Kids Read — And Write
SUMMER READING PROGRAM 2020
2020 Summer Reading Lists from the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)
ALSC’s Quicklists Consulting Committee has updated their Summer Reading Lists with new, exciting titles! The lists are full of book titles to keep children engaged in reading throughout the summer. Four Summer Reading book lists are available for Birth-Preschool and grades K-2, 3-5 and 6-8. Each list is available here to download for free. Although many libraries are physically closed due to COVID-19, some of these titles may be available as digital downloads for children and families to enjoy. Titles on the 2020 Summer Reading Lists were compiled and annotated by members of ALSC’s Quicklists Consulting Committee. ALSC booklists are created as a resource for children’s librarians to share with patrons. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to explore these titles to find resources that may match or spark their child’s interest.
Birth-Preschool Reading List (389 KB, PDF)
Kindergarten to Grade 2 Reading List (323 KB, PDF)
Grades 3-5 Reading List (360 KB, PDF)
Grades 6-8 Reading List (360 KB, PDF)
ALSC Día Booklists! Birth through 8 grade
El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day), commonly known as Día, is a celebration every day of children, families, and reading that culminates yearly on April 30. The celebration emphasizes the importance of literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds.
Booklists and Activities
Find award winning books current and past
Suggestions and reviews
The National Science Teacher’s Association (NSTA) has published their
2020 Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12
(Honestly there is much more for K-5 in here, but a few gems for older kids are included.) Take a look, and we hope you will check out their lists from previous years, as well!
Accepting writing and illustrations from kids 8-13 years old
Young Writers Program
Prepare for National Novel Writing Month with other programs during the year (including Spring Camp in April); then take the challenge and write a novel in November!