CRE Library News

Summer Edition

Preparing for Summer Reading

Dear Parents,

With summer break just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about summer reading. My “To Read” list is already 15 titles long, and I’m just getting started! According to research, students who read during the summer do better in school and don’t experience the loss of learning that can affect students who don’t read during summer break. Check out the summer reading programs below for great options to motivate your children to read. The “Digital Resources” section below has information about eBooks and other electronic resources available to your children. Finally, I’ve included a section with booklists and reading information links. I hope you enjoy your summer and find plenty of time to read together as a family!


Mrs. Watts

CRE Librarian

Summer Reading Programs

Carrollton Public Library- “Every Hero Has a Story” Earn a circus ticket voucher when you turn in a completed reading log. The Carrollton library is also offering various superhero themed programs throughout the summer.

Summer Reading Flyer

Barnes & Noble- “Imagination’s Destination” Read eight books and return the reading log to a Barnes & Noble store to select a free book from a list of titles.

Pizza Hut Book It!- Summer Reading Challenge with Wimpy Kid begins June 22nd. Read five books by August 15th to win prizes.

Half Price Books- “Feed Your Brain” Children can earn Bookworm Bucks by reading 15 minutes a day for a month.

Digital Resources

eBooks: The Coyote Ridge Elementary Library has over 1500 eBooks available online through the library catalog, Destiny Quest. Students are able to log in to the catalog using their district username and password (same username and password from computer class).

Destiny Quest is available at

For instructions to download ebooks on an iPad:

PebbleGo is a collection of nonfiction text designed for students in kindergarten through second grade. The articles include biographies and a variety of animal topics. Students have the option to read with spoken word audio.

username: coyoteridge

Please contact Mrs. Watts for the password.

Tumble Books: This wonderful collection of animated storybooks is available to residents of Carrollton through the Carrollton Public Library.

Book Lists & Activities

American Library Association Summer Reading Lists

Recommended reads for students in grades K-2 and 3-5.

Reading Rockets

Reading Adventure packs for grades K-2 are designed to encourage hands-on fun and learning around paired fiction and nonfiction books.

Start With a Book

Downloadable summer reading activities by theme designed to encourage “thinking, talking, creating, and exploring.”