Just because your children are done with school for the summer, it doesn’t mean that they should be done with reading for the summer. Studies show that students who strive to read over four books during the summer end up doing better on reading comprehension tests in the fall than their peers who did not read over the summer. Throughout the next few months, we will be posting weekly book suggestions for students of all ages. Our suggestions will include books that are listed on Provo City Library book lists, other summer reading lists and favorites from our own home libraries. We hope that these suggestions will help students to include reading in their summer fun so that they can be even more prepared for this upcoming school year.

Elementary Book Suggestion:

This week’s suggestion for our elementary-age readers is “Rabbit & Robot: The Sleepover” by Cece Bell. This book tells the tale of two unlikely friends, a rabbit and a robot, who decide to have a sleepover. They stay over at Rabbit’s house and Rabbit has draw up all sorts of plans of things that they can do together. However, they quickly find that their differences (like the fact that Robot doesn’t like the same pizza toppings) make the sleepover more challenging than they had originally thought. This is a great story that will have your kids laughing and is an easy read for beginning readers. It is available at the Provo City Library.

Secondary Book Suggestion:

The secondary reading level book suggestion for this week is titled “Sunny Side Up” by Jennifer Holm. This book starts out with Sunny being sent to live with her Grandfather in Florida for the summer. She is not excited to live in Florida because she does not enjoy being around old people all day long. However, she ends up meeting a friend who is around her same age that she begins to have adventures with. The book becomes a mystery when the question remains – why is Sunny is Florida in the first place? This is a positive story that is great for a summer read. It is available at the Provo City Library.

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