Kick off the end of the school year with our beautiful printable 2018 Diverse Summer Reading List for Grades PreK-8! This list provides engaging and entertaining suggestions to build off of summer suggested reading lists from your school or library. These books are fun ways to start a great summer of nonstop reading! Our list includes both fiction and nonfiction, bilingual Spanish/English titles, and a diverse range of cultures—in other words, the right book for every reader! The collections are available on our website for purchase:
Summer Reading Collection Grades PreK-2
Summer Reading Collection Grades 3-5
Summer Reading Collection Grades 6-8
2018 Diverse Summer Reading List Webinar
On Wednesday, May 16th at 4PM EDT, we will be hosting a webinar to launch the 2018 Diverse Summer Reading List. Join Lee & Low Books’ Literacy Specialist, Katie Potter, MS.Ed., for an enjoyable discussion about the 2018 Diverse Summer Reading List.
During the webinar, we will examine the summer slide, research behind the summer slide, and different titles in grade bands PreK-2, 3-5 and 6-8 that you can use with children to keep up with reading all-year long. We will spotlight simple, yet entertaining, book-related activities to do with children in the classroom, library, or at home. At the end of the webinar, you will have engaging strategies you can explore with these books in addition to our 2018 Diverse Summer Reading List.
Register for the webinar here.
Download, print, and share the 2018 Diverse Summer Reading List Grades PreK-8 here.
Follow or tag us @leeandlow to show us your summer reads!
Why diverse books? Take a look here:
- The Diversity Gap in Children’s Publishing, 2017
- Bringing Diversity to Summer Reading
- “What Does This Book Have To Do With Me?” Why Mirror and Window Books Are Important For All Readers
- Why Do We Need Diverse Books in Non-Diverse Schools?
- Checklist: 8 Steps to Creating A Diverse Book Collection
- Where Can I Find Great Diverse Children’s Books?
- 15 Ideas When Your Child Hates Reading
- How Common Core’s Book Choices Fail Children of Color
- Choosing the World Our Students Read
Katie Potter is the Literacy Specialist at LEE & LOW BOOKS. She has a Master’s of Science in Education from Bank Street College of Education in Literacy & Childhood General Education Grades 1–6 and is certified in Literacy & Childhood Education Grades 1–6 in New York State. She has worked as a children’s educational researcher, a student teacher in 1st and 5th grade classrooms, and as a first-grade literacy instructor.