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Summer Reading - Middle School: Middle School Summer Reading 2016

Use this guide to find summer reading ideas & recommendations!

Why Read in the Summer?

Avoid the "Summer Slide"! 

You should try to find time to read each and every day. Research shows students who read during the summer improve or maintain their reading skills. Kids who don't read at all see their skills slip as much as an entire grade level (Heyns 1978). 

 What can we read?

  • Award winners, suggestions from teachers or friends
  • Magazines, Newspapers, Your favourite blog
  • Comic books, whatever you like! 

This Libguide includes suggestions only and books are not required reading. You'll find teacher and student recommendations, award winners and just great reads! 

It doesn’t really matter what you read or where you read – just be sure to read every day! 

2016-2017 Visiting Author


Candace Fleming will be the PTA Visiting Author for the 2016-2017 school year. Candace has written many historical non-fiction and fiction books. Her newest title, "The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion and the Fall of Imperial Russia", has been nominated for awards and been getting great reviews! Check out one of her books this summer! 


Online Audio Books

Audio books are a great way to read during the summer.
This site offers a FREE audio book each week of the summer. Download and enjoy! 

Summer Reading Poll

What will you read this summer?
Fiction: 25 votes (65.79%)
Comics: 2 votes (5.26%)
News or Magazines: 1 votes (2.63%)
Non-Fiction: 1 votes (2.63%)
Online reading: 5 votes (13.16%)
Other!: 4 votes (10.53%)
Total Votes: 38

Graphic Novel Greats!

2016 Award Winners!

Summer Reading Poll

Where do you love to read in the summer?
At the beach: 3 votes (10.71%)
On the couch: 10 votes (35.71%)
While traveling: 4 votes (14.29%)
At your public library: 1 votes (3.57%)
Other!: 10 votes (35.71%)
Total Votes: 28

Popular Non-Fiction

Mysteries & Detective Reads

If you liked "The Graveyard Book"

Middle School Librarian