Summer Reading 2014


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Summer Reading 2014

  1. 1. HAPPY SUMMER! Research shows that kids who do not read over the summer can suffer from "summer slide" or "brain drain." This means that it can take longer to catch up and get back in the swing of things when the new school year starts. Don't let this happen! READ, READ, READ! If you need a little extra push or incentive to get you reading, there are lots of summer reading programs out there for little kids, big kids, and grown-ups! Participate in the summer reading program at the Lexington County Public Library; participate in the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge; or come up with your own summer reading challenge (you can even join Mrs. Byrd Fort and challenge yourself to read a #bookaday this summer)! Doesn’t matter how you do it, just as long as you READ! Don’t know what to read? Check out this list of authors and resources! Mrs. Byrd Fort will be sharing more suggestions on the Learning Commons Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages throughout the summer – be sure to LIKE and FOLLOW the Learning Commons so that you don’t miss out! Valerie Byrd Fort, NPES Teacher Librarian Scan the QR code above to visit our webpage! PS - Students who show Mrs. Byrd Fort their reading log by August 22 will receive a small prize! Authors/Illustrators for grades K-2 Best for K-2, but kids in 3-5 will like them too! Tedd Arnold Brod Bagert Phil Bildner Peter Brown Eric Carle Nina Crews Tomie DePaola Gail Gibbons Kevin Henkes Matthew and Jennifer Holm *Babymouse and Squish! Steve Jenkins *Animal Non-fiction! Oliver Jeffers Ezra Jack Keats Jon Klassen Jarrett J. Krosoczka Brain Lies Leo Lionni Robert Munsch Jack Prelutsky *Funny poet! April Pulley Sayre Cynthia Rylant Jon Scieszka Dr. Seuss David Shannon Mo Willems Authors/Illustrators for grades 3-5 Best for 3-5, but kids in K-2 will like them too! Avi Brod Bagert Phil Bildner Sharon Creech Christopher Paul Curtis Rahl Dahl Kate DiCamillo Matthew and Jennifer Holm *Babymouse and Squish! James Howe Jeff Kinney *Author of Diary of a Wimpy Kid series Jarrett J. Krosoczka *Author of Lunch Lady Graphic Novels Megan McDonald *Author of the Judy Moody and Stink books Gary Paulsen Lincoln Peirce *Big Nate series Dav Pilkey *VERY FUNNY! Patricia Polacco Cynthia Rylant Louis Sachar Seymour Simon Charles R. Smith, Jr. Jerry Spinelli *Ask the librarians at the public library OR email Mrs. Byrd Fort at for more ideas!
  2. 2. We hope to see you at one of these Summer Reading KICK-OFF events! StoryFestSC South Carolina State Museum, Saturday, June 7 9am – 4pm Kick off summer reading with award winning authors Nina Crews and Brian Lies! Lexington County Public Library Summer Reading Kickoff Party Lexington County Public Library, Main Library, Wednesday, June 4 3pm – 6pm Try these ideas to keep you reading over the summer! • Visit Comic Nirvana in Lexington for COMIC BOOKS! • Read The State Newspaper EVERY DAY (online or the print version) • See if your favorite book or author has an APP or website! • Read a book on a device (Nook, Kindle, iPad, etc.) • Visit the public library OFTEN! There are TONS of free programs to check out! • Attend NPES Night with the Columbia Blowfish Baseball Team! Tuesday, June 10! • Visit TumbleBooks (email Mrs. Byrd Fort for the password!) Visit these websites and blogs for EVEN MORE suggestions of great books and activities you can do this summer! • ReadKiddoRead - • GUYS READ - • South Carolina Book Award Program (check out the Picture Book list and the Children’s Book list) - • Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge – • Reading Rockets - • DayByDaySC - • Read for My Summer Challenge - • Book Adventure - • Book It! Summer Reading Challenge - • Google Maker Camp -