Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Looking for a Good Summer Read?

Summer is traditionally the time to kick back, relax, and read some good books! Scroll on for some suggestions to get you started. Feel free to add your own recommendations in the Comments section.  I'm personally looking forward to reading And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini. Hosseini also wrote The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, and I really enjoyed both.

Scholastic Summer Challenge 2013
http://www.scholastic.com/ups/campaigns/src-2013
Students can register to log reading minutes, compete against other kids from around the world, and earn digital rewards. Teachers can register their classes to monitor summer reading as well. The site also includes parent resources and tips for encouraging their children to keep reading over the long vacation.

The Big Summer Read from Reading Rockets
http://www.readingrockets.org/books/summer/
Each book was chosen based on age, reading level, topic, writing quality, illustrations, and overall excellence. We make a special effort to highlight newly published books. Also included are great books for sharing, talking over, and thinking about with an adult as well as exceptional audio books. 

Summer Reading Lists from the American Library Association
http://www.ala.org/alsc/compubs/booklists/summerreadinglist
These book lists for Grades K-2, 3-5, and 6-8 can be printed and taken to the library with you.

Book Lists and Book Trailers for Teens from the New York Public Library
http://www.summerreadingnys.org/teens/teens-booklists/

Teachers' Choices Reading List from the International Reading Association
http://www.reading.org/Libraries/choices/ira-teachers-choices-reading-list-2013.pdf 

Children's Choice Book Awards 2013
http://www.bookweekonline.com/2013Finalists
Winners are arranged by grade levels.

Cybraryman's List of Summer Reading Resources (Added 6.5.13)
http://cybraryman.com/summerreading.html
Lots and lots of summer reading resources!


There aren't nearly as many reading lists posted online for adults, but here are a couple that I've come across:
Parade Magazine's 2013 Summer Reading List
http://www.parade.com/16550/parade/the-2013-summer-reading-list/

10 Books for your 2013 Summer Reading List from the ASCD
http://inservice.ascd.org/books/10-books-for-your-2013-summer-reading-list/

Oprah's Book Club
http://www.oprah.com/book_club.html

Again, please add your summer reading recommendations in the Comments section below.





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