Summer Reading 2017
The Classroom Bookshelf will be taking a summer vacation, returning on Monday, August 28th. As our final entry for the academic year, we offer you a collection of links designed to keep you and the children and young adults in your life happily reading over the next several months. We wish you have a restful, peaceful, and productive summer.
During this time, we would really love to hear from you. If you have used teaching ideas from our blog in your classroom, how did it go? What worked? What didn’t? How did your students respond?
Please email one or all four of us. No story or classroom anecdote is too small!
Katie, Mary Ann, Erika, and Grace
2017 Summer Readings Lists
- Reading Rockets: Summer Reading 2017
- Collaborative Summer Library Program
- ALA: Library Summer Reading Lists
- ALA: 2016 Notable Children’s Books
- The Horn Book – 2017 Summer Reading Recommendations
- Children’s Choices 2017 (International Reading Association)
- Teachers’ Choices 2017 (International Reading Association)
- Lee and Low Books Diverse Summer Reading Book List, K-8
- We Need Diverse Books Summer Reading Series
- Children’s Book Council: Building a Home Library
- Booklist Top 10 Biographies for Youth of 2017
- Great Kid Books: Berkeley School Libraries K-5 Summer Reading Suggestions Based on Fountas and Pinnell Levels
- PBS Parents: Fun Summer Science Projects for Kids
Audiobooks for Families
We love audiobooks for long car rides with the family. Many public libraries now have downloadable audiobooks 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 2017 (Audio Book Awards)
- 2017 Notable Children’s Recordings (American Library Association)
Resources for Teachers/Parents
- Literacy Tips for Parents (Reading Rockets)
- Summer Reading Loss (Reading Rockets)
- Summer Reading Loss: School Library Journal Interview with Dick Allington
- 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
- Start With a Book
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About Erika Thulin Dawes
Erika is a professor of language and literacy at Lesley University. A former classroom teacher, reading specialist, and literacy supervisor, she now teaches courses in children’s literature, early literacy, and literacy methods. Erika is the co-author of Learning to Write with Purpose, Teaching with Text Sets, and Teaching to Complexity.
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