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DIVE INTO SUMMER READING: WHAT TO READ

A TREASURE TROVE OF RESOURCES FOR TOWN FAMILIES

TOWN RECOMMENDED READING LISTS

Town School Recommended Reading Lists 
Recommended reading lists by grade, curated by Town's librarians and reading specialists.

Town Librarian Recommendations from Library To-Go by Division
Recommendations for ebooks and audiobooks for NK, LS, and US from Town's Library To-Go. All resources are free. 

Town Librarian Recommendations for 5th/6th Grade Students
We selected ebook and audiobook page-turners from public libraries and Town's Library To-Go. All resources are free.

Town Librarian Recommendations for 7th/8th Grade Students
We selected ebook and audiobook page-turners from public libraries and Town's Library To-Go. All resources are free.

RECOMMENDED READING LISTS FROM OTHER SOURCES

1000 Black Girl Books Resource Guide
A resource guide created from the #1000blackgirlbooks campaign led by Marley Dias.

Karina Yan Glaser's Book Riot Blog
Archive of recommendations by a Town parent and author of the  celebrated "Vanderbeeker" series. Includes new releases and a wide range of topics such as "Silly Picture Books," "Celebrating Poetry Month," "Ten Fantastic Children's Books by Indigenous Authors," and so much more. 

We Need Diverse Books
A wide variety of reading lists, blogs, awards, and many other resources for all ages that highlight diversity in children's literature.

New York Public Library Summer Reading Book List
A curated list of summer reading adventures for babies, kids, and teens. 

ALA Book/Print/Media Awards for Children & Young Adults
Archive of American Library Association award winners, including the Caldecott, Newbery, Coretta Scott King, Pura Belpré awards, and many other categories. 

Bank Street Bookstore
A top-notch collection of books. Check out their bestseller lists by age group, which include many of our favorites titles. 

Lee & Low Books
An industry leader in publishing diverse books. Check out their reading lists by age range, and by topics such as STEM, social/emotional learning, history, world cultures, and foreign languages. 

Read Across American Summer Reading Guide
Excellent book lists, as well as articles on the importance of summer reading, related activities, reading programs and challenges, tips on supporting children as readers, and more.