• Download the Elementary Summer Reading Log

    Build a Better World
    2017 SUMMER READING GOAL
    “I will read for a minimum of 500 minutes throughout the summer months.”

    HERE’S HOW IT WORKS:
    Throughout the summer, students will complete a reading log, record the days, minutes and the titles of the books read.

    • Students may complete the reading log by downloading it HERE or pick it up at your school office. You may also log your summer reading minutes online through the Peabody Institute Library at http://wandooreader.com/peabodylibrary/k-5 

    • Within the first week back to school in September, students will return their completed reading logs.

    • Students will be recognized by their School Principal and Classroom teacher.

    MORE REASONS TO READ:

    • The Peabody Public Libraries have planned many exciting events and will display new and classic titles focused around the Summer Reading Theme, “Build a Better World," highlighting science, science fiction and STEM titles.
      Search the Peabody Institute Library card catalog

    • You can prevent 2 months of summer reading loss by reading consistently throughout the summer.

    • Research states children who read for 20 minutes a day at home perform better in school.


    Kindergarten, Grades 1

    Read any of these SELECTED AUTHORS

    Mother Goose | Eric Carle | Don Freeman | Bill Martin, Jr. |
    Ann Dewdney | Eric Hill | Christianne Jones | Anne Rockwell | Nancy Shaw |

    Audrey Wood | Margaret Wise Brown |
    Virginia Lee Burton | Margaret & H.A. Rey | Doreen Cronin | Laura Numeroff |
    David Shannon | Mo Williams

    Read any of these SELECTED SERIES

    Angelina Ballerina | Bad Kitty | Ballpark Mysteries | Bear and Friends | Bink & Gollie | Biscuit |
    Clifford the Big Red Dog | Elephant and Piggie | Fly Guy | Froggy |
    Ivy and Bean | Judy Moody and Stink | Junie B. Jones | Katie Woo | Llama Llama | Magic Tree House |
    Mercy Watson | Miss Bindergarten | Mr. Putter & Tabby |
    Nate the Great | Pigeon | Robin Hill School | Scaredy Squirrel | Skippyjon Jones | Spy | Stink Moody  

    Grades 2, 3

    Read any of these SELECTED AUTHORS
    Ludwig Bemelmans | Robert McCloskey | Jan Brett | Jamie Lee Curtis | Lois Ehlert | David McPhail |
    Robert Munsch | Rosemary Wells | Lauren Child | Steve Jenkins | Margaret Read MacDonald | Shel Silverstein |
    Dick King-Smith | Greg Tang | Chris VanDusen

    Read any of these SELECTED SERIES
    Bones: Mysteries | Cowgirl Kate | High Rise Private Eye | Annie & Snowball | Henry & Mudge | Poppelton |
    Mr. Putter & Tabby | Black Lagoon |  Mercy Watson | My Weird School | Rainbow Magic | Moxy Maxwell |
    Ready Freddy | Let’s Read & Find Out Science titles |  Magic Tree House and non-fiction companions

    Grades 4, 5

    Read any of these SELECTED AUTHORS

    Beverly  Cleary | Andrew Clements | Megan McDonald | Chris VanAllsburg | Isabella Hatkoff | Jeanne Birdsall Erin Hunter | Mike Lupica | Wendy Mass | Jane O'Connor | Linda Sue Park | James Patterson | Rick Riordan 
    Bill Wallace | Ann Martin

    Read any of these SELECTED SERIES

    39 Clues | 43 Old Cemetery Road | Allie Finkle Rules for Girls | Barnstormers | Baseball Card Adventure |
    Boys Vs The Girls! | Cam Jensen Adventure | Charlie Bumpers | 
    Clementine |  Dear Dumb Diary | Dork Diaries | Dragonbreath | Five Kingdoms | Frank Einstein |  Genius Files | Geronimo & Thea Stilton |  Hank Zipper |
    Horrible Harry Chapter Books | How to Train Your Dragon | 
    Humphrey The Hamster | I Survived | Infinity Ring | Judy Moody | 
    Katie Kazoo, Switcheroo | Land of Stories |  Lemonade War | Magic Shop | Middle School |
    Nancy Clancy Chapter Books | Origami Yoda Books | Penderwicks | Popularity Papers | Puppy Place |
    Sisters Grimm | Sixth Eight Rooms | Spirit Animals | Star Wars: Jedi Academy | Stick Dog | Swindle |
    Time Warp Trio | Timmy Failure | Treasure Hunters | Unwanteds | Wayside School | Whatever After |
    Wings of Fire | National Geographic Non-fiction titles

    Read any of these titles from the
    2017-2018 MCBA TITLES

    Kid approved from the Massachusetts Children’s Book Award.

    For more information, go to: http://massachusettschildrensbookaward.blogspot.com/