Summer Read-a-thon: Week 7 Theme

July 22, 2013

We’re plugging right along with our Read-a-thon. This week’s theme is a fun one, full of make believe and wonder.


Dragons, Fairies and Magic

The fantasy realms can be so much fun for children because ANYTHING can happen!  Talking animals, witches and wizards, fairies and dragons – anything goes.

Here are some ideas to get you started:

3- 5
The Dragon Machine
A Treasury of Children’s Literature
The Bravest Knight
The Water of Life: A Tale from the Brothers Grimm
Merlin and the Dragons (Picture Puffins)
Sylvester and the Magic Pebble
Where the Wild Things Are

6 – 10
The Reluctant Dragon
The Book of Dragons
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
My Father’s Dragon: The Bestselling Children Story
Howl’s Moving Castle
The Unicorn Chronicles #1: Into the Land of the Unicorns
Wizardology: The Book of the Secrets of Merlin

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern’s Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure
The Neverending Story
The Weirdstone of Brisingamen: A Tale of Alderley

Happy reading! Remember to check back later in the week for more fantasy fun!

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