This has been quite a year....we started the year with a huge wildfire (in which I lost my home) and ended the year with another one! But through it all we prevailed and the sense of community both here at Cold Spring School and in Santa Barbara has uplifted all of us who were affected. Now it's time to "close the book" on this school year and take a nice relaxing break during the summer.
Summer is a great time to read and for this last post I have collected a number of links to reading lists. I think you'll find something for everyone! It will remain on this blog until September.
So relax, kick back with a lemonade, and read, read read!
Summer Reading Lists
Video booktalks listed by grade level.
Nancy Keane’s list of “Books of Interest to Grades 5-8”, with links to her booktalks on the titles.
Battle of the Books 2010 Reading list
These are the 30 books that 4-6th graders will read in order to participate in next year’s Battle of the Books.
2010 Battle of the Books list (pdf file)
abe books Children's Reading Lists
Education World Reading Lists
The Horn Book Magazine Reading Lists
100 Picture Books Everyone Should Know from the NY Public Library
100 Favorite Children's Books from the NY Public Library
BookHive is a web site designed for children ages birth through twelve, their parents, teachers or anyone interested in reading about children's books. Providing reader's advisory service, this site contains hundreds of recommended book reviews in a variety of reading levels and interest areas. Parents may find special "parental notes" attached to some reviews that provide additional information about the book. Users can search for books by author, title, reading level, interest area, number of pages, and even favorite illustrator.
Books for Boys
Big a, little a
This is a blog with a booklist of recommended Early readers that you can download as a pdf file
Bank Street College Children's Library Summer Reading Lists K-8
I also have a some printed lists in the Library if you'd like to look at those. Please stop by anytime over the next two weeks.