• Elementary Summer Reading Suggestions

    The best predictor of school success is the amount of time spent reading and enjoying books. Experts note that most young readers suffer a backslide in reading skills during summer downtime. But that needn't be the case. Families can make reading a priority during the summer months, and children will learn that people never take a vacation from learning. Here are some great resources that may help your child enjoy a summer that make time for learning!
  • Summer Reading Programs

    Northland library summer reading

    Northland Public Library's Summer Reading Program is going virtual! 

    “Imagine Your Story at Northland,”  will begin on June 1, 2020 and run through August 31. Beginning June 1, click here to sign up and log your books at home.

    You can also log every page you read on the new Beanstack Tracker App. To download, go to Google Play or Apple App Store.

    Check out their website to see all of the fun events that will be happening this summer! Join us for online programs for all ages; babies through teens. 

    Also, check out the Northland Kids & Teens Summer Reading Facebook page for information, programs and lots of engaging content!

    Barnes Noble  

    Barnes and Noble Summer Reading 

    Students in grades 1-6 can earn a FREE book, simply by following these three easy steps:

    Read any eight books this summer and record them in your Summer Reading Journal (English or Español). Tell us which part of the book is your favorite!

    Bring your completed journal to a Barnes & Noble store between July 1 and August 31, 2020. 

    Choose your FREE book from the book list featured in the journal. 

    There are also reading events for younger siblings as well as for teens and adults! 

    half price books summer logo

    Half Priced Books

    Fill out this reading log to win prizes!

    Book recommendations for ages ranging from preschool to teens 

    Free printable coloring sheets! 

    Check back for new reading logs, online storytimes, and details about weekly giveaways!

    Riversteon Books  

    Riverstone Books

    Information about Storytimes and Book Clubs

    Check out their Events Calendar for more information

    Harper Collins Join the Summer Reading Challenge

    HarperCollins Publishers' Shelf Stuff Summer Reading Challenge

    Each week this summer, HarperCollins Publishers is challenging you to read one of our favorite books and take a quiz on that book to test your knowledge. 

    Each quiz you take enters you to win our Shelf Stuff VIP prize pack!

    Scholastic Summer Read-a-Palooza

    Check out the Scholastic “Read-a-palooza” program!

    Scholastic Home Base is a free digital destination which offers full books, live events, and games in a safe community for readers! 

    Kids will be encouraged to track their reading streaks™ to earn rewards and unlock book donations, with the goal of donating 100,000 books by July! 

    Find out more information in both English and Spanish

  • Just for Fun!

    Virtual Field Trip to the San Diego Zoo Using PebbleGo

    San Diego Zoo

    Who doesn't love a field trip to the Zoo? Learn about the various animals on PebbleGo, then watching the live webcams of the exhibits at the San Diego Zoo.

    Virtual Field Trip to the Grand Canyon Using PebbleGo Next

    grand canyon

    Learning all about the Grand Canyon on PebbleGo Next, doing a hands on experiment with erosion, and virtual self-guided tours of this natural wonder!

    Capstone Project Ideas

    Capstone has gathered a collection of free printables and educational activies. Find activities with favorite book characters and other fun STEAM activities including Make it, Craft it, Fold it, Draw it, Read it, Find it, Eat it, Do it ideas.

    Capstone Bingo

    Capstone has many fun activities that families can do together to promote reading. 

    Author, Brian Yanish, has a YouTube Channel called Scrapkins that will show you how to make all kinds of "stuff" out of recycled materials.

    Harry Potter author, J.K. Rowling, has published a new digital story called The Ickabog.

    You can even enter an illustration contest! (due july 17, 2020)

     Anthony Horowitz (author of James Bond, Sherlock Holmes, and the Alex Rider Series) has published a new book completely on his website - Where Seagulls Dare.