Posted: Tuesday, June 14th, 2011
This week marks the final days of school for the last round of kids to escape for summer vacation… and consequently, some understandably frantic parents. As summer starts heating up and the novelty of summer vacation begins to wear off, many families look towards summer camp, vacations, and play dates to keep kids occupied. But no matter how scheduled your summer is, your kids will likely end up with some, “Well… what should we do now?” moments.
Cue Education.com’s annual Summer Reading Guide! Whether you’re looking for a good read for a family road trip or an at-home activity, you don’t need to brave the bookstore or library alone. The Editorial team (as well as some very helpful kids!) have combed through tons of new (and not-yet-released) books to find the very best summer picks for the preschool set through high school-aged teens.The Education.com Summer Reading Squad devoured hundreds of books sent to our office by the most renowned, as well as lesser-known, publishers in the industry. “We worked really hard on this year’s lists, reading picture books and novels cover-to-cover and hand selecting books that inspire kids to read,” said Candice Abellon, a member of the Editorial team. “Our picks range from well-loved books with recent reprints to exciting stories written by brand new authors. I know I logged many reading hours myself, sitting down with 25 different chapter books in less than two months! And yes, I really read them, and yes, it was really fun.”
While putting together this year’s Summer Reading Guide, the Editorial team didn’t just stop with lists of the best selections for each grade level. They also carefully chose tons of additional material to help parents get kids excited about reading all summer long; such as ideas for starting a kids’ book club, tips for taking vocabulary on vacation, and a selection of best books to bring camping.
Happy Summer Reading!