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Keep Your Reading Skills Strong This Summer

 Just as you practice an activity like soccer or dancing,
you need to keep practicing reading so your skills stay strong.

If you read 20 to 30 minutes a day, you will be in awesome shape when you go back to school.

To help you, we will be picking out some great books and read alongs for you each week. If you want to keep track of what you read, print out our Summer Reading All-Star Log.

Happy Reading!

Please note: Some book links will take you to third party websites.

This Week’s Theme:
The Human Body

Kindergarten & 1st Grade

I Am Josephine (And I Am A Living Thing)

By Jan Thornhill

I Am Josephine Book Cover

Meet Josephine: a spirited and curious girl, a big sister, and a human being. She’s also a mammal, an animal, and a living thing—all identities she explores with readers in this simple informational picture book. Josephine presents her family (and herself) as examples of human beings, and then familiar creatures like her dog and her mom (and herself) as mammals. Next, she adds whales, lobsters, hummingbirds, and elephants (and herself) as examples of animals. Finally, she shares examples of living things, including moose, foxes, butterflies, flowers, and bugs… and, of course, herself!

Read the Book on TumbleBooks

Note: if you are using a mobile device and the link does not work, try logging directly into Leading Edge’s TumbleBook subscription here. Once logged in, you can link to the book here.

2nd & 3rd Grade

Too Hot? Too Cold? Keeping Body Temperature Just Right

By Caroline Arnold

Too Hot Too Cold book coverHave you ever wondered why you shiver when you’re cold, or sweat when you’re hot? It may seem natural that emperor penguins huddle together to stay warm in the Arctic, but why exactly does this prevent them from freezing? Is your dog just out of breath when he pants after running around outside, or does panting actually help him to cool down? In Too Hot? Too Cold?, Caroline Arnold, acclaimed author of nonfiction for young readers, answers these questions and more.

Watch the Video on TumbleBooks

Note: if you are using a mobile device and the link does not work, try logging directly into Leading Edge’s TumbleBook subscription here. Once logged in, you can link to the video here.

4th & 5th Grade

The Quest to Digest

By Mary K. Corcoran

Quest to Digest coverHumorous text and illustrations follow an apple’s journey through the human digestive system. Discover why mucus is so important to your body and how food particles are absorbed by the small intestine and turned into energy.

Watch the Video on TumbleBooks

Note: if you are using a mobile device and the link does not work, try logging directly into Leading Edge’s TumbleBook subscription here. Once logged in, you can link to the video here.

6th – 8th Grade

Bones Never Lie

By Elizabeth MacLeod

Bones Never Lie coverHere are seven intriguing stories about historical royal figures whose demise was suspicious, and hard scientific facts about crime-solving techniques make each event seem like an episode of CSI rather than a history lesson

Read the Book on TumbleBooks
Note: if you are using a mobile device and the link does not work, try logging directly into Leading Edge’s TumbleBook subscription here. Once logged in, you can link to the book here.

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Here you can find story books, read alongs, graphic novels and much more!