Summer Reading Lists
Please enjoy this summer’s book lists. The lists are long and filled with excellent titles, but they do not, of course, include all the books I love or all the wonderful books your children may enjoy. Use the lists as a jumping-off point but know that if an author has a book on this list, they are likely to have written many other books that you can try. I am always torn about what to include and what to leave off. There are so many books to recommend and we encourage you to explore your local public library to broaden your list. Your child will be able to borrow books from our summer reading lists as well as join a Summer Reading Club which should further encourage them on their learning journey.
If nothing here sparks your child’s interest, ask me for more ideas!
During the San Mateo County shelter-in-place order.
Come borrow books from the school library! Your family needs new reading material, and your public library may not be functioning normally this summer, so I will be at school on Wednesdays, from June 17 through July 29, to lend books to your family. Please fill out the request form by the Tuesday night before your desired pick-up. Use the online library catalog to identify specific books your child wants (book 3 in the Spy School series anyone?) or just give me some details about current reading tastes and interests and let me surprise you!
Come to campus between 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on the designated Wednesday to pick up a bag of books outside the library.
This will be a safe, no-contact pick-up but also a chance to wave a friendly hello! Books are due back two weeks after they are borrowed, but you are welcome to return them the following week and borrow more!
Summer is a great time for some relaxed, recreational reading. Research shows that reading over the summer helps students return to school ready to learn, so help your child maintain their good reading habits over the summer by trying some of these books. Be sure to sample all the lists. Your incoming 2nd-grader will love the picture books from the K/1 list, and your 1st-grader may well enjoy hearing you read a chapter book from the 2/3 list. We encourage all our students to try something new and to enjoy old favorites.
Join the summer reading club offered by your local public library. They offer programs designed to encourage reading and summer learning of all kinds.
Has your child ever tried reading to your dog? Your cat? Your chicken? Send a photo of your student reading to a pet (yours or a friend's) or a stuffed animal to Mrs. Knoth for her August display.