Summer Reading Ideas For Students

June 26, 2014

early-childhood-04Although summer means students are no longer contained to the classroom and have some time to soak up the sun, it doesn’t mean that they should stop learning. As students prepare to move to the next grade, future teachers will often request that students complete a summer reading assignment which they can discuss at the start of the new school year. While some teachers allow students to select a book of their choice, others like to provide students with a comprehensive reading list outlining all of the options they may choose from. Since your future students will not all have the same interests, it’s important to create a list that includes a variety of genres, topics, conflicts and more in order to satisfy every students’ preferences. With so many great books out there, how can you choose? Thanks to the Association for Library Service to Children, we’ve compiled a list of some of the top books for 2014 that you can recommend for your students:

Grades K-2:
Bad Kitty – Nick Bruel
Eye to Eye: How Animals See the World – Steve Jenkins
How Big Were Dinosaurs? – Lita Judge
Journey – Aaron Becker
Shark vs. Train – Chris Barton

Grades 3-5:
The Day-Glo Brothers – Chris Barton
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library – Chris Grabenstein
The Mysterious Benedict Society – Trenton Lee Stewart
Tuesdays at the Castle – Jessica Day George
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon – Grace Lin

Grades 6-8:
Bad Island – Doug TenNapel
Ever After High: The Storybook of Legends – Shannon Hale
The Great Greene Heist – Varian Johnson
Legend – Marie Lu
Tesla’s Attic – Neal Shusterman and Eric Elfman

For a more detailed list and brief descriptions of each book, select the grade you are interested in: K-2 / 3-5 / 6-8

Now that we’ve got you thinking about books and reading, consider taking this summer to revamp your school’s library and your classrooms! Here at Nickerson, we supply a variety of library shelving and furniture as well as classroom furniture that you can use for your reading corners. We believe that students should be provided with innovative furniture that promotes a stimulating learning environment, which is why we work with the top manufacturers in our field to supply furniture that can meet all of your classrooms’ needs. For more information on how we can help, contact us at (631) 666-0200 today!