• 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 Public Library's Summer Reading Program is virtual again this summer! 

    From Northland's WebsiteSummer Reading is going virtual!  A summer full of stories, STEAM activities, take-home projects, Dungeons & Dragons, and of course, reading! Summer Reading fun for readers and not yet readers, tots and teens and all kids in-between!  Join in the fun from home when you sign up as a Summer Reader through Beanstack then take part in virtual programs from June 1 through August 6.  Do a little, or a lot.  No pressure, just summer reading fun!

    Log every book you read on the Beanstack app.  Beginning June 1, click here to sign up and log your books at home.  You can also download the Beanstack Tracker App to easily log your books: Google Play or Apple App Store.

    Join us for online programs for all ages; babies through teens. Check out the Charlotte Fezziwig for information, programs, and lots of engaging content!

    CLICK HERE for a printable schedule of current virtual summer programs. 

    Check out the Children and Teens information on 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!

    Riversteon Books  

    Riverstone Books Summer Reading

    From the Riverstone Books Website: Our summer reading program for kids in grades K-5 is back! Instead of distributing Reading Journals this year, we invite you to download this book report form. Then read five age-appropriate books. Fill out the book report form and bring it to the store when you’ve completed it, and you can pick out a free book!

    If you’re not sure what to read, we’re assembling a library of summer reading lists from schools and associations that can help you choose what books to read.

    If you can’t visit us, ask your parents to scan your report and email it to robin@riverstonebookstore.com. Summer reading program begins June 1 and ends July 31. Reminder: you don’t have to buy books from Riverstone to participate; you can read books from your home or public library. If you have any questions, please call the store at 412-366-1001.

    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, 2021. 

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

    Half Priced Books Summer Reading

    Welcome all to HPB Summer Reading Camp, where online campers, and their trusty guardians, can get their fill of fun reads and activities to keep busy during lazy days of summer! Here you will find an activity for the week, a summer reading log, and information about their summer reading giveaway. 

    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! 

  • Updated May 2021