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Summer Reading Lists Abound on the Web

Today, Education World surveys some of the best children's summer reading lists on the Web. Here, you'll find an overview of great lists that you or your school's staff might use to create your own summer reading program.

Every educator knows it. So do most parents. Summer reading is essential for kids!

Reading experts note that most young readers suffer a backslide in reading skills during summer downtime. But that needn't be the case. Families can make reading a priority during the summer months, and children will learn that people never take a vacation from learning.

SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES OFFER SUMMER
READING LISTS

Many local libraries have active summertime programs that encourage and reward children for summer reading. And many schools provide summer reading assignments or summer reading lists.

The Web abounds with summer reading lists offering bundles of reading suggestions. Following are more than a dozen of those lists. The selection here offers excellent resources for students who are searching for something good to read, parents who are looking to help kids locate great books, or teachers who might be compiling reading lists for kids to take home this summer or anytime.

First, don't miss EducationWorld's Favorite Reading Lists. These fun lists were compiled from sources including The Houston Area Independent Schools Library Network and The Parkway (MO) Summer Reading List Committee:

Kindergarten
First Grade
Second Grade
Third Grade
Fourth Grade
Fifth Grade
Sixth Grade
Seventh Grade
Eighth Grade
 

From our archives, here are our past picks:

Kindergarten
First Grade
Second Grade
Third Grade
Fourth Grade
Fifth Grade
Sixth Grade
Seventh Grade
Eighth Grade

Don't miss Education World's Summer Reading page. Here, you will find a list of books for each grade K through 8 -- books recommended by our readers -- with a brief synopsis of each book.


And our 2012 lists:

Kindergarten
First Grade
Second Grade
Third Grade
Fourth Grade
Fifth Grade
Sixth Grade
Seventh Grade
Eighth Grade
 

MORE GREAT LISTS

2018 ALSC Summer Reading Lists
The lists are full of book titles to keep children engaged in reading throughout the summer. Four Summer Reading book lists are available for Birth-Preschool and grades K-2, 3-5 and 6-8.

Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge Get students excited about reading with the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge, a free online reading program designed to motivate children to read all summer long.

Summer Reading Book lists
Reading Rockets' annual summer book list makes it easy to find great books kids will enjoy during the long, lazy days of summer.

Summer Reading Lists For Kids Ages 6 – 14

Get your kids age 6 – 14 reading with book recommendations from my master summer reading lists for kids at every grade level from elementary to middle school to high school!!

Boston Public Schools Summer Reading Lists
Four lengthy book lists -- for students in grades K through 3, 4 and 5, 6 through 8, and 9 through 12 -- offer titles sorted by genre. These lists, created in association with the Boston Public Library, include titles in Spanish for students in grade K through 8.

ADDITIONAL SUMMER READING RESOURCES

Choices Reading Lists
Each year the International Reading Association (IRA) invites 10,000 schoolchildren to read and vote for the best newly published books. This site provides the children's list as well as a list of teachers' picks for the best books.

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Article by Gary Hopkins
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Updated 05/22/2018