Summer Reading Treetop Story Snug
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Summer Reading Tree

Summer holidays are finally here which gives us lots of time for reading. We have joined the library’s summer reading challenge which involves a child reading and summarising three or more books of their choice but my daughter wanted to keep a record of all the books that we read over the summer. We are including both books that she reads to us and books that we read to her.

Summer Reading Tree Story Snug

Inspired by The Magic Faraway Tree we created a summer reading tree.

My daughter has written the name of each book that we have read on a leaf but she also wanted to draw pictures of the characters in the stories we have read and stick them onto the tree.

The Jolly Postman has parked his bicycle at the bottom of the tree and tied a parcel to the rope that Moonface from The Enchanted Wood has let down from the top.

Summer Reading Tree The Jolly Postman Story Snug

Hexe Lily is doing her homework.

Summer Reading Tree Hexe Lily Story Snug

Martha and her Bunny Brothers are sitting on a branch.

Summer Reading Tree Martha and the Bunny Brothers Story Snug

Iris and a sea monkey have left Oliver and the Seawigs in Deepwater Bay and have managed to climb up the tree.

Summer Reading Tree Oliver and the Seawigs Story Snug

My daughter had a wonderful time drawing the characters for the tree and is eager to read and draw more. We will post a picture of our tree at the end of the summer holidays. This is what the top currently looks like.

Summer Reading Treetop Story Snug

How are you recording the books that you and your your child read over the holidays? Are you taking part in a summer reading challenge like this one in the UK?

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16 responses to “Summer Reading Tree”

  1. RaisieBay avatar

    I absolutely love this idea!! And you have some of my all time favourite books there, I loved reading the Magic Faraway Tree to my children and I really loved the Jolly Postman because I love reading letters. The tree is amazing, I hope you get lots and lots of leaves.

    1. Catherine avatar

      We have read The Magic Faraway Tree so many times! It was a great inspiration for this challenge 🙂

  2. Kim Carberry avatar

    This is such a cute idea and great to get kids reading over the summer. x

    1. Catherine avatar

      It’s a great way to keep them occupied too, my daughter loved doing the drawings as much as she loved reading the books 🙂

  3. Carol avatar

    That is such a cute idea. The end result is a cute decoration for her room. #MMBC

    1. Catherine avatar

      It was a fun way of decorating the room and it was still there once summer ended 🙂

  4. Jayne @ Sticky Mud and Belly Laughs avatar

    This is such a fab idea! I love all of the little characters that your daughter has drawn! Such a fun way to record summer reading. x

    1. Catherine avatar

      It was a lot of fun and our tree stayed up way longer than the summer 🙂

  5. Becky, Cuddle Fairy avatar

    Great idea to create a reading tree – it’s so creative & looks like you have had a lot of great reads! #readwithme

    1. Catherine avatar

      We’ve read more than we’ve managed to draw pictures for but it’s still fun to see the different characters that are climbing the tree 🙂

  6. Victoria Welton avatar

    This is a fantastic idea! Grace has joined the summer reading challenge too. I think she is on her 3rd or 4th book now. #readwithme

    1. Catherine avatar

      Wow – Grace is doing well 🙂

  7. chantelle hazelden avatar

    this is such a clever yet fun idea!!! now to find some brown paper 🙂 thanks for sharing with #readwithme

    1. Catherine avatar

      This was card but brown paper would also have been a great idea. Would love to see a picture if you do one 🙂

  8. Baby Isabella avatar

    What a great idea! So creative and rewarding to see all the books you’ve read as part of the summer reading challenge! Look forward to seeing it finished in Sept! x

    1. Catherine avatar

      It’s a fun way to keep a record of all the books that we have read, we’ve added Princess Ruby’s treehouse today.