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Summer Reading! 

Summer reading is fun for all ages! It's important to spend time reading during the summer months in order to avoid the summer slide, a tendency to lose some of the gains from the previous school year.  These are favorite finds from across the web that encourage reading as an enjoyable summer activity.
If you need book lists and challenges before browsing the library and bookstore shelves, then this site will give you great ideas!
Summer Reading from Brightly
Check out the Summer Listening Program from Tales2Go. This is a great way to pass the time on long road trips!
Capstone Interactive is providing free access to ebooks over the summer months! Enjoy!
Login to this site as a parent and receive information about Scholastic's Summer Reading Challenge, more research-based information about the summer slide, and videos of authors discussing books.
Do your children need motivation to engage in summer reading? Try joining the summer reading programs in your area! Below are links to just a few in surrounding communities.


I am including a link to a Washington Post article that discusses the key components of time and choice and their relationship to reading for pleasure! 


Washington Post Article: If we stop telling kids what to read, they might start reading again.


Amy Hess

Westlake Academy IB World School Librarian