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Scott’s Toy Box: Summer Reading

Scott’s Toy Box: Summer Reading

Summer’s almost here, but don’t let the kids leave school without a proper summer reading list this year. Even if your family doesn’t have big plans this summer, through books your child can take an adventurous trip down the Mississippi River or even see a spider save a pig! The classics are always great, but consider some of these new releases to busy your child’s brain this summer.

Drawing Your Life by Michael Nobbs is a coloring book with daily artistic activities. Filled with beautifully illustrated blank pages, the book contains simple instructions like “Draw the contents of your bag, backpack, or pocket” and “Draw something without looking at the page”. Each task exercises those valuable creativity muscles, while entertaining your child. Draw Your Life costs about $12 on Amazon.

The New World Champion Paper Airplane Book by John M. Collins contains instructions for 20 different paper airplanes, with detailed guidelines on how to fold and crease for proper aerodynamic fun. Collins even included an educational chapter explaining how real planes fly. With perforated pages and fun colors, your child can truly take flight with this book. The New World Champion Paper Airplane Book costs about $14 on Amazon.

Unbored: The Essential Field Guide To Serious Fun by Joshua Glenn & Elizabeth Foy Larsen overflows with fun. Packed full of activities, interesting facts, movie lists, game rules, book excerpts and much more, this is a great book to buy on the first day of summer and enjoy all the way until the school year’s return! Unbored costs about $16 on Amazon.

About The Author

M Scott Anderson

M. Scott Anderson grew up in Hattiesburg and now currently lives in Jackson. He went to college at USM and got a degree in Mass Communications with a minor in Creative Writing. He has always loved to be a storyteller. Friends from childhood would tell him of stories he would say he’s writing that included them in it. He enjoys comic books and superheroes and loves having friends over to play both table top games and video games.

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