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Summer reading

We spent the evening doing “pick up night”.

Once a week we pick up the house. The kids do each of their rooms -- my daughter with help from me.

I was happy at what we had accomplished and when bedtime arrived I asked my daughter to go to her room and pick out books.

I hadn’t expected to return to her room to find the entire bookcase emptied again and on her bed ready to be read.

Speaking of reading, anyone have any new favorite children’s books or summer reads? I have recently happened upon a few Washington authors.

I am reading The Sharper the Knife, The Less You Cry by Kathleen Flinn of Seattle.

My son, on the other hand, is enjoying being read the Elliot’s Park series written by Patrick Carman of Walla Walla.

I picked up one of the books in a book store in Walla Walla for my son when I picked it up and was caught by the fact that we share a last name. I didn’t know until reading the book and seeing mention of Walla Walla that it was a local author.

What are you reading?