School may be out for summer, but it is as important as ever that students continue reading during the break. And while many students don’t read much over the summer because they struggle to find books that really interest them, there are tons of books from which to choose, from elementary school through high school levels.

 

The key to a well-balanced summer reading list is variety. Making books available from various genres and across a range of reading levels provides options for students who might otherwise not spend much time reading over the summer break. Books can be included from both fiction and nonfiction, and written in distinct styles that might appeal to many different readers; and include both classics and newer, more contemporary books as well.

 

If you are looking for books to read before summer comes to a close, don’t hesitate to seek out recommendations from librarians and book sellers. Or look online for some ideas. There are many websites that publish summer reading book lists every year. Here are five such websites that offer several lists, with a wide variety of suggestions for summer reading for students of every age and stage.

 

  • LONE STAR LITERARY LIFE

https://www.lonestarliterary.com/kids-summer-reads

 

  • WE ARE TEACHERS

https://www.weareteachers.com/summer-reading-list-for-kids/

 

  • TEXAS LIBRARY ASSOCIATION

https://txla.org/tools-resources/reading-lists/

 

  • ASSOCIATION FOR LIBRARY SERVICE TO CHILDREN

https://www.ala.org/alsc/publications-resources/book-lists/2022-summer-reading-list

 

  • YOUNG ADULT LIBRARY SERVICES ASSOCIATION

https://www.ala.org/yalsa/booklistsawards/booklists

 

Reading plays a huge role in the classroom when it comes to learning different subject matter, developing critical thinking skills, and so much more; but it is also important outside of school settings. While summer reading is important for helping students stay on track and avoiding the infamous summer slide over the summer break, it should also be something students do just for fun. Students should have opportunities to choose books that keep reading interesting, inviting, and engaging to them. Reading over the summer might be considered a necessity for being prepared for the upcoming school year, but it should also be enjoyable. Reading for fun can grow imagination and creativity and reduce stress and anxiety, too.

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