Summer Reading Resources List

posted on May 17, 2017 by Eve Panzer

Here’s the list I have compiled to help educators and librarians who support readers from preschool through 12th grade. 

United States Board on Books for Young People
Preschool – Grade 12
Building Bridges Through Children’s and Young Adult Books
“…international books for young people.”

School Library Journal – Best Of Reviews
Preschool – Young Adult. Fiction and nonfiction.
The SLJ review editors selected their picks for the year’s best titles across books, apps, audiobooks and more.

Publisher’s Weekly Best Children’s Books 2016
Infant to teen. Fiction and nonfiction
Curated from the thousands of books published this year are our picks for the year’s best books for all ages, from Infant to teen.

Notable Children’s Books of 2016 from The New York Times
Picture books, Middle Grade books and YA – fiction and nonfiction The best in picture books, middle grade and young adult fiction and nonfiction, selected by the children’s books editor of The New York Times Book Review.”

The Horn Book’s Fanfare
Preschool – Young Adult. Fiction and Nonfiction.
Every year the editors of the Horn Book select their picks for the best children’s and young adult books of the year.

Bank Street’s The Best Children’s Books of the Year, 2010-2016:
Infant to 16 years.
Fiction and nonfiction.
Selected by the children’s book committee at Bank Street College of Education.

Children’s Book Council 2008-2016
Kindergarten to Second Grade
Third Grade to Fourth Grade
Fifth Grade to Sixth Grade
Fiction and nonfiction

Texas Blue Bonnet Award Lists 1980-Present
3rd through 6th grades. Fiction and nonfiction
Suggestions are solicited from librarians, teachers, parents, students and other interested persons. A new list of twenty books is released each year at the Texas Book Festival in October. The selection committee is charged with reading all suggested titles and selecting the final master list. In selecting titles, the committee considers student interests, relevant content, reputable reviews, and literary quality.

Texas 2X2: Lists from 2000-Present
Age 2 – Grade 2
The 2X2 Committee‘s charge is to produce a list of 20 recommended books for children, age two to grade two.

New York Public Library Summer Reading Lists 2017
Babies, Toddlers & Pre-K
Grades K-5
Fiction and nonfiction

Enjoy the summer and happy reading!

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Faced with the wealth of incredible books available for children, many educators can feel overwhelmed when it comes to choosing titles for the classroom. If you’re a teacher who doesn’t want to resort to the dartboard method, the Barefoot Librarian is your new best friend!

-Audrey Linter, Blogger, Little Pickle Press