Summer Reading 2013
2013 Summer Readings Lists
Scholastic Summer Reading 2013
New York Public Library Summer Reading Resources (Useful no matter where you live!)
Audio Books for Families
We love audio books for long car rides with the family. Many public libraries now have downloadable audio books that you can listen to on an MP3 player, iPad, or iPod. Check in with your local public library and share the details with parents and students before the year is over. You might want to search for some of the books included in these lists below.
The Audies Awards 2013 (Audio Book Awards)
2013 Notable Children’s Recordings (American Library Association)
2013 Notable Young Adult Recordings (American Library Association)
Literacy Tips for Parents (Reading Rockets)
Summer Reading Loss (Reading Rockets)
Summer Reading Loss: School Library Journal Interview with Dick Allington
Reading Nonfiction for Pleasure: “Curriculum Connections,” School Library Journal
American Library Association Great Websites for Kids
The Cooperative Center for Books for Children Bibliographies
50 Bilingual Spanish/English Integrated Books (CCBC)
International Children’s Digital Library
Free digital PDFs of children’s picture books from around the globe in their original language. There is an iPad app that allows for easy viewing on your iPad.
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About Mary Ann Cappiello
Mary Ann is a professor of language and literacy at Lesley University. A former public school language arts and humanities teacher, she is a passionate advocate for and commentator on children’s books. Mary Ann is the co-author of Teaching with Text Sets (2013) and Teaching to Complexity (2015) and Text Sets in Action: Pathways Through Content Area Literacy (Stenhouse, 2021). She has been a guest on public radio and a consultant to public television. From 2015-2018, Mary Ann was a member of the National Council of Teachers of English's Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction (K-8) Committee, serving two years as chair.
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