Congratulations to Leander ISD’s Summer Reader of the Week Abbie Cain!

Abbie attends Reagan Elementary, entering first grade in the fall. As you can see in her photo, she loves to read in her hammock, alongside her furry four-legged friend Cross.

She has tons of titles that she holds close to her heart, like ​The Big Book of Poetry, Pete the Cat, David Goes to School, Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus, That’s Life, and What Will I Be When I Grow Up? 

“If I had to choose [my favorite], probably Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus, because the book is a funny chapter book, and it’s a bit challenging,” Abbie said. “I do love the book What Will I Be When I Grow Up?​ by Kristin Pelletier. My Nana’s friend wrote the book. I like it, because it shows that I can be anything I want to be when I grow up.” 

When she doesn’t have her head in a book, Abbie likes to color, cook, swim, make slime, and do science experiments.

“Abbie loves books!” her mom Jennifer said. “As a baby, I would read to her every night in the rocking chair to instill a routine and love of reading. We still read each night before bed. Sometimes Abbie reads, I read, or we read together. Last week, Abbie built a fort in her room with a bin of books inside!” 

Summer reading is a crucial way for a child to stay sharp, refining all the skills they learned during the school year. That’s why children are encouraged to start a summer book stack. Abbie chose books that include things she’s doing during the summer.

 “Characters going to the pool and the beach,” Abbie said. “I also chose books to learn new things about stuff. The books in my stack are to read by myself and to read with someone else.”

A future Reagan first-grader al-RAY-dy prepped for a story-filled summer, Congratulations to LISD Summer Reader of the Week Abbie Cain!