Summer Reading and Book Lists 2019-2020

best booksTo help students to find a variety of books to read, here are book lists 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 1 grade level above their current grade. 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 3rd/4th grade lists. However, you will need to check that the content is suitable and appropriate.

Local and Reading Award Lists

image summer reading suggestions by NE SPS LibrariansSummer Reading Suggestions 2020 (.pdf) Summer Reading Bingo Header ImageDirections and Download

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2017 WA Young Reader's Choice Nominees icon and link
2021 WA Young Reader’s Choice Nominees

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2021 Sasquatch Nominees

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2021 Towner Nominees Coming Soon

The Otter Award logo
2021 OTTER Award Nominees

Current Best Books Lists

Many of these “best of” list are for books published in 2019.

New York Public Library Logo
NYPL Best Books for Kids 2019

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NPR’s Guide to 2019’s Great Reads – Kids

School Library Journals Best Books 2018 Logo
School Library Journal’s Best Books 2019

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ALSC 2020 Summer Reading Lists

NCTE’s 2020 Children’s Book Awards

NSTA Best STEM book logo
NSTA Best STEM Books 2020 (.pdf)

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 2020 Booklists
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SYNC YA Literature Audiobooks

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

Summer Reading Programs 2020 – Free books, prizes and more!

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SPL- Every Day is Earth Day-2020

Erica Delavan’s (NE SPL Librarian)
Recommendations 2019

Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Logo
Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Journal 2020

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COMING SOON? – Summer Reading Challenge- Third Place Books

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SPS Seattle Super Readers