Summer Reading and Booklists 2017-2018

Most students are coming home with a list of books they would like to read this summer.   To help students to find a variety of books to read, there are suggested books by grade level, booklists to peruse and links to local summer reading programs that offer incentives for reading and learning.  I know that the students at Decatur are constantly looking for great books to read (not just in the summer!), so check back here during the year also!

Most HCC students are reading at least 2 grade levels above typical. The booklists and reading lists below are not adapted for HCC. So an HCC student going into 2nd grade would probably find books at his/her level on the going into 4th grade lists. However, you will need to check that the content is suitable and appropriate.

Summer Reading Programs 2018 – Free books, prizes and more!

SPL Summer of Learning – Make a Splash – Starts June 15th

Erika Delavan’s (SPL Librarian) Recommendations

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Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Journal

UW Bookstore Summer Reading 2018

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Summer Reading Challenge- Third Place Books

Local and Reading Award Lists

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2019 WA Young Reader’s Choice Nominees

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2018 -2019 Sasquatch Book Award Nominees

Current Best Books Lists

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ALSC’s Summer Reading List 2018

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NPR’s Guide to 2017’s Great Reads

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School Library Journal Best Books 2017

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NYPL 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing 2017

NCTE’s 2018 Children’s Book Recommendations

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Nat. Science Teacher’s Assoc. Outstanding Books 2018

Young Adult Lists

The lists below contain Young Adult titles which sometimes have more mature content.

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Young Adult Library Services Association “2018 The Best of the Best” Lists
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SYNC YA Literature Audiobooks

SYNC offers 2 FREE audiobooks each week
throughout the summer using OverDrive.