Want to Avoid the Summer Time Brain Drain? Then Check Out the K-12 Reading List from Sylvan


Child ReadingSummer is here and for most kids it means leaving behind classes and homework. But summer should not be the equivalent of a learning-free time for kids. To encourage learning in the summer months, Sylvan Learning is offering a suggested reading list for grades K-12 to help parents find the right book for their child’s summer reading fun. Check out the list below for your next trip to the library:

Elementary School

Kindergarten: Whose Mouse Are You? by Robert Krause Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown Grade 1: Click Clack Moo: Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin Anansi the Spider by Gerald McDermott Grade 2: Mister Seahorse by Eric Carle How Much Is a Million by David M. Schwartz, Stephen Kellogg Grade 3: Granny Torrelli Makes Soup by Sharon Creech Beach for the Birds by Bruce McMillan   Grade 4: Summer Reading is Killing Me! By Jon Scieszka So You Want To Be President? by Judith St. George and Illustrated by David Small Grade 5: Holes by Louis Sachar Science Kitchenby Chris Maynard

Middle School

Grade 6: Carnivorous Carnival by Lemony Snicket My Life in Dog Years by Gary Paulsen   Grade 7: A Year Down Yonder by Richard Peck Amistad: A Long Road to Freedom by Walter Dean Myers Grade 8: Ender's Game (Ender Series #1) Orson Scott Card Our Townby Thornton Wilder

High School

  Grade 9: Empire of the Sun by J. G. Ballard Silent Spring by Rachel L. Carson Grade 10: Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut Profiles In Courage by John F. Kennedy Grade 11: Great Expectations by Charles Dickens She Stoops to Conquer by Oliver Goldsmith and Katherine G. Balderston Grade 12: Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift and Pat Rogers Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen   Sylvan Learning offers a free reading incentive program for children in grades K-8 at www.bookadventure.com.

With Book Adventure children can create personalized book lists from more than 7,500 recommended titles, take quizzes on the books they’ve read at school or at home, and earn prizes for comprehension of the books they’ve read. For additional educational resources for children in grades K-12, please visit  http://tutoring.sylvanlearning.com/parent_learning_resources.cfmor call 1-800-31-SUCCESS.

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4 Responses to Want to Avoid the Summer Time Brain Drain? Then Check Out the K-12 Reading List from Sylvan!

    Jami Says:


    I’m so glad you posted this! I just found your blog and started following. I’ve already checked out my kids books from their school reading list. I want to make sure their brains stay sharp over the summer.

      Melissa Says:


      Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting today! I’m glad you found this list helpful…I definitely plan on picking up a few of these over the summer too. Have a great day!

    Julia Says:


    Thanks for sharing this and thanks for stopping by. I’m returning the follow from Voiceboks.


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