Summer vacation is just about here! That means your children now have two whole months of free time ahead of them—and us parents have to find ways to keep them entertained. My favorite way to entertain kids is with books, and these classics are sure to keep them hooked!

Number the Stars, by Lois Lowry

“As the German troops begin their campaign to “relocate” all the Jews of Denmark, Annemarie Johansen’s family takes in Annemarie’s best friend, Ellen Rosen, and conceals her as part of the family.”

Charlotte’s Web, by E.B. White

“Some Pig. Humble. Radiant. These are the words in Charlotte’s Web, high up in Zuckerman’s barn. Charlotte’s spiderweb tells of her feelings for a little pig named Wilbur, who simply wants a friend. They also express the love of a girl named Fern, who saved Wilbur’s life when he was born the runt of his litter.”

The Giving Tree, by Shel Silverstein

“Every day the boy would come to the tree to eat her apples, swing from her branches, or slide down her trunk…and the tree was happy. But as the boy grew older he began to want more from the tree, and the tree gave and gave and gave.”

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, by Roald Dahl

“Charlie Bucket’s wonderful adventure begins when he finds one of Mr. Willy Wonka’s precious Golden Tickets and wins a whole day inside the mysterious chocolate factory. Little does he know the surprises that are in store for him!”

A Wrinkle In Time, by Madeleine L’Engle

“Out of this wild night, a strange visitor comes to the Murry house and beckons Meg, her brother Charles Wallace, and their friend Calvin O’Keefe on a most dangerous and extraordinary adventure – one that will threaten their lives and our universe.”

What will you be reading this summer? Let me know in the comments!

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