Summer Reading

What are your kids doing this summer? Spending time at the local pool or riding their bikes through the neighborhood? Eyes glued to a video game screen? Visiting relatives on a vacation? Whatever your family has planned when school is out, summer is a great time for kids to read!

Many local libraries have reading programs designed to keep kids interested in reading all summer long. There are national summer reading programs, too. has The Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge. Kids can get reading lists and keep track of their progress online or through printouts provided by the site. The challenge ends on September 5th, giving kids plenty of time to start now.

Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge provides:
– Summer Reading Challenge 101 for parents
– Reading lists for all ages
– Reading challenge activities
– Online log-ins
– Printable lists, tally sheets and review sheets

Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge


Association for Library Service  to Children (ALSC) has great summer reading lists for kids in kindergarten through the 8th grade. Just click on the appropriate grade link and print out the PDF list at home. Then just take it to the library or bookstore to pick out your books. Easy peasy!

ALSC Summer Reading List

I plan on reading a few books this summer and hope you and your kids do, too. Happy reading!

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