Summer Reading Lists

This summer,  spend time with your child in the library, bookstore or going through your own book collection. Together, select 5-10 books for summer that you can read together, separately or side by side to start a great habit that will last a lifetime.

Modeling good reading habits can start early, so take time to read together from the newspaper, a good book of poetry, magazine articles, humorous writing and more. Showing how reading is a part of everyday life reinforces that it’s not just about school work, but about enjoyment. Turn rainy days into library days and make a tradition of it.

Not sure where to begin? Ask your child’s teacher for recommendations, or try some of these excellent resources for books for any age reader:

1- Bank Street’s Best Children’s Books

2-The Children’s Book Review
3-NYPL- Children’s Books 2012- by grade and more
4- NYPL- 100 Picture Books Everyone Should Know

5- National Education Association’s Kids’ Top 100 Books
6- Hunter College Elementary Summer Reading 2010
7- ALSC- Association for Library Service to Children-Building a Home Library
8- ALSC- Newbery Medal, Caldecott Metal & Recommended
9- The Book Hive, animated stories and book lists
10- The Horn Book, reviews, author & illustrator interviews
11-CBC & International Reading Association, Children’s
Choices Booklist
12- CCBC- Cooperative Children’s Book Center, more resources!
13- Database of Award Winning Children’s Literature
14- Teaching
15- Teaching Guides for Children’s Books
Book Activities-
16- Books for Cat Lovers-
17- Books By Category-
18-Project Gutenberg, Books by Category-
19-Hoagies Gifted Reading Lists-
20-Books About Being Gifted & Other Social Issues-

Books About Books

Some of My Best Friends are Books

What to Read When

Books for the Grown-ups-

Books That Changed Your Life-

All TIME 100 Novels-

50 Books to Read Before you Die-

100 Books to Read Before you Die-

and so on…

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