2019 Summer Reading

20 MINUTES A DAY KEEPS THE SUMMER SLIDE AWAY

"Summer slide" is the tendency for students to lose some of the achievement gains they made during the previous school year. The good news is that preventing summer slide is as easy as reading for 20 minutes a day over the summer. The best news is that children who read for 20 minutes a day over the summer can make a "summer leap" and actually make reading gains!


Watch this short video to learn how to prevent the summer slide!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FeoiKiQRqv8

WHAT SHOULD MY KID BE READING?

This is a question that librarians and teachers get a lot, and luckily the answer is simple. Your kiddo should be reading whatever interest them. According to the 2016 Kids and Family Reading Report 89% of kids agree that their favorite books are the ones that they have picked themselves. So if they love learning about dinosaurs let them read all about dinosaurs. If they are rereading their Diary of a Wimpy Kid books for what feels like the 10th time, that is okay too. If graphic novels are their thing, let them read graphic novels. Kids who spend time reading are better readers regardless of what they read.

If your child is needing some reading inspiration trying a book on the either the Texas 2x2 list or the Texas Bluebonnet Reading List are great places to start.


Here are some recommended reading list put together by the Plano ISD Librarians.


https://www.pisd.edu/domain/2479

FREE READING INCENTIVE PROGRAMS

Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Journal

https://dispatch.barnesandnoble.com/content/dam/ccr/pdf/2019/summer-reading/123233A-05-bn-tear-sheet-bndotcom.pdf


This summer reading program through Barnes & Noble gives children going into grades 1st-6th the ability to earn a FREE book by reading 8 books of their choice and filling out the summer reading journal available for download.

HALF PRICE BOOKS: FEED YOUR BRAIN

https://www.halfpricebooks.com/fyb/

Kids 14 & Under

Read 15 minutes a day to keep up an appetite for reading all summer long.

Grown ups may read aloud to kids who are still learning.

Jump in a rocket ship and head to the stars! FEED YOUR BRAIN® & fuel the power of your imagination this summer.

Download and use this reading log in June and July. Add up your minutes and have your parent or guardian initial each week. Once you've reached 300 minutes or more, bring your reading log into your local HPB store to claim your Bookworm Bucks on or before August 29, 2019.

CHUCK E. CHEESE READING REWARDS CALENDAR

https://www.chuckecheese.com/docs/default-source/reward-calendars/reading_rewards_calendar_1217.pdf?sfvrsn=d0194036_8

Earn 10 free play points for reading for 2 weeks. Just fill out the calendar and bring it in to claim your free points. Can be repeated over the summer.

Plano Public Library Summer Learning (Reading and Programs)

Are you ready to rock it with your library this summer? Wild animals, mad science, explosive art, dance parties and tinker days - the learning opportunities are endless. Fight the summer slide by reading and learning at your Plano Public Library. Weekly events will help build your knowledge, your vocabulary, and your imagination with reading, STEAM, performers and more!

Check out the Engage brochure here https://www.plano.gov/DocumentCenter/View/36230/Plano-Public-Library-Engage-Summer-2019?utm_source=MAY+2019+Check+It+Out&utm_campaign=Check+It+Out+-+MAY+2019&utm_medium=email


Summer Reading
Sign up online or at the library and set your own reading goal.

Come to the Big Bang Bash! Track your learning throughout the summer and bring your completed ticket to get into one of the Big Bang! parties at the end of the summer. Meet Pluto the Penguin, create a rocket ship and get your space-themed take home prize.


Reading logs will available soon here.


E-books


https://plano.overdrive.com/library/kids


Can't visit the library no problem. Plano Public Library has an extensive children's e-book and audio book collection. Books your kids want to read are only a few clicks away and can be downloaded to computers or tablets. You will need to visit the library once to sign up for a free library card.