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

https://summerbreak.cmlibrary.org/?utm_source=cml-website&utm_medium=banner&utm_campaign=homepage and click on this link for the Charlotte Mecklenburg Public Library's suggested reading lists for each grade level.

https://summerbreak.cmlibrary.org/book-recommendations

Websites for Reading Recommendations

  • Summer Reading Lists For Kids Ages 6 – 14

http://imaginationsoup.net/2015/05/summer-reading-list-for-kids

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


  • BookHive: Your Guide to Children's Literature
http://www.cmlibrary.org/bookhive/books

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

http://www.abookandahug.com

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 - http://www.abookandahug.com/reader-assessment). The website also includes videos of author interviews in the Books Alive! section.


  • Read Kiddo Read

http://www.readkiddoread.com

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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