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Summer Reading Discoveries and Links

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Top 10 Summer Reading Lists For Kids and Teens:

Explore One Summer Reading List or Many

By Elizabeth Kennedy, About.com Guide


1. HAISLN Recommended Reading Lists

These annotated reading lists come from the Houston Area Independent Schools Library Network (HAISLN). Eight reading lists are available in pdf format: Preschool through Kindergarten, Grades 1 & 2, Grades 3 & 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7 & 8, Grades 9 & 10, Grades 11 & 12. The carefully selected children's books and young adult books on the reading lists include recent fiction and nonfiction.

2. Summer Library Program Reading Lists for Kids

The Collaborative Summer Library Program's 2011 summer reading program theme for kids is One World, Many Stories. Download the thematic 11-page annotated summer reading list as a pdf file. The list includes four categories: nonfiction, picture books, fiction and professional resources. A 7-page One World, Many Stories addendum can also be downloaded as a pdf file. The theme for 2011 teens is You Are Here.

3. Summer Reading List for Students Entering Grades K-6

The list, which is organized by grade level, includes cover art, a brief summary, the copyright date and the genre/themes of recommended books for children entering kindergarten through sixth grade. This summer reading list comes from the Parkway School District in Chesterfield, Missouri. 

4. Books for Boys Recommended by Librarians

The books on these books for boys reading lists include children's books and young adult books that will appeal to a wide range of ages and interests. Even boys who complain they can never find anything good to read and, as a result, are reluctant readers, should be able to find books they enjoy on some of these lists. While none of them are specifically summer reading lists, they all could be used as such.

5. Middle School Summer Reading List

This recommended reading list, from the Parkway School District in Chesterfield, Missouri, includes cover art, a brief summary, the copyright date and the genre of books for students entering grade 6-9. This reading list includes fiction and some nonfiction, both in a variety of genres.

6. Notable Children's Books

The annotated Notable Children's Books reading list from the the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) of the American Library Association (ALA) includes the current Newbery, Caldecott, Belpré, Sibert, Geisel, and Batchelder Award and Honor books, among other notable books. The reading list is divided into four categories: Younger Readers, Middle Readers, Older Readers, and All Ages. It includes both children's books and young adult (YA) books. The list includes books for a wide range of ages, from babies through age 14.

7. Summer Reading List for Students Entering Grades 9-12

This recommended reading list of fiction and nonfiction is from the Parkway School District in Chesterfield, Missouri. It includes cover art, a very brief summary, the copyright date and the genre of recommended books for teens entering grade 9-12.

8. Summer Reading List for Grades 5-8

These annotated reading lists for tweens and teens entering grades 5-8 include both recent books and classics. There is a separste list for every grade level, each of which can be downloaded as a pdf. This middle school reading list comes from The Kinkaid School, a non-sectarian college preparatory day school.

9. Summer Reading List for Kids and Teens

Picture Books (Fiction and Nonfiction) | Early Readers and Younger Fiction
Intermediate Fiction and Nonfiction | Middle School Fiction and Nonfiction
High School Fiction and Nonfiction

This booklist from The Horn Book is annotated and includes six categories of recently published books: Picture Books, Early Readers, Intermediate, Middle School and High School. Suggested grade levels and the number of pages in each book are included.

10. National Endowment for the Humanities: Summer Favorites Reading List

While this reading list of recommended children’s and young adult books for summer reading is not annotated, it contains the titles of a great many excellent books. The booklist “represents NEH's long-standing effort to highlight classic literature for young people from kindergarten through high school.” The booklist is divided by grade level: Kindergarten to Grade 3, Grades 4 to 6, Grades 7 to 8 and Grades 9 to 12.


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