Research has shown that children who participate in summer reading programs in the public library avoid the summer learning slump — that is, the loss of reading skills we see in children who don’t read over the summer. Instead, children who participate in summer reading programs tend to start school a little bit ahead of where they left off in June.
To help, the NoveList team has put together book lists to support the 2011 Collaborative Summer Library Program. As always, there are different themes for different age levels: One World, Many Stories (children); You Are Here (teens) and Novel Destinations (adults).
In NoveList, you’ll find youth-oriented Summer Reading lists centered on these themes:
1. Type summer reading in the Search For… box on the homepage, and click Search.
2. From your Result List, click the Lists & Articles tab.
3. From the “Narrow Results by” section to the left, expand the “Publication Type” drop-down, and then select Feature Articles.
4. From the “Sort by” drop-down, select Date Descending to see the most recent lists supporting the 2011 Collaborative Summer Reading Program:
For Younger Kids: Summer Reading: Around the World with Reading is a fiction list featuring outstanding picture books where kids, parents, and pets travel through multicultural neighborhoods and around the world.
For Older Kids: Summer Reading: Life Around the World includes nonfiction books which give cultural overviews of life for older children of the world. Summer Reading: Open Up Your World with Reading lists fiction titles that will open the world to older children, creating global citizens along the way.
For Teens: Summer Reading: Life Experiences Around the Globe is a list of autobiographical books about early life experiences around the world. Summer Reading: Great Big World includes fiction titles encompassing realism, humor, mystery, adventure, historical fiction, and fantasy that will help teens traverse the globe through their reading.
Find additional Best Practices information in NoveList about summer reading programs by librarians working in schools:
1. From home page, click on Teaching with Books hyperlink on right panel.
2. Under “NoveList Resources” on the right panel, click on the Best Practices link.
3. From here, scroll down the results for two short articles specifically about summer reading, “Best Practices: Schools and Summer Reading” and “Best Practices: Summer Reading Lists and More!”
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