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June 30, 2014

Summer Reads for Kids

14198945959_f23b631836_bAhhhhhh, 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?

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