Summer Reading Challenge Resources



Find a Book by Lexile - Choose your or your child’s grade level and reading ability for a full list of books to read all summer long! In English and Spanish.

Print your own Summer Reading Challenge Bookmark!

LISTING OF ALABAMA PUBLIC LIBRARIES -Visit your public library for book lists and summer reading programs for kids of all ages.

The 2012 Alabama Library Summer Reading Program is “DREAM BIG”.

Each library adopts a version of the program and offers prizes and weekly programs to incorporate the theme throughout the summer. It's free and open to all ages. Children will receive rewards for completing goals each week. Prizes can include but are not limited to, toys, books, coupons, vouchers or events or attractions and more. It's a great way to encourage readers.

Auburn University College of Education summer reading program for Grades K-2 provides personalized instruction beginning in June for elementary school students who have encountered difficulty developing reading skills through regular class instruction. The program, now in its 15th year, is open to children in grades K-2. Beginning readers will receive individualized tutoring from junior and senior elementary education majors in Auburn University's College of Education. The program features teaching in phoneme awareness, phonics, spelling and writing. Children read at least two books or chapters in each session, write a message on a topic of their choice and play learning games. Tutors will work to develop decoding skills, reading fluency, vocabulary, comprehension and enjoyment of reading based on each child's assessed needs.

myON Reader by Capstone Digital - MyON reader matches students interests and reading level with content to personalize learning and predict future growth.


Scholastic Reading Counts! – Tons of teacher and parent resources are available on this comprehensive site for reading. Surrounding students with a wide variety of leveled literature and nonfiction texts in the classroom, in the school library, and at home is a great start to creating lifelong readers. This technology-based program creates a personalized and engaging learning environment that ensures independent reading accountability.





Summer Reading Challenge News Release

Summer Reading Challenge Video on YouTube featuring State Superintendent Dr. Tommy Bice


APT Spotlight on Education: Summer Learning Loss

Mrs. Sherrill Parris, Deputy State Superintendent of Teaching and Learning, describes the importance of summer reading and literacy in this informative video.


10 Tips to Keep Reading Skills Sharp Over the Summer

Summer Learning Loss: The Problem and Some Solutions

PTA: Literacy Information for Parents

The 25 Best Summer Books for Kids

Stanch your kid’s summer learning loss: How to block the seasonal brain-drain.


What is a Lexile Measure?

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