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ASA Books July Reading & Activity List

Updated: Oct 16, 2020

Nothing beats a great summer than having a good book to escape in. ASA Books July Reading List is just what you need. It features an array of children’s books, for ages 0-10, on fun topics. ASA Books is also sharing wonderful works from two new Authors, Jocelyn Issac and Dr. Ed McDonald. All books are available on Just click the link below and don't forget to leave a review.

Take your child on an educational adventure bursting with the kinds of colorful photographs you need in bug books for kids.

What happens when the sun starts to rise? A world of amazing creatures awaken right before our eyes. From singing honey bees to hungry bull sharks, our land and sea friends are ready for you to join in on this fun-filled adventure. Never before seen images of handcrafted, bright, and vibrant illustrations will captivate your attention from start to finish. Learning doesn’t stop at the end of the story. Also included is a series of engaging questions to help recap the story along with definitions and sight words, all of which make this children's book an all-around treasure.

Jocelyn spends her Saturday mornings waiting for her friends to finish their fun activities. One day, she finds an activity of her own and she is very excited. Jocelyn Learns to Dance is loosely based on the writer's own experiences as a young dancer. For ages 3-8.

Do You Know Where My Food Goes is a kid-friendly book designed to teach the ins and outs of digestion in a fun, easy to understand way. Written by a gastroenterologist, this book uses rhyme and colorful illustrations to explain what happens from the moment food enters your mouth until the time it exits your body!

Flashlight Night is an ode to the power of imagination and the wonder of books. Three children use a flashlight to light a path around their backyard at night; in the flashlight’s beam, another world looms. Our heroes encounter spooky woods, a fearsome tiger, a time-forgotten tomb, an Egyptian god, a sword-fighting pirate, and a giant squid. With ingenuity, they vanquish all, then return to their treehouse—braver, closer, and wiser than before—to read the books that inspired their adventure.

Join in the rainy-day fun, as kids splash through the puddles, affecting another weather enthusiast, a nearby worm. An imaginative and playful story, readers will love seeing the worm delight in the weather just as much as the kids.

Find out all you ever wanted to know about insects when the Cat and company get an up-close view of life as a bug. Kids will learn how insects -- from the spittlebug to the honeybee to the moth -- see, smell, communicate, and pollinate, as well as sometimes pester and amaze and generally make life better for us humans. Catch the bug buzz with the Cat in the Hat and all his friends!


Check out the ASA Books list of 5 fun-filled activities your kids will surely love.

1. A Night Hunt: When the sun goes down, the lights turn on. At dusk, grab an empty mason jar with a lid and head outside to the back yard. There you will find little, flickering fireflies are so much fun to catch. Either with your bare hands or a net, play a game of grab and hold. If the kids are still up past 9 pm, grab a flashlight and a small shovel and go hunting in the dirt for nightcrawlers, worms, roly-polies, and more. Make it an all-around bug party before bed.

2. Icicle’s and Bicycles: By now, your bicycle should already be dusted off and moved from the back of the basement to the front. Take the kids on a ride around your neighborhood, admiring the different types of buildings, parks, and landmarks. For your tiny tots, have them identify different types of trees and flowers too. Pluck a few low hanging leaves and see if they can guess what type of tree it came from. You can turn this into a wonderful architectural and science lesson all wrapped into one. Then, when you are finished with your ride, enjoy a nice refreshing popsicle. Be sure to let them pick their favorite flavor.

3. Bubble Mania: Nothing makes for a fun quick project than making homemade bubbles. Just mix one cup of water with 2 tablespoons of water. Take an empty plastic water bottle and cut it in half. Take the top half of the bottle and wrap a sock around the bottom, keeping the rim exposed. Then simply dip the bottom half of the bottle, which is now covered with your sock, into your soapy mix, and, wa-la… Bubbles galore. To make it colorful, add a few drops of food coloring. Who doesn’t like rainbow bubbles?

4. Go Fish: Not the game, per se, but actually, go fishing. If you live nearby a lake, pond, or ocean, there is no better time like the present to pick up a pole and cast your net. Never been or don’t know where or how to start? No worries. The internet will be your greatest guide. Check out your local park district or state park and inquire about upcoming classes or tutorials. Or maybe ask you’re your neighbor or close family friend. Most items needed for fishing can be found at your local Walmart or Target (poles, rods, weights, etc) and you can use the worms you catch from your night hunt 😊. Fishing is a great way to enjoy the outdoors, while social distancing. Be sure to contact your state DNR (Department of Natural Resources) to see who in your crew may need a fishing license. Good news, most states charge under $20. Now look at that, fun and cost effective!

5. Fruit Salad Frenzy: On your next trip to the grocery store, be sure to plan your purchase of an array of summer fruit. Try to include strawberry’s, blueberry’s, kiwi, grapes, mango, raspberry’s, to optimize taste and texture. Now you're ready for the cutting boards. At home, have the kids cut into halves, fourths, eighths, etc. Add an extra kick by taking half of a lime and a teaspoon of honey, mix, and pour-over. You’ll thank me later 😊


Be On The Look Out For New, Upcoming Books By ASA Books

When The Sun Goes Down And The Moon Comes Up, That’s The Start Of Our Night, By Solonge Robinson, Illustrated by Aquabah Gonney-Buckner

Shaping Families, By Solonge Robinson

Until Next Time,

Happy Reading and Learning

The ASA Books Team

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