Summer is here, and there is no better time to get lost in a great book! I have attached several reading lists with suggested titles. Future 6th graders can't go wrong by getting a head start on some of the titles from the 2015 Rebecca Caudill list. Likewise, future 3rd-5th graders can start reading books from the Bluestem list to prepare for a brand new reading challenge coming to the ITC next fall! The 2015 Battle of the Books (BOB) list should be out any day now, for future 4th & 5th graders who are thinking of participating in that program and want to get a head start! (More info about BOB can be found on Glenview public library's website-see link below.)
Still looking for more reading fun? Try some of these links to area reading programs, ebooks, more lists, games, author visits, and more!
Book recommendations & resources for parents: http://readkiddoread.com
More book recommendations & contests: http://www.kidsreads.com/
Book reviews by kids for kids: http://www.spaghettibookclub.org/
Tumblebook ebooks: http://www.tumblebooks.com/ (Username: avocawest Password: books)
Sylvan Dell ebooks: http://www.sylvandellpublishing.com/sitelicense.php?sc=A1GFYP
Free online summer reading club: http://www.bookadventure.com
Free Barnes & Noble book club:www.barnesandnoble.com/summerreading
Author & book events at The Book Stall in Winnetka:http://www.thebookstall.com
In addition, don't forget to sign up for any of the amazing summer reading programs at the Glenview, Winnetka, Northfield, and Wilmette public libraries!
I hope you will find these resources to be helpful!
As always, I love to receive photos of kids reading in unique places! Snap a picture of your reader and email it to me to be included in a special back to school display!
It's been another great year in the ITC filled with great books and your wonderful children!! Best wishes for a summer full of great stories, imagination, and adventure!