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Summer Reading - Middle School: Middle School Summer Reading 2018

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! 

2018/2019 Visiting Author

​Kenn Nesbitt is an American children's poet. On June 11, 2013 he was named Children's Poet Laureate by the Poetry Foundation. 

He is a writer of humorous poetry for children, including the books My Hippo has the Hiccups and Revenge of the Lunch Ladies. Kenn Nesbitt has collaborated with poet Linda Knaus on one collection of Christmas poems entitled Santa Got Stuck in the Chimney and with children's musician Eric Herman on several CDs. His poems also appear in numerous anthologies of humorous children's poetry. Nesbitt's writing often includes imagery of outrageous happenings, before ending on a realistic note. Being children's poems, many make fun of school life. He wrote his first children's poem, Scrawny Tawny Skinner, in 1994. In 1997, he decided to write his first poetry book, My Foot Fell Asleep, which was published in 1998. Nesbitt's poem The Tale of the Sun and the Moon was used in the 2010 movie Life As We Know It. It was set to music by Eric Herman.

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: 44 votes (70.97%)
Comics: 4 votes (6.45%)
News or Magazines: 2 votes (3.23%)
Non-Fiction: 2 votes (3.23%)
Online reading: 5 votes (8.06%)
Other!: 5 votes (8.06%)
Total Votes: 62

Graphic Novel Greats!

Picture Books

Great Fiction Reads

Fantasy Fiction

2018 Award Winners!

Summer Reading Poll

Where do you love to read in the summer?
At the beach: 4 votes (7.55%)
On the couch: 28 votes (52.83%)
While traveling: 8 votes (15.09%)
At your public library: 1 votes (1.89%)
Other!: 12 votes (22.64%)
Total Votes: 53

Popular Non-Fiction

Mysteries & Detective Reads

Spooky Reads

Historical Fiction