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For most kids, summer means leaving behind classes and homework. But summer should not be the equivalent of a learning-free time for kids. To encourage learning in the summer months, Sylvan Learning offers a suggested reading list for grades K-12 to help parents find the right book for their child and make summer reading fun.
Kindergarten: Whose Mouse Are You? by Robert Krause Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown Grade 1: Click Clack Moo: Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin Anansi the Spider by Gerald McDermott Grade 2: Mister Seahorse by Eric Carle How Much Is a Million by David M. Schwartz, Stephen Kellogg Grade 3: Granny Torrelli Makes Soup by Sharon Creech A Beach for the Birds by Bruce McMillan Grade 4: Summer Reading is Killing Me! By Jon Scieszka So You Want To Be President? by Judith St. George and Illustrated by David Small Grade 5: Holes by Louis Sachar Kitchen Science by Chris Maynard
Grade 6: Carnivorous Carnival by Lemony Snicket My Life in Dog Years by Gary Paulsen Grade 7: A Year Down Yonder by Richard Peck Amistad: A Long Road to Freedom by Walter Dean Myers Grade 8: Ender's Game (Ender Series #1) by Orson Scott Card Our Town by Thornton Wilder
Grade 9: Empire of the Sun by J. G. Ballard Silent Spring by Rachel L. Carson Grade 10: Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut Profiles In Courage by John F. Kennedy Grade 11: Great Expectations by Charles Dickens She Stoops to Conquer by Oliver Goldsmith and Katherine G. Balderston Grade 12: Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Sylvan Learning offers a free reading incentive program for children in grades K-8 at bookadventure.com. With Book Adventure, children can create personalized book lists from more than 7,500 recommended titles, take quizzes on the books they've read at school or at home, and earn prizes for comprehension of the books they've read.
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