Mercifully, the days are not quite so blistering hot. But summer is speeding by and now’s the time to grab the last joys of summer. Sit by the ocean for a spell, lap up towering ice cream cones, and catch a jarful of blinking fireflies when evening comes. Best of all, gather the family ‘round for a fun read-aloud book! Pick a new book and have fun reading to your entire family. An incomplete list of favorite read-aloud books would include Charlotte’s Web, Cheaper by the Dozen, the Narnia series, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Mr. Popper’s Penguins, Little Women, The Little House series, My Father’s Dragon, Danny the Champion of the World, Anne of Green Gables, the Harry Potter series, and The Sign of the Beaver. Enjoy the end of the summer with your family, some good books and the great outdoors. Take some nice deep, relaxed breaths before the autumn chaos begins!