Special SUMMER READING edition!
Why read over the summer?
Research shows that kids who do not read over the summer often suffer from "summer slide" or "brain drain." This means that it can take longer to catch up and get in the swing of things when the new school year starts and grades can suffer. Don't let this happen! READ, READ, READ! If you need a little extra push or incentive to get you reading, there are programs for little kids, big kids, and grown ups too (parents and teachers, you need to be good reading role models!) Participate in the summer reading program at the Lexington County Public Library; participate in the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge; or come up with your own summer reading challenge (you could even join Mrs. Byrd Fort and challenge yourself to read a #bookaday this summer)! Doesn’t matter how you do it, just as long as you READ!
Don’t know what to read? Check out this list of authors and resources! Mrs. Byrd Fort will be sharing more ideas on the Learning Commons Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages throughout the summer – be sure to LIKE and FOLLOW the Learning Commons so that you don’t miss out!
Authors/Illustrators for grades K-2
Marc Brown *Author of the Arthur series
Steve Jenkins *Animal Non-fiction!
Ezra Jack Keats
Jarrett J. Krosoczka
Jack Prelutsky *Funny poet!
April Pulley Sayre
Authors/Illustrators for grades 3-5
Meg Cabot *Author of the Ally Finkle series
Matt Christopher *GREAT for sports lovers
Christopher Paul Curtis
Margaret Peterson Haddix *Page-turners!
Erin Hunter *Author of the Warriors series
Brian Jacques *Author of the Redwall series
Jeff Kinney *Author of Diary of a Wimpy Kid series
Jarrett J. Krosoczka *Author of Lunch Lady Graphic Novels
Megan McDonald *Author of the Judy Moody and Stink books
Dav Pilkey *VERY FUNNY!
Ron Roy *Author of the A to Z Mystery series
Charles R. Smith, Jr.