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Why should your child read in the summer?

Reading can be one of the many fun activities children fill their summer time with. Research has shown it to be so much more! Children who participate in summer reading programs not only avoid the “summer slide” in learning, but also score higher on reading achievement tests than those who do not participate. Students who find a love for reading early in age succeed in reading later in life. Research shows that if your child reads at least 5 books they will most likely avoid the summer slide.


Below you will find many ways to encourage your child to read.

Barnes and Nobles is holding a summer reading program!   It is as easy as 1 - 2 - 3!
1.  Read any eight books this summer and record them in the Summer Reading Journal. Tell us which part of the book is your favorite, and why.
2.  Bring your completed journal to a Barnes & Noble store between August 1st and August 31st, 2019.
3.  Choose your free reading adventure from the books listed below.

Click here to print out the Summer Reading Journal that you will need to participate!


Kindergarten - 1st grade Reading List

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? By: Bill Martin Jr
Click, Clack, Moo Cows that Type By: Doreen Cronin & Betsy Lewin
Frederick By: Leo Lionni
Frog and Toad series By: Arnold Lobell
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie By: Laura Numeroff & Felicia Bond
Knuffle Bunny By: Mo Willems
Junie B. Jones By: Barbara Park
The Rainbow Fish By: Marcus Pfister
The Story of Ferdinand By: Munro Leaf & Robert Lawson
Elephant & Piggie series By: Mo Willems
The Rainbow Fish By: Marcus Pfister

2nd- 3rd grade Reading List

Puppy Place books by Ellen Miles
Owl Diaries series by Rebecca Elliot
Charlotte's Web by E.B. White
Magic Tree House series by Mary Pope Osbourne
Rainbow Magic Series By: Linda Chapman
The Never Girls Series By: Kiki Thorpe
The Kicks series by Alex Morgan
Flora and Ulysses By: Kate DiCamillo
Geronimo Stilton Series By: Geronimo Stilton
Captain Awesome Series By: Stan Kirby


4th - 5th grade Reading List

Harry Potter series By: JK Rowling
Wonder By: R.J Palacio
The Fourteenth Goldfish By: Jennifer L Holm
Hatchet By: Gary Paulsen
Holes By: Louis Sachar
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe By: C.S. Lewis
Inside Out & Back Again By: Thanhha Lai
Smile By: Raina Telgemeier
Tuck Everlasting By: Natalie Babbitt
Middle School Series By: James Patterson