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Subject: Summer Reading
Date Posted: 5/23/2008 8:02 AM ET
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Do your kids get lists from the teacher of recommended summer reading?  If so... what books are being recommended this year (please list the age/grade of the child too).

 

for kiddos not in school (home schoolers/unschoolers and those not yet old enough)... are there any books/series that you are planning to have them read (or read with/to them) this summer?

 

Date Posted: 5/23/2008 10:01 AM ET
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I have a huge list that is 40 pages long from our school system 2007. If anyone wants it I can email the file.  It breaks the books down into dozens of genres..It's very extensive.

I forgot to mention it's Middle and High school ages.



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Date Posted: 5/23/2008 10:43 AM ET
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wow that's a HUGE list!!

We don't have any lists since DS won't be starting school until the fall, but we are participating in the summer reading program at our library again this year and I have a few books in mind ... we'll be checking out 10 books to read almost every day so we'll go through a lot over the next couple of months.

Date Posted: 5/23/2008 11:03 AM ET
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Julie it has book descriptions (which is why it's so long) , and it covers just about any subject you can imagine.

Date Posted: 5/23/2008 11:48 AM ET
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Here's a list I found online:

http://childrensbooks.about.com/od/forparents/tp/summer_reading.htm

Date Posted: 5/24/2008 9:44 AM ET
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My DS came home (from 4th grade) with his list just yesterday but I haven't had a chance to look it over. He is such a voracious reader and he reads above grade level that the lists don't do much for him. Our county library has an excellent summer reading program so on the last day of school (next Friday) we will head there, sign up, check out books and then head to DQ for ice cream. It's our last day of school tradition. :)
Date Posted: 5/25/2008 10:45 PM ET
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We homeschool....so we do not have a list, but do lots of reading in the summer. 

I just thought you may want to check out the summer reading program through Barnes and Noble, if you have a store near you.  You can type Barnes and Noble Summer Reading into the search engine and their website should come up.  I would add a link for you, but I am not good at doing them! 

You just print off a page to fill out and when your child reads eight books, take it to the store and they get to choose a free book.  They have certain books they get to choose from, but there are plenty of titles.  It goes from May 29th to Sept 2nd.

Happy Summer reading!

Date Posted: 5/26/2008 11:15 AM ET
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Local libraries have summer reading programs as well.

Subject: Summer Reading list
Date Posted: 5/27/2008 10:11 AM ET
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Florida publishes lists for 1) grades 3-5 and 2) grades 6-8.  There is some good quality (contemporary) literature there.

It is actually a competition that occurs throughout the year (our elementary school offers a field trip to those kids who read all 15 on the list), but the next year's list gets published in May, so I use it as a summer reading list.

 

http://myssyra.org/

 

Date Posted: 5/27/2008 10:07 PM ET
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We had a list last year that the teacher recommended but didn't have to but I had him read all of them.  I hope they do that again this year.