Weekend Links: Some Fun Possibilities for Summer Reading Booklists

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Happy Sunday! Can you believe there’s only around 8 weeks of school left?! People I know (including myself) are already making summer plans and looking forward to a more relaxed pace.

But parents also know that summer is prime time for the “summer slide” when it comes to reading. Scholastic has an excellent report called 10 Critical Facts about Summer Reading that addresses the issue of learning or reading skill losses during the summer months are cumulative, creating a wider gap each year between more proficient and less proficient students. By the time a struggling reader reaches middle school, summer reading loss has accumulated to a two–year lag in reading achievement.

Below are some great ideas and suggestion for books to add to your summer bookshelf to help keep summer slide at bay in your home. Enjoy!

Summer Reading

Summer Reading Tree: Forming “Roots” for Motivated Readers

Summer Reading Tree- 15 Green Books for Kids

The A-Z Summer Reading Tree: 26 Ways To Encourage Reading This Summer

I’ve also discovered some other wonderful summer reading resources from fellow bloggers and book lovers this week that I would like to share:

10 Great American Revolution Chapter Books from Pragmatic Mom

American Revolution books

Multicultural Books That Have Tugged At My Heart Strings (The 2017 Version) from

Multicultural Books for Kids

27 Vintage Books Every Child Should Read from No Time for Flash Cards.


 What Do We Do all Day had a great booklist of Early Chapter Books for Kids {Series about Girls}

Chapter books for girls

We love how JDaniels4Mom shined the spotlight on Dear ol Dad with this booklist: 25 Children’s Books Featuring Dads

Dad booklist

Don’t forget to include your local library in your summer reading efforts as well.

25 Mini Adventures in the Library  from Mama Scout is really fun and kids will learn a lot about where things are in your local library.

 Happy Reading!


FREE Gift! Free 180 Multicultural Book Ideas ebook to inspired fun Reading!

School is almost out and our youngsters are settling into a new summer routine of sleeping in and hopefully doing some exploring and discovering. With the hectic days of summer just beginning, oftentimes one of the first habit to go by the wayside is the habit of daily reading.
Reading is always an important part of our children’s lives no matter what time of year it is so I decided to wrap my knowledge of fun kidlit books and activities up with my experience as one of the co-founders of the very successful Multicultural Children’s Book Day and create a unique resource for parents who are looking for creative ways to keep their kids reading this summer. Reading is important, but so is helping our young readers learn about other cultures, religions and traditions through the pages of these books. Here are some great booklists and resources that I have created over the years at Jump Into a Book that will not only give parents and readers great ideas on diverse kids’ books, but fun activities related to books that will bring stories to life!
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