January 19, 2018

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SLJ’s Summer Reading Resources 2015

Putting the final touches on your summer reading program? Just getting started? Check out these articles, reading lists, resources, and studies for last-minute inspiration—and suggest more in the “comments” section.

Those Tired Summer Reading Lists. Here’s What to Do.

Classics are Cool, But… | Summer Reading for Grades 9-12

Heroic Reads: Supporting 2015 Collaborative Summer Library Programs

Q&A with 2015 National Summer Reading Champion Kate DiCamillo

The Collaborative Summer Library Program site

Study: “Summer Slide” Reduced by Letting Kids Pick Their Own Reading

The Fifth Annual New York Times Summer Reading Contest

The Horn Book’s 2015 Summer Reading Recommendations

How to Create a Knockout Summer Literacy Program

Reading Is Fundamental Combats Summer Slide

We’re the People: Summer Reading 2015: An Inclusive Summer Reading List

A Diverse #SummerReading List for Kids from NPR

Summer Reading and the Rich/Poor Achievement Gap | An Educator Responds to Questions

Summer Reading Boost Achievement, Study Says

For more, visit our Summer Reading Resources page.

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