Summer is here and the kids are out of school. This is an important time to get out in the community and get books in children's hands to help prevent the summer slide. The summer slide is when skills students learned during the school year are lost or forgotten over the summer.  When kids don’t practice their reading skills during the summer months, they can fall behind by the time school starts again. This makes it an especially important for the little book bus to get out there and share all these wonderful books.
It has been awesome sharing all these wonderful books and hearing, seeing, and experiencing all the excitement and joy kids are having with the books. The other day I heard some girls talking as they were waiting to get on the little book bus. One of the girls said "I am so excited to get on the bus and pick a book" as she jumped up and down. Then she stopped and laughed as she said "I can't believe I am this excited about getting a book." I pointed out that books are an awesome thing to get excited about as there are so many fantastic ones out there.