Summer Reading List: Books, Resources and Programs

Summer Reading is just about to start! I suppose one could say that “spring reading” is about to give over to “summer reading”. Certainly, the reading never stops around here! If you enjoy making kids’ summer reading special I hope you find this summer reading list of books, literacy resources, activities and tips useful.

Summer reading list of book lists, resources, tips and activities.

There is something so wonderful about reading on hot, lazy days. Do you and the kids participate in a summer reading program? Do you like to plan out your reading in advance, or do you just play it by ear?

Summer Reading Lists

Summer Reading Activities

Summer Reading Programs

  • The first stop should be your local public library!
  • Scholastic‘s website and facebook page have book suggestions and activities.
  • Barnes and Noble: read books to get a free book at participating stores

Summer reading tips

For more ideas, as I find them, follow my Pinterest summer reading board:
Follow Erica • What Do We Do All Day?’s board Summer Reading on Pinterest.

If your kids would rather watch a YouTube video than read, show them this one:

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  1. Stacey Loscalzo says

    Wow! I will be coming back here often and referring this along to others. Also, I am adoring your Pinterest boards. You really are doing such a phenomenal job with them!

  2. says

    I love to get new ideas and book titles from your archives. I went through a lot of your book lists as I found new books to take on a long car trip this week. Thank you! (and thanks for linking up :)

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