Summer Reading

There are so many fun and wonderful things to do

during the summer time with your kids.

This summer one of the things that I decided to do

with my child, Matthew, who has Agenesis of the

Corpus Callosum, is the summer reading program at

our local library.

Matthew is very fond of books and has always loved

looking at books and listening to me read to him

since he was a toddler.

I am a big fan of borrowing books from the library.

It affords the opportunity to read and enjoy so many

new books with your child without spending the

money to buy each and every book that you read.

Of course, there are always a few favorite books we

discover that Matthew loves to read over and over

and those are the books that I will gladly

purchase for him (new or used) and add them to our

own book collection.

Several months ago when I was researching information

for the ACC Reading and Comprehension document,

I stumbled upon a particular author who writes

children's books by the name of Karma Wilson.

So we borrowed some library books by Karma Wilson.

They are a big hit.

A few of Matthew's favorites are:

Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson

We love this book! Mama and Matthew both. The

rhythm of rhyme carries the story along and

gives an appealing catchy quality that keeps

Matthew's attention. The "bear snores on" is a

phrase that appears often on the pages. Matthew

will anticipate it and is always ready to add his

own snoring sound effects. He laughs often

through this book when "wee slurps" (deee-licious),

"big burps" and one enormous "achooooooo" abounds.

This is a very fun, interactive book to read with

your child.

Check out the cute video clip of the book...

Bear Snores On

Matthew also likes:

Sleepyhead by Karma Wilson

A very sweet bedtime story with a mantra that makes

Matthew laugh. Three words that even my child (who is

non-verbal) can convey when it comes to bedtime...

"Just one more"

I also pay close attention, while reading blogs, to

the books that other kids like. I have found two

very special books that are Matthew's favorites

this way.

The first book came from reading one of my favorite

blogs about "Bugg" who has ACC. His Mama showed a

book called Happy Mother's Day by author Steven Kroll

on her blog and that's how I discovered what turned out

to be one of Matthew's most requested bedtime stories:

Pigs in the House by Steven Kroll

This rhyming story about three pigs who make

a "great big pig mess" is amusing and very cute.

Thank you bunches and bunches, Bugg's Mama.

And one more story we adore came by seeing a

picture of the book on another favorite site of mine...

Sea, Sand, Me! by Patricia Hubbell

An adorable book about spending the day at the beach.

We actually took this book on our recent family beach

trip. It's a favorite book of Matthew's and one that

he chooses to read every night.

Take a sneak peek inside the book.

Thank you lots of bunches, Violet and Mahaela's Mommy.

Violet is nearly 4 months old and she has agenesis of the

corpus callosum.

We are still exploring books this summer from our

local library and I have a few new stories on hold

that I can't wait to get and read with my child,


Have fun this summer and enjoy reading.

Does your child have a favorite book?

From pre-school to high school...I'd love to know

what your kid's favorite books are.