Summer Reading Suggestions

Park Road Montessori School

created and compiled by Ms. Melissa Toner

Looking for new types of books to read? Try these suggestions!

  • Read two or more books by the same author
  • Read a book by an author you have not read before
  • Read a book by an illustrator you have not seen before
  • Read a book that your parents read when they were young
  • Read a book that was recommended to you by a friend
  • Read a book that has won an award (Caldecott, Newbery, Coretta Scott King, etc)
  • Read a book that has a plain or boring looking cover
  • Read a book about a real person’s life (biography section)
  • Read a fairytale or folktale you have not read before (398.2s in the nonfiction section)
  • Read a recipe in a cookbook and make that food with your parents (641s in the nonfiction section)
  • Read a book of poetry (800s in the nonfiction section)
  • Read a book about a place that you have never been (900s in the nonfiction section)
  • Read 2 or more books about the same nonfiction topic
  • Read a book that has been made into a movie, watch the movie after reading the book, and then compare and contrast the book and movie
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Charlotte Mecklenburg Public Library's Summer Reading Program

Participate in the Summer Reading Program from June 1 - August 14. It is available for ALL ages! Click on the link for more details and how to sign up and click on this link for the Charlotte Mecklenburg Public Library's suggested reading lists for each grade level.

Websites for Reading Recommendations

  • Summer Reading Lists For Kids Ages 6 – 14

This website contains excellent lists of suggested books by grade level and interest.

  • BookHive: Your Guide to Children's Literature

This website is part of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Public Library’s website. The website includes book reviews and can be searched by title, author, and category/interest.

  • A Book and A Hug

Barb Langridge, a library media specialist, has book reviews which are sorted by interest categories, age or reading level, and boys and girls personalities (take the Which Reading Superhero Are You quiz - The website also includes videos of author interviews in the Books Alive! section.

  • Read Kiddo Read

Author James Patterson’s website is “dedicated to making kids readers for life.”

The website contains suggested reading lists and book summaries/reviews by age and interest.

Trading Cards App

The free Trading Cards App by ReadWriteThink offers a creative way to write a mini book report through creating a trading card. Cards can be saved, organized and even shared with others. What an awesome way to track your summer reading, vacations, and more!
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