You really don’t have to be bothered by kids saying, “I’m bored, there’s nothing to do” during summer. There’s a great solution for this, and it doesn’t mean sending him off to “Just go there and play.” All you need is a list of the best 2012 summer readings for kids for all ages:
BOOKS FOR BOYS:
Dan Gutman’s “Baseball Card Aventures”
David A. Kelly’s “Ballpark Mysteries”
Kevin Markey’s “The Super Sluggers”
S.J. Kincaid’s “Insignia”
Catherine Fisher’s “Incarceron”
Matt and Dave’s “Yuck” series (“Yuck’s Amazing Underpants”)
Lincoln Pierce’s “Big Nate Goes For Broke”
Jennifer and Matthew Holm’s “Squish: Super Amoeba”
“Captain Underpants and the Terrifying Return of Tippy Tinkletrousers”
“Captain Underpants and the Perilous Plot of Professor Poopypants”
Brian Selznick’s “The Invention of Hugo Cabret”
PICTURE BOOKS FOR BOYS:
Artie Bennett’s “Poopendous”
Owen Davey’s “Night Knight”
Chris Van Dusen’s “Randy Riley’s Really Big Hit
Charise Mericle Harper’s “If Waffles Were Like Boys”
Sherri Duskey Rinker and Tom Licktenheld’s “Good Night, Good Night, Construction Site”
Ame Dyckman’s “Boy + Bot”
Michael Chabon’s “The Astonishing Secret of Awesome Man”
Peter Stein and illustrator Bob Staake’s “Bugs Galore”
BOOKS FOR GIRLS:
Polly Horvath’s “Mr. and Mrs. Bunny — Detectives Extraordinaire”
Lissa Price’s “Starters”
Cassandra Clare’s series “The Mortal Instruments”
Lauren Oliver’s “Liesel & Po”
“Junie B. Jones and Ramona Quimby”
“Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly School Bus”
Stephanie Barden’s “Cinderella Smith”
Jennifer L. Holm’s “Eighth Grade is Making Me Sick”
“Letters to Leo”
PICTURE BOOKS FOR GIRLS:
Matthea Harvey’s “Cecil the Pet Glacier”
Emily Redmond’s “Felicity Floo Visits the Zoo”
Jonny Duddle’s “The Pirates Next Door Starring the Jolly-Rogers”
Peter McCarty’s “Chloe”
Amy Krouse Rosenthal’s “Plant a Kiss”
Amy Beth Bloom’s “Little Sweet Potato”
Have you found any interesting titles for your kids?
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Baby monitors are very important. They can help keep your baby safe and happy. So, when you purchase one, you want the best, right? Check out Babble’s guide to the best baby monitors of 2012 before you head out to the store.
If you love to take your kids to the movies and you’re wondering what’s coming out this year, check out this great guide to 2012 kids’s movies. From The Lorax to The Secret World of Arrietty, there’s something for everyone this year.
Occasionally twins will be born around midnight, which leads to each child having a different birthday, but on December 31, 2011, three sets of twins were born in different years. There will be no debating who is older when it comes to these babies. Half of them were born in 2011 and the other half were born in 2012.
Tomorrow is the start of a new year. What will 2012 bring for you? If you need some inspiration, check out these New Year’s resolutions for moms. They’ll help you get the new year off to a great start.