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.

Inspired by The Magic Faraway Tree we created a summer reading tree.Summer Reading Tree Story Snug

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.

Summer Reading Tree The Jolly Postman Story Snug http://storysnug.comThe 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 Hexe Lily Story Snug http://storysnug.comHexe Lily is doing her homework.






Summer Reading Tree Martha and the Bunny Brothers Story Snug http://storysnug.comMartha and her Bunny Brothers are sitting on a branch.





Summer Reading Tree Oliver and the Seawigs Story Snug http://storysnug.comIris and a sea monkey have left Oliver and the Seawigs in Deepwater Bay and have managed to climb up the tree.







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?

12 thoughts on “Summer Reading Tree

  1. 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

  2. What a brilliant idea for recording summer reading. We’re going to be doing the summer reading challenge at our local library and I’m very tempted to create a reading tree for Sophie to do as well. #MMBC

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