Phil Gyford asked some bigname webloggers [sic] for their summer reading lists, and here are their responses. Although I'm sure your kid would love to hear Middlesex or the latest collection of David Foster Wallace, the only childrens' title recommendations come from Danny O'Brien [Oblomovka, NTK], whose judgment in baby names I already trust:
I'm currently reading Little Bear's New Friend by the Reader's Digest Young Editions collection, and Moo, Baa (La La La) by Sandra Boynton. When I'm after something less demanding (or less demanding than Ada demanding that I read the above), I've been skimming:And you? What are you reading (to the kid or otherwise)?
David McCullough's John Adams. I've started this by looking up Ben Franklin in the index, and working back. All the people I admire in the American revolution seemed to have been somewhat creeped out by John "Sedition Act" Adams, so I'm going to enjoy seeing what the other side has to say.