Summer Reading to help stop the Summer Slide

Studies show that kids who don’t read during summer vacation actually slip in reading ability by the time autumn rolls around. Here are some fun books to help you encourage your children to read over the summer. Don’t forget to sign up for our exciting Summer Reading program at: http://www.caledon.library.on.ca/children/td%20summer%20reading%20club.aspx

Scaredy Squirrel at the Beach by Melanie Watt

Since Scaredy Squirrel is scared of the beach, he makes his own safe getaway. But when something is missing and Scaredy Squirrel ventures to the real beach to find it, he finds himself among a crowd of people, and enjoys his day with them.

Chu’s Day at the Beach by Neil Gaiman

Accompanying his family on a visit to the beach, Chu the little panda looks forward to playing in the sand and wading in the water while wondering how his colossal sneezes will impact the day.

A Whale of a Tale by Amy Hsu Lin

Looking forward to a trip to the beach, where he hopes to find a seashell that will enable him to hear ocean sounds

S is s’mores :a camping alphabet by Helen Foster James

An introduction to camping from A to Z using poetry, prose, and illustrations includes information on beach camping, canyons, foliage, and camping gear.

Song for a summer night : a lullaby by Robert Heidbrede

Neighborhood children are drawn out of their houses by the sights and sounds of the world after dark on a soft summer evening.

Summer in the city by Marie-Louise Gay

Charlie was looking forward to summer vacation until he realized he would be stuck at home with his little brother the entire time, but Charlie ends up making new friends and finding adventure in his own neighborhood

Diary of a Wimpy Kid : Dog Days by Jeff Kinney

It’s summer vacation, the weather’s great, and all the kids are having fun outside. So where’s Greg Heffley? Inside his house, playing video games with the shades drawn.

Don’t throw it to Mo! by David A Adler

Accepted by his football teammates despite being their youngest member, little Mo is teased by a rival team until his coach devises a plan to use his smaller size to enable a big win.