2018 Summer Reading Lists

Summer Reading Lists from the Association for Library Service to Children 

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) is the world's largest organization dedicated to the support and enhancement of library service to children.  From creative programming and best practices to continuing education and professional connections—ALSC members are innovators in the field of children's library service.

We The People Summer Reading Recommendations

Early in 2015, Edith Campbell invited a handful of colleagues who share a passion for children, literacy and diversity to work with her on a Summer Reading list for "We The People". She invited them to suggest titles they had read and wanted to recommend. As conversations took place, the focus of the list became clear. They realized they needed to read closely to identify microaggressions, cultural misappropriation or examples that negated the struggle for social justice and inclusion. They wanted to create a list of books that they would be comfortable to put in any child’s hands.

Download the We The People Summer Reading List

Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge

According to the Scholastic Kids & Family Reading Report™: 6th Edition, both kids (80%) and parents (96%) agree that summer reading will help the child during the school year. Whether you are a returning participant or joining the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge for the first time, we’re excited for you to enjoy our brand-new website filled with fresh content for students, educators, librarians, community partners and families. There are some changes you’ll want to be aware of this year! Read on!

Download the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge Booklist