Book Ratings - Book reviews can be selected by age of child
Kids Review Books - A children's book review website where kids review the books and make recommendations
Children's Book Reviews - Book reviews and links to children's books, authors, and websites
Words, Words, Words - Online dictionary, thesaurus, word games, build your own dictionary
Scholastic Books for Kids - Books, games, trivia, sneak previews
Cornwall Public Library - Here is the Cornwall Public Library's website - check activities, online catalog, and more
Harper Collins Children's Books - Great new children's book recommendations by HARPER COLLINS Publishers
Random House Children's Books - Great recommendations for children's books published by RANDOM HOUSE
Children's Literature Web Guide - This is a wonderful list of children's authors with links to their websites
First Gov for Kids - This is a child-friendly website with links to Federal kids' sites grouped by subject
American Library Association - The American Library Association website has a huge list of websites for all kinds of information including animals, sports, history, authors, and much more
Kids Space @ The Internet Public Library - You can find all kinds of information here, just like a library. It has subjects like math, science, art, music, sports, a reading zone, fun stuff, and more
KidsRead.com - Look at all the newest books and read what they are about. Great authors, book lists, reviews, games, and more
Databases are great places to look for information. They are accurate, reliable resources to use to get the facts you are looking for. Each link tells you what type of information you can find there. Check them out to find interesting facts and information!
Summer Reading Lists
The Importance of Summer Reading
- Students who read over the summer do better in school in the fall.
- Students who do not read over the summer demonstrate academic loss in fall.
- 8 out of 10 studies indicate students who read for fun outperformed those who did not.
- Students read more when they can choose their own books.
- Reading 5 books over the summer can prevent academic loss.
- Summer reading loss is cumulative. By the end of 6th grade, children who do not read over the summer are two years behind other children.
What Parents Can Do:
- Stress the importance of summer reading with your child
- Make reading exciting; don’t think of it as a chore
- Create a no TV or electronic game time during part of each day
- Join a summer reading program at your local library
- Let your child choose his/her own books
- Keep a supply of reading materials around the house
- Go to the library regularly
- Ask your child questions about the books s/he is reading
- Read a book to your child
- Listen to your child read to you
- Pick a favorite author or series and read all the books
- Listen to books on tape while traveling
- Model reading
The following are recommended reading lists for grades K-4:
- Kindergarten Summer Reading List
- 1st Grade Summer Reading List
- 2nd Grade Summer Reading List
- 3rd Grade Summer Reading List
- 4th Grade Summer Reading List
The important thing is that your child continues to read over the long vacation. Do not limit your child to these selections, but encourage him or her to make independent choices. Remember that lifelong readers develop a love of reading at an early age, so please encourage reading!
Have a great summer, and as always, Happy Reading!
World Book Online
Below is the picture above to access World Book online. Students can utilize this resource at home, as well as in school. If you do not have the password or user ID, please contact Mrs. Sisco in the library.Once you are logged in, you can click on "students" or "kids". I recommend the "student" tile for children doing research in 3rd and 4th grade, and the "kids" tile for the younger students. Please feel free to click on and explore either category.I hope you enjoy exploring the many wonderful facts and informative encyclopedia articles this resource has to offer!