade the family's cow for what?  Of course, magic beans!  This is how they get above the clouds.  What do they find?  They find giants!  This really is a fun twist on the traditional Jack & The Beanstalk story!

You can learn more about these books, and all of the great books that Random House Kids offers by visiting their website.  You can also connect with them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.

Disclosure - I received a free sample to facilitate my review.  No monetary compensation was provided.  All opinions are completely my own.  My participation is voluntary.   I am disclosing in accordance with FTC 16 CFR Part 255.  

1 comment:

  1. Random House has wonderful books! Thanks for the review of some summer reading books for the kids.