Top 10 Summer Reading Lists For Kids and Teens: 2011 Explore One Summer Reading List or Many


by Elizabeth Kennedy

Are you looking for a summer reading list for your child or teen? Keep your child reading all summer with this selection of summer reading lists for 2011. These summer reading lists of recommended children's books and young adult books are generally organized by grade level. Many of the elementary children's summer reading lists include children's picture books. Many of the middle school reading lists include a mix of children's books and young adult books. You'll find classics, as well as recently published books on these 2011 summer reading lists.

1. HAISLN 2011 Recommended Reading Lists

These annotated 2011 reading lists come from the Houston Area Independent Schools Library Network (HAISLN). Eight reading lists are available in pdf format: Preschool through Kindergarten, Grades 1 & 2, Grades 3 & 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7 & 8, Grades 9 & 10, Grades 11 & 12. The carefully selected children's books and young adult books on the reading lists include recent fiction and nonfiction.

2. 2011 Summer Library Program Reading Lists for Kids

The Collaborative Summer Library Program's 2011 summer reading program theme for kids is One World, Many Stories. Download the thematic 11-page annotated summer reading list as a pdf file. The list includes four categories: nonfiction, picture books, fiction and professional resources.

3. 2011 Summer Reading List for Students Entering Grades K-6

The list, which is organized by grade level, includes cover art, a brief summary, the copyright date and the genre/themes of recommended books for children entering kindergarten through sixth grade. This 2011 summer reading list comes from the Parkway School District in Chesterfield, Missouri.The list, which is organized by grade level, includes cover art, a brief summary, the copyright date and the genre/themes of recommended books for children entering kindergarten through sixth grade. This 2011 summer reading list comes from the Parkway School District in Chesterfield, Missouri.

4. Books for Boys Recommended by Librarians

The books on these books for boys reading lists include children's books and young adult books that will appeal to a wide range of ages and interests. Even boys who complain they can never find anything good to read and, as a result, are reluctant readers, should be able to find books they enjoy on some of these lists. While none of them are specifically summer reading lists, they all could be used as such.

5. 2011 Middle School Summer Reading List

This 2011 recommended reading list, from the Parkway School District in Chesterfield, Missouri, includes cover art, a brief summary, the copyright date and the genre of books for students entering grade 6-9. This reading list includes fiction and some nonfiction, both in a variety of genres.

6. 2011 Notable Children's Books

The Collaborative Summer Library Program's 2011 summer reading program theme for kids is One World, Many Stories. Download the thematic 11-page annotated summer reading list as a pdf file. The list includes four categories: nonfiction, picture books, fiction and professional resources.

7. 2011 Summer Reading List for Students Entering Grades 9-12

This 2011 recommended reading list of fiction and nonfiction is from the Parkway School District in Chesterfield, Missouri. It includes cover art, a very brief summary, the copyright date and the genre of recommended books for teens entering grade 9-12.

8. 2011 Summer Reading List for Grades 5-8

The Collaborative Summer Library Program's 2011 summer reading program theme for kids is One World, Many Stories. Download the thematic 11-page annotated summer reading list as a pdf file. The list includes four categories: nonfiction, picture books, fiction and professional resources.

9. Summer Reading List for Kids and Teens

This booklist from The Horn Book is annotated and includes six categories of recently published books: Picture Books, Early Readers, Intermediate, Middle School and High School. Suggested grade levels and the number of pages in each book are included.

10. National Endowment for the Humanities: Summer Favorites Reading List

While this reading list of recommended children’s and young adult books for summer reading is not annotated, it contains the titles of a great many excellent books. The booklist “represents NEH's long-standing effort to highlight classic literature for young people from kindergarten through high school.” The booklist is divided by grade level: Kindergarten to Grade 3, Grades 4 to 6, Grades 7 to 8 and Grades 9 to 12.

Article Source:Children's Books at About.com

 

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