About the Elementary Reading Challenge
All elementary students are challenged to simply READ this summer. It's really not about WHAT they read so much as that they simply READ.
Parents: Challenge your elementary student to read books all summer long! Students can track their reading by entering info online each time they finish a book OR if they are lacking internet access, can track their reading on a paper reading log and have it recorded later online. Feel free to click at the right of this page to print out a paper copy. Need a Spanish copy of the flyer? It's also available to the right.
Students: We challenge you to read as many books as you can this summer. Which grade level in YOUR SCHOOL will read the most books? See if you can help pass the number of books read by others grades in your school. When school opens in September, wait for your school librarian to announce which GRADE read the most books this summer as they will be rewarded with a celebration!.
Boys and girls, click on your school name below to get started.
PAPER LOGs: If you are a parent of a student with limited internet access during the summer break, we invite you to have your student use a paper-and-pencil log instead! Have them record their books on paper all summer and simply return to your school librarian the first week back in September. And the librarian will count those books read along with all the others online. The important thing is that your student is encouraged to read!
Paper Reading Log
Paper Reading Log (Spanish Version)
Parents/Students: Looking for some specific book ideas for the summer? Here are some we like!
Some Authors we Suggest
Some Books we Suggest
Primary Titles ★ Nothing Rhymes with Orange by Adam Rex ★ All the Way to Havana by Margarita Engle ★ Big Cat, Little Cat by Elisha Cooper ★ The Library Book by Tom Chapin ★ Good Night Owl by Greg Pizzoli ★ Flutter and Hum, Aleteo y Zumbido, Animal Poems, Poemas de Animales by Julie Paschkis ★ Charlie and Mouse by Laurel Snyder ★ I See A Cat by Paul Meisel ★ My Kite is Stuck and Other Stories by Salina Yoon ★ Wolf In the Snow by Matthew Cordell
Elementary Titles ★ Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut (Derrick Barnes) ★ The Great Shelby Holmes (Elizabeth Eulberg) ★ Hello, Universe (Erin Entrada Kelly) ★ The Losers Club (Andrew Clements) ★ Samantha Spinner and the Super Secret Plans (Russell Ginns) ★ She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World (Chelsea Clinton) ★ Stink: Hamlet and Cheese (Megan McDonald) ★ The Terrible Two Go Wild (Mac Barnett) ★ The Wild Robot (Peter Brown) ★ Wishtree (Katherine Applegate)
★ Elementary Authors ★ Kwame Alexander ★ Tom Angleberger ★ Betty Birney ★ Andrew Clements ★ Mary Downing Hahn ★Shannon Hale ★ Erin Hunter ★ Megan McDonald ★ Rick Riordan ★ Seymour Simon
★ Primary Authors ★ Mac Barnett ★
Peter Brown ★ Eric Carle ★ Anna Dewdney ★ Tad Hill ★ Jon Klassen ★ Kadir Nelson ★ Jerry Pinkney ★
Shel Silverstein ★ Mo Willems
Some Series we Suggest
★ Elementary Series ★ Tía Lola by Julia Alvarez ★ How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell ★ Squish by J. Holm and M. Holm ★ Lunch Lady by Jarrett J. Krosoczka ★ Whatever After by Sarah Mlynowski ★ Timmy Failure by Stephan Pastis ★ Big Nate by Lincoln Pierce ★ Clementine by Sara Pennypacker ★ Amulet (Kazu Kibuishi) ★ Baby-Sitters Club (Raina Telgemeier)
★ Primary Series ★ Fly Guy by Tedd Arnold ★ Young Justice by Art Baltazar and Greg Weisman ★ Mercy Watson by Kate DiCamillo ★ Sugar Plum Ballerinas by Whoopi Goldberg and Deborah Underwood ★ Princess Posey by Stephanie Greene ★ Babymouse by J. Holm and M. Holm ★
Froggy by Jonathan London ★
Judy Moody and Stink by Megan McDonald ★ Junie B. Jones by Barbara Park ★ Skippyjon Jones by Judy Schachner