Reading List


New York State Library system has a summer reading program – “On your Mark, Get Set…Read.”  There are downloadable materials and free resources available. 

Scholastic has a summer reading challenge – “Be a Reading Superhero”.  Their challenge began May 9, 2016 and goes through September 9, 2016.  Students are challenged to record their reading in a log online and to “Power Up & Read”.  Children can participate in weekly challenges, earn digital rewards, enter sweepstakes win prizes and help set a new reading world record for summer 2016.   For more information, go to 

Barnes and Noble has a summer reading program:  Summer Reading Triathlon – Celebrating 20 years of Reading.  From May 17 to September 6, kids in grades 1 through 6 can earn a free book at their local Barnes & Noble.  For more information, go to 

PBS has created a whole page on their website devoted to parents “Raising a Reader”.  There is so much information here – tips for reading with boys, how to read with girls, developmental milestones and reading for babies to third grade.  Visit their webpage at 

Pizza Hut has a national incentive reading program, Book It. There are “booktivities”, reading challenges and resources.  For more information on their summer reading program “Ignite a Summer of Reading” go to


Summertime reading for all ages by RIF (Reading Is Fundamental) can be found at

Reading Rockets summer reading recommendations for children can be found at 

Sylvan Book Adventure is a free reading motivation program (grades K-8).  For more information, log onto

SummerReads offers free “books” aimed at ‘getting students ready’ for third, fourth and fifth grades. Check it out 

Beginning Reads - The Beginning Reads program supports teachers, parents, and tutors in bringing children into reading. There are 10 levels.  Each level has 12 4-page books that share a set of concepts, which allows young readers to see the same words in many different texts. Each book is provided as a double-sided PDF ready for printing 

Adolescent Literacy has FREE resources which focus on kids in grades 4-12.  Go to for more information. 

The ALSC (Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association) has updated summer reading list suggestions from birth- 8th grade.  For more information, go to

Find a book at your child’s reading level at