Summer is starting soon and I need to get a summer reading plan for my kids! Usually, my kids are assigned an extensive summer reading project by the teachers in the next grade. One year it was five books AND a book review project!
When my girls started middle school, the summer reading assignments ceased and it was hard to get my girls to read, especially as they were away part of the summer for sleepaway camp. This year, I am going to start strong: a trip to the bookstore and a summer reading incentive plan. I’ve given my kids their choice since different reading programs have different prizes. (I’ve listed some at the bottom).
I might even try to sneak in a summer book club meeting for my son and middle daughter. It can be tricky to schedule with everyone away at different times, but the kids get excited to see their friends by the end of the summer so one right before school starts usually works
What will you do to get your kids reading this summer? Please share!
I’ve finally indexed ALL my book list posts: List of Lists/All 300+ of My Book Lists. Happy reading!
p.s. I’m going to be starting up my Caught in the Act … of READING! series again. If you send me a photo of your child reading, I’ll send you a book! Please email me at pragmaticmomblog (at) gmail (dot) com.
Starting Preschool or Kindergarten Reading Lists
By Entering Grade Reading Lists
Personal Recommendations from Kids Reading Lists
Best Read Aloud Children’s Books
Summer Reading Lists for All Ages Set During the Summer
More Summer Reading Lists
Children’s Books with Animals
Children’s Books to Learn About Different Cultures
Summer Reading Programs: Read for Free Books or Prizes
This group Pinterest board has great book lists and book reviews from KidLit Bloggers. Search here for more ideas of what to read with your kids.
Food for the Future: Sustainable Farms Around the World
- Junior Library Guild Gold selection
- Selected as one of 100 Outstanding Picture Books of 2023 by dPICTUS and featured at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair
- Starred review from School Library Journal
BEST #OWNVOICES CHILDREN’S BOOKS: My Favorite Diversity Books for Kids Ages 1-12 is a book that I created to highlight books written by authors who share the same marginalized identity as the characters in their books.