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
Charlotte Mecklenburg Public Library's Summer Reading Program
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.
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 - http://www.abookandahug.com/reader-assessment). 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.