[Summer Reading Challenge] Link Up #4 + a Giveaway!

Thursday, August 20, 2015

I can't believe it's here - our last link up in the summer reading challenge! I'm so far behind on checking out everyone's posts to see what books they've been reading but have been loving the suggestions I've seen! Mason's "to read" list has already grown ten fold, which I'm so excited about!

But, alas, with the last link up of our summer reading challenge comes the end of summer. And while Mason's been in school all summer anyway, there's something special about the "back to school season" that comes with the end of August/beginning of September. If you missed the announcement, Stephanie, Meghan and I would love to have you link up your back to school ideas with us! There are already a ton of amazing ideas to celebrate back to school linked up so don't forget to check those out too!

And now, on to the reading list...


Seriously, just the most fun book! It's hilarious and Mason loves reading about dragons eating and loving tacos. And as an added bonus, we had tacos for dinner. Turns out, Mason's love tacos too :)


(a trip somewhere)

I'm sure I've already sang this book's praises on the blog before, but we seriously love this book so it was the natural choice for a "trip somewhere". We've actually had this book for a long time and it has been a long time favorite of Mason's. I had actually thought that maybe he was over it because every time I suggested it, he would say no, but a couple weeks ago, he started LOVING it again. Every morning I catch him reading this book (or the original Little Blue Truck or Little Blue Truck's Christmas - he loves that it lights up!) when I go in to get him.


(food / a twist on an old classic)

A cute twist on the book There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly (a classic from when I was little), I saw this book when I was at the library looking for something else and thought it would be the perfect, funny addition to the fresh peach pie I made earlier this month. I'm not sure Mason understood the tie in, but he sure thought it was funny!


And that's that! Our summer reading list is full!

Now, tell us! What books are you reading this summer with your children? What books do I need to add to our summer list? Link up with us below!

PS remember you need to have participated in the challenge as well as linked up at least once to be eligible for the giveaway today. It's not too late! Link up today :)

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  1. We love the dragon book too! And Noah loves the blue trucks books but prefers the first one. I think it's because he likes doing the farm animal sounds ;). Thanks for hosting this great linkup... It's been fun!

  2. Fun books! I've been hearing about the little blue truck lately, sounds like I need to go book shopping!

  3. We just read Dragons Love Tacos as well and we just love it! It's so much fun to read! And the Little Blue Truck books are big hits in our house as well.

  4. I really need to check out the taco loving dragon book and I have heard so many amazing things about The Little Blue Truck that I can't wait to start Ben his own collection!

  5. Yay for tacos AND pie! Any activity that involves food is a big hit in this house too!

  6. I love the little blue truck book! I didn't know there were others!

  7. Everyone loves that Dragon book so I really need to check it out. And we have the old lady book as one of "Thanksgiving" ones. Can't wait to bust it out with all the fall stuff in a couple weeks!

  8. I keep seeing/hearing about this Dragons Love Tacos book. Obviously we need to check that one out.
    All the LBT books are a hit, here, too! I'm kind of hoping that we can do a birthday party incorporating those books before Marcus gets too old.


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