Summer Reading Program Fun: 10 Thrilling, Inspiring, Wacky Board Games for Kids

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$36.00
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$ 32.40
Item Number: 
978-0-8389-0755-9
Published: 
1999
Publisher: 
ALA Editions
Pages: 
120
Width: 
8 12"
Height: 
11"
Format: 
Softcover
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Make child's play of your summer reading program planning!

Planning a library summer reading program may not always be fun, but it certainly should be. Summer Reading Program Fun: 10 Thrilling, Inspiring, Wacky Board Games for Kids helps with an innovative approach your kids will love. With brief background on running games, clear instructions, and ready-to-use graphics, you will save planning time and create excitement in your library. Field-tested for fun, these games target kids in kindergarten through fifth grade. Choose one game to plan your summer reading program around. Try them all, and you have ten years of programming!

We live in a time where many different media are competing for our kids' attention. Against the sensory explosion of television, videos, multimedia CD-ROMs, and music, books all too often lose out. Wayne Johnson, creator of these games, and his wife Yvette Johnson, a long-time children's librarian, believe that fun comes first when designing summer reading programs.

Games like The Quest for the Golden Unicorns, The White Tiger of Kalimar, and Highway to the Stars are sure to keep your parking lot full and your circulation computers humming, just as they do in the Johnsons' library.

Visit the companion website for this book at Summer Reading Program Fun

Wayne L. Johnson

Yvette C. Johnson

"The authors of this book together have over 365 years' experience in public libraries and in particular youth services. The ideas presented in the book are simple and easily adapted to help a library service continue to provide holiday activity fun which fosters a lifelong love of reading."
—ORANA

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