June 30, 2014
Summer Reads for Kids
Ahhhhhh, summer’s here…What a great time for reading. This is the best time of year for kids to find a passion and joy for reading. This is the time of year when kids can read anywhere and read often. Kids can open doors to new worlds while reading A Black Hole is Not a Hole under the light of a flashlight while stargazing; they can dress up like an astronaut while reading If You Decide To Go To the Moon.
Summer is not about “taking a break” from reading, but rather, an opportunity to learn and explore even more through reading. Not to mention, finding the joy of reading over summer helps beat the summer slide and continue to build on the learning momentum that has been growing all school year!
Here are our picks:
The following are suggested books hand picked by Reading Partners’ team to enhance kid’s reading proficiency. This list includes a combination of literature and informational texts that allows kids to explore the range of their imaginations and learn new things.
Kindergarten – First Grade
If You Decide To Go To the Moon by Faith McNult
Me…Jane by Patrick Mconnell
Family Pictures by Carmen Lomas Garza
The Frog Wore Red Suspenders by Jack Prelutsky
Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs by Mo Willems
Second – Third Grade
Pluto Visits Earth by Steve Voake
Orani: My Father’s Village by Claire Nivola
The Matchbox Diary by Paul Fleischman
Fly Guy by Tedd Arnold
Journey by Aaron Becker
Fourth – Fifth Grade
A Black Hole is Not a Hole by Faith McNulty
The Magic School Bus and the Climate Challenge by Joanna Cole
Surviving the Hindenburg by Larry Verstraete
Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis
Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
What books do you remember reading in the summers when you were a kid?