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ASD Elementary Library: Summer Reading 2017


Summer is here!!  There’s so much to do - swimming, traveling, sleepovers, exploring new places, playing with friends, visiting relatives! Don’t forget to enjoy some great books along the way.

Reading together, talking about books, time to read on their own – all of these things are important for your child to maintain their reading skills, as well as improve their reading fluency. Shared books offer the opportunity to talk about ideas, develop language skills, as well as learn new vocabulary and concepts. The greatest benefit when parents and children spend time reading together is children develop a love of books and reading that lasts a lifetime. This can happen anytime during the year, but summer gives us all a little extra time to enjoy reading with our children.

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Summer Check Out

All students are able to check out up to 15 books for the summer with signed parent permission. Summer book selection will take place on June, 6, 7, & 8.  All books must remain in Qatar and be returned at the beginning of next school year. Students will not be able to check out new books this fall until all summer books have been returned.

Dragon Reading!

To participate in the Dragons Summer Reading Program, you can use the Summer Reading Log to write down the title of each book you read or each book that was read to you. Feel free to continue on a blank sheet if you fill up this one. Please submit your log, signed by a parent, to the library in August. Readers who participate will receive a brand new book!

  • Students in Lower Elementary must read a minimum of 30 picture books OR early readers, OR 6 chapter books,  or a combination (5 picture books will = 1 chapter book).
  • Students in Upper Elementary must read a minimum of 6 chapter books (5 picture books will = 1 chapter book) (thick chapter books will count as two)

Battle of the Books

The Battle of the Books is a reading incentive program for the 4th and 5th grade students. Teams of students read the list of ten selected books, preparing for the widely anticipated battles. One team from each class is selected to move on to the semi-finals. The culminating final battle keeps everyone in suspense.

Lower Elementary

2017 Award Winners

Caldecott Award Winner – for the most distinguished American picture book for children: 

Schneider Family Book Awards – for books that embody an artistic expression of the disability experience:

Theodore Seuss Geisel Award – for the most distinguished beginning reader book: 

Summer Reading Suggestions

Pre-K & KG

Summer Reading Suggestions

Grades 1 & 2

Upper Elementary

Grades 3, 4, & 5


Graphic Novels


Great Reads by

Visiting Author/Illustrator

Steve Jenkins


Steve Jenkins is a children's book author and illustrator. He was awarded the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Nonfiction for The Top of the World: Climbing Mount Everest. In his acceptance speech, Jenkins commented, "In my books, I try to present straightforward information in a context that makes sense to children. Children don't need anyone to give them a sense of wonder; they already have that. But they do need a way to incorporate the various bits and pieces of knowledge they acquire into some logical picture of the world. For me, science provides the most elegant and satisfying way to construct this picture."