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
http://bankstreetbooks.com/index.php?cPath=162&osCsid=5a175c2a3575a80f6a336211dcfb3414

2-The Children’s Book Review
http://www.thechildrensbookreview.com/topic/books-by-age/ages-baby-to-three-books-for-infants-and-toddlers
3-NYPL- Children’s Books 2012- by grade and more
http://kids.nypl.org/book-lists?ListID=391
4- NYPL- 100 Picture Books Everyone Should Know
http://kids.nypl.org/reading/recommended2.cfm?ListID=61
http://buddingreaders.org/100%20picture%20books%20everyone%20should%20know.pdf

5- National Education Association’s Kids’ Top 100 Books
http://www.nea.org/grants/13110.htm
6- Hunter College Elementary Summer Reading 2010
http://hces.hunter.cuny.edu/?m1=5&m2=2&m3=1
7- ALSC- Association for Library Service to Children-Building a Home Library
http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alsc/compubs/booklists/homelib/alacbcbuildinghomelbry.cfm
8- ALSC- Newbery Medal, Caldecott Metal & Recommended
Booklists
http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alsc/audiencemenus/parents.cfm
9- The Book Hive, animated stories and book lists
http://www.plcmc.org/bookhive/books/
10- The Horn Book, reviews, author & illustrator interviews
http://www.hbook.com/2013/05/choosing-books/recommended-books/summer-reading-2013/
11-CBC & International Reading Association, Children’s
Choices Booklist
http://www.reading.org/Libraries/choices/ira-cbc-childrens-choices-reading-list-2013.pdf
12- CCBC- Cooperative Children’s Book Center, more resources!
http://www.education.wisc.edu/ccbc/links/links.asp?idLinksCategory=2
13- Database of Award Winning Children’s Literature
http://www.dawcl.com/search.asp
14- Teaching Books.net
http://www.teachingbooks.net/
15- Teaching Guides for Children’s Books http://www.harpercollinschildrens.com/HarperChildrens/Teachers/TeachingResources.aspx
Book Activities- http://www.harpercollinschildrens.com/Teachers/BookActivities.aspx
16- Books for Cat Lovers-
http://jadestoyboxblog.wordpress.com/2010/08/16/the-kitty-cat-curriculum-transitioning-from-picture-to-chapter-books/
17- Books By Category-
http://www.oprah.com/oprahsbookclub/Kids-Reading-List-Books-by-Category
18-Project Gutenberg, Books by Category-
http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Category:Bookshelf
19-Hoagies Gifted Reading Lists-
http://www.hoagiesgifted.org/hot_topics.htm
20-Books About Being Gifted & Other Social Issues-
http://www.hoagiesgifted.org/being_gifted.htm#social

Books About Books

Some of My Best Friends are Books

What to Read When

Books for the Grown-ups-

Books That Changed Your Life-
http://www.npr.org/programs/totn/features/2002/oct/books/

All TIME 100 Novels-

http://entertainment.time.com/2005/10/16/all-time-100-novels/slide/all/

50 Books to Read Before you Die-
http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/9785.50_books_to_read_before_you_die

100 Books to Read Before you Die-
http://38pitches.com/top-100-books-you-should-read-before-you-die/

and so on…

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