This year’s Summer Reading at the Library is simple. We want everyone—especially kids and teens—to read five books.
Reading can be a fun way to pass the time. It’s also a great way to learn new things. And reading (at least) five books over the summer helps students to build and maintain their skills.
Once you’ve committed to reading five, the next question is, what five? Some folks like to read facts (like history, biography and how-to books), others prefer fiction (mystery, fantasy, sci-fi anyone?).
Some readers love to read books with pictures, like graphic novels and other illustrated books. (Did you know there are even wordless books? And yes, reading them counts too.) Others don’t want to be distracted by images.
Here’s one kind of silly way to pick your five books: find books with “five” in the title, like the books below. Or look up books that feature your favorite number and see what you find.
Happy Summer Reading!
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When the kids in Room 5 write to Earth asking what they can do to help save our planet, they are delighted to get a letter back.
This pre-Columbian creation myth tells the story of Quetzalcoatl, one of the most important deities in ancient Mesoamerica, and his quest to create humankind.
With chunky sliders to push and pull, readers can join in this children’s song about a family of ducks – and even hearing the song being performed by using a QR Code!
Animals present hand slapping skills to readers, just in time for the annual high five contest.
A little girl and her cat make an escalating mess while respectively trying to follow and resist the cat-bathing instructions of a bossy narrator.
A five-year-old girl who is brave and strong faces night noises, too much light, and spooky shadows– all without calling her parents– before finally feeling sleepy.
Who’s that singing on the savanna? It’s the top-five ugly animals in Africa! The wildebeest, warthog, vulture, hyena and marabou stork swagger proudly across the savanna, rejoicing in their ugliness and delighting their babies, who think they’re perfect just the way they are.