Summertime is our favorite season because we finally have time to read all those great books we’ve been stacking on our bookshelf (and on the kitchen counter, and on the coffee table, and on our desk…) all year! Get started with the New York State Library’s Summer Reading program!
Explore New York includes a ton of great books about kids like you living right here in New York. You can find books about Jackie Robinson, Native Americans, Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty, and even riding on the subway! This is the best place to find a good summer read.
(And don’t forget to write a review to get another book FREE!)
Want more suggestions? Here’s where to find even more great books:
- The Together Book Club picks a new book every month for kids and parents to read together. Together facilitators lead the discussion on the TBC blog and Facebook page, and anyone can participate. Bonus: kids can win lots of free books!
- Kids Books from NYC Public Libraries is the official book list for Summer Reading at all New York City Libraries. This link takes you to a wonderful list of books separated by grade level from Kindergarten to 6th grade. This is a great place to go if you’re looking for a good summer reading book.
- The Scholastic Summer Challenge is a free reading program that invites kids to log the minutes they spend reading as they Read for the World Record. Kids can participate in weekly challenges, earn digital rewards, enter sweepstakes to win fabulous prizes, find great books to read, and more.
- Kids’ Place from Houghton Mifflin provides book suggestions for different age groups, from Kindergarten to Grade 6. Each grade has its own themes, some of which are “Courage,” “What Really Happened,” “Off to Adventure,” and “Celebrating Traditions.”