Summer! What a great time to relax and read! Reading can be done anywhere whether it is the backyard, the beach, the mountains, in a car on a long road trip, or in the airport. It is important that students keep reading over the summer so they don’t lose the gains they have made in reading during the school year. There are so many wonderful books available, and you can get so many for free. All the Lancaster Public Libraries offer Summer Reading programs. Students also can access Overdrive that offers free e-books. Students use Overdrive on laptops, tablets, and phones. They can visit iu13.lib.overdrive.com and enter their school user name and password. Download the free Overdrive app to make it easy to connect to Overdrive. There are lots of Summer Reading Lists available online that offer good suggestions. Browsing the shelves of the Library is another way to find books that interest students.
Here a just a few suggestions to get you started on some fun Summer reads.
Ice Cream Summer by Peter Sis. Get the scoop on some fun history, math, and more on this book all about ice cream.
Fly Guy by Ted Arnold. There are lots of books in the Fly Guy series, both fiction and nonfiction. Readers can learn quite a lot of facts from the Fly Guy books.
Give a Mouse A Cookie by Laura Numeroff. Young children love this book, along with others in the series like Give a Moose A Muffin, Give a Pig a Pancake, and Give a Dog a Donut.
Nursery Rhymes, Fairy Tales, Alphabet books, and Counting books are also fun summer reads.
Raymie Nightingale by Kate DiCamillo. Raymie prepares for the local beauty pageant and becomes friends with her quirky competitors. DiCamillo has written several books students enjoy, so check the shelves for more.
Pax by Sara Pennypacker. Peter leaves home to reunite with his beloved pet fox, Pax. This is a great read for animal lovers, but be aware that there are some sad parts.
Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery. A young orphan is sent to live on a farm but the brother and sister who planned to adopt her wanted a boy. Anne manages to convince them to keep her. Girls will enjoy all of Anne’s adventures. There are several books in the Anne of Green Gables series.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid, the Long Haul by Jeff Kinney Everyone seems to love the Wimpy Kid series. The Long Haul is in movie theaters, so encourage students to read the book before or after seeing the movie.
Wings of Fire by Tui T. Sutherland. Anyone who enjoys fantasy will like the Wings of Fire series that transports the reader to a world ruled by different tribes of dragons. So far, there are 10 books in the series, and once a reader is hooked they will want to read them all.
Have a wonderful summer of reading!