Recommended Summer Reading
updated for 2019
Picture books are for everyone! They often contain more sophisticated language than chapter books and because they are intended for fluent readers to read aloud, not for beginning readers to sound out, they can be more challenging than beginning chapter books.
These picture book biographies are great choices for ALL levels – for sharing aloud or independent reading!
The books on this list are for readers ages five to eight years old. Vocabulary is limited and illustrations give clues to more challenging words that help the reader understand the text.
Chapter Books help students transition from easy readers to longer novels. They contain more complex vocabulary and sentence structure, lengthier texts broken into easy-to-digest chapters, and illustrations that add detail and help to hold interest.
This list is for the more advanced reader and is geared to children between the ages of eight and twelve.
Graphic novels have become increasingly popular. They may appeal to the reluctant reader and can be a good choice for avid readers as well, affording higher level vocabulary and practice with inferencing. Summer is a great time for students to enjoy this genre. This list is geared to children between the ages of eight and twelve.