Here’s a new reading list choice board with engaging resources to explore during the next few weeks of summer. Whether you are staying indoors to get relief from the heat or you’ve started to prepare for next school year, this choice board has a great mix of reading recommendations for our children and teens. I’ve included great resources that are often easily missed like Read Across Texas, Colorín Colorado, Texas Library Association, and the Children’s Book Council. I also feel so happy to promote resources like Mighty Girl and Book it! Mighty Girl shared 30 books for girls who love the outdoors and Book It! has a great selection of printables and resources for parents and caretakers.
If you are interested in preparing for next school year, this board has reading lists from the Texas Education Agency or you can also grow critical thinking skills by doing a deep dive into the books suggested by Kirkus around topics of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Book review is also a great skill to learn! Don’t forget to keep visiting your local libraries or venture out [virtually] to a big city like New York to see the books on their reading lists. I know this has been a long and difficult summer for many of us, but I feel hopeful that a great book can keep our children and teens engaged and happy in the weeks ahead.