Summer Read-a-thon Week 8 Theme

July 29, 2013

How is your reading going? Just a reminder, if you want to enter the writing contest, you have a few more days to submit a story! Just get it submitted by midnight (eastern time) on July 31.

Now for this week’s theme reveal…..

Famous People and Places


The world is full of fascinating people and places – people who have done great things for their country, and places that are amazing feats of nature or human creativity.

Here are some book suggestions to get you started:

Martin’s Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
My Best Friend, Abe Lincoln: A Tale of Two Boys From Indiana
What’s the Matter with Albert?: A Story of Albert Einstein
The Magical Garden of Claude Monet (Anholt’s Artists Books for Children)
G Is for Grand Canyon : An Arizona Alphabet (Alphabet Series)
Amazing Buildings (DK Readers, Level 2)
The Top of the World: Climbing Mount Everest

Brighty: Of the Grand Canyon (Marguerite Henry Horseshoe Library)
Who Was William Shakespeare?
Babe & Me: A Baseball Card Adventure
You Wouldn’t Want to Climb Mount Everest!: A Deadly Journey to the Top of the World
Who Was King Tut?
Great Barrier Reef Adventures (Adventures Series)
The Ghost of the Golden Gate Bridge (Real Kids, Real Places)
Lady Liberty: A Biography

Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl
Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World: The Extraordinary True Story of Shackleton and the Endurance
DK Biography: Gandhi
Sahara Unveiled: A Journey Across the Desert (Vintage Departures)
The Statue of Liberty: A Transatlantic Story (Icons of America)
Building the Great Wall of China: An Isabel Soto History Adventure (Graphic Library: Graphic Expeditions)

Happy reading! And don’t forget to check back later in the week for more fun and activities!

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