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SORA Summer Reads 2020

The Noisy Librarian’s
Recommended Reading using the SORA app*
All GradesKG – Gr. 1Gr. 2-3Gr. 3-5Gr. 4-5      
Sakura 2021Picture BooksFantastic
Chapter Series
Instead of…NEW 
Releases
Family
Read Alouds
Read-AlongsMore
Chapter Series
If You Like…Diverse Characters
Fun for EveryoneEasy ReadersInstead 0f…Graphic NovelsFavorite  
Series
Featuring 
Dan Santat
Instead of Piggie & GeraldPrincess in Black Fans Awesome Audiobooks2019
SORA books

 
*Note: These are book covers only. 
You must log in to the SORA app to checkout & read these titles.

Helpful Summer Reading Lists

make-summer-countOUTSTANDING SUMMER READING LISTS  

HAISLN 

Preschool – K Reading List     Grades 1 & 2 Reading List

Grades 3 & 4 Reading List       Grade 5 Reading List

Boston Public Schools 

Book List Grades K – 2      Book List Grades 3 – 5

 

ICCSD 

K-2 Reading List    Grades 3 & 4 Reading List    Grades 5 & 6 Reading List

 

American Library Association

Notable Children’s Books 2016

Association for Library Service to Children 

KG-Grade 2     Grades 3-5

Bank Street Books – Best of  the Year

Under 5     Ages 5-9     Ages 9-12

Horn Book Summer Reading Recommendations 

Picture Books     Early Readers     Upper Elementary

International Literacy Association

Teachers’ Choices 2016

Kirkus Review

Best Picture Books     Chapter Books

 

Summer Reading is a Bundle of Fun!

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Don’t forget…summer checkout for the ASIJ elementary library is June 6th-8th!  Students and families can check out a maximum of 25 books each.  Books are due back August 29th.

Every summer has a story…summer travels are about more than trips to the beach, theme parks, and camping. Take your children on unforgettable journeys in their imaginations with reading. All it takes is a “bundle of books” and a commitment to read every day. Vacation reading will keep students’ learning moving forward — and there’s no better time for them to develop a lifelong habit of finding pleasure in books.

So make books part of your vacation fun. What will your family’s summer reading “story” be?

Hundreds of books are free online too!  

Checkout the digital resources that are available for digital summer reading:

Ms. Pretz’s Summer Reading Recommendations

Ms. Pretz’s Summer Reading Recommendations

Read Alouds – Grades 1-2     Great Reads – Grades 1-2     Great Reads – Grades 3-5

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ASIJ ES Summer Reading Brochure Gr. 1-2

ASIJ ES Summer Reading Brochure Gr. 3-5

A big hat tip to Ms. Bethany Fields for the layout and design of this year’s brochure!

Helpful Summer Reading Lists


read more sand - schools.natlib.govt.nzReading Matters

“Kids who don’t have educationally rich summers will be nearly three years behind their peers by the time they reach the end of the fifth grade… Much like we would expect an athlete or a musician’s performance to suffer if they didn’t practice regularly, the same thing is true for young people when it comes to reading performance.”
— Ron Fairchild, Founding CEO, National Summer Learning Association

When visiting a library or bookstore this summer, I hope you find the following lists helpful. – Ms. Pretz ASIJ ES Librarian


Screenshot 2015-05-22 15.51.03Every Hero Has A Story

Our summer reading theme this year is “Every Hero Has A Story”.  There are Many summer reading programs in the United States are also using this theme.

K – Grade 2      Grades 3-4     Grades 5-6

Read Aloud America 

2015 Recommended Read Aloud List

Fans of Diary of A Wimpy Kid

Ten Funny Books

Books for Harry Potter Lovers

Watch this video about books for Harry Potter lovers to find out why Elizabeth Bird of the NYPL recommends these middle grade books.

  1. The Dragon’s Tooth by N.D. Wilson
  2. The Floating Islands by Rachel Neumeier
  3. Kat, Incorrigible by Stephanie Burgis
  4. Small Persons With Wings by Ellen Booraem
  5. The Ogre of Oglefort by Eva Ibbotson

A few NEW library titles coming this August for fans of Harry Potter:   Story Thieves by Riley James, Alistair Grim’s Odditorium by Gregory Funaro, The Forbidden Library by Django Wexler, The Book of Storm by Ruth Hatfield, Finding Serendipity by Angelica Banks, Gabriel Finley & and the Raven’s Riddle by George Hagen

OUTSTANDING SUMMER READING LISTS  – Professional Organizations

American Library Association

Notable Children’s Books 2015

Association for Library Service to Children 

KG-Grade 2     Grades 3-5

Bank Street Books – Best of  the Year

Under 5     Ages 5-9     Ages 9-12

Horn Book Summer Reading Recommendations 

Grades K-2     Grades 3-5

International Reading Association

Teachers’ Choices 2015

Kirkus Review

Best Books of 2014     Best Book Nominees for 2015

OUTSTANDING SUMMER READING LISTS – School/Public Libraries

HAISLN Summer Reading Lists 2015

Preschool – K Reading List     Grades 1 & 2 Reading List

Grades 3 & 4 Reading List     Grade 5 Reading List

Boston Public Schools

Book List Grades K – 2 (PDF)      Book List Grades 3 – 5  (PDF)

Sources:

“Read More” by Schools.natlib.govt.nz under creative commons license.

“Every Child A Hero” lists compiled for the Connecticut Department of Education by Linda Williams.