Father Knows Five 7-26-13

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1. I can’t believe it took nearly a month of blogging for me to finally post something like this – a video for connoisseurs of Classic Literature AND Star Wars…

2. 3-year old Judges Books by Cover – This is one of the funniest things I have ever read about classic books and their covers. What a great dad to think of doing this with his toddler.

3. London Reading Marathon – an article especially for all our “Dr. Who” fans. This would have been a great event to attend!

4. WordGirl’s Word of the Week: Vanquish – your child can creatively vanquish evil all week long. This is THE word in superhero vocabulary!

5. Any book with this kind of review, by Lisa Poisso at Grabworthy, deserves a look – “If you’re nudging and tugging a reluctant reader through the long days of summer, Escape From Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein might just be the book that throws the door open wide. It’s every kid’s fantasy, part Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and part A Night in the Museum. In Escape From Mr. Lemoncello’s Library, 12 sixth-graders find themselves trapped inside a magnificent library/theater/museum complex the morning after a fabulous grand opening sleepover event. The kids must use every scrap of know-how about books and games in order to find the hidden escape route — and readers be doing the same alongside the young protagonists. Readers can also search for a secret hidden puzzle that rewards them (and their library of choice) with a real-life book prize…Kyle, the story’s protagonist, mirrors many of today’s young readers: a fan of board games, word games, and most especially video games. After spending a night in Mr. Lemoncello’s Library, both Kyle and your tween may discover they are fans of books as well!”