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Summer Reading List 

Studies show that students who don't read over the summer will regress in their reading skills.  This is called the "summer slide" and is one experience that we want to avoid.  We have listed some information about reading suggestions and ideas for you.  Please note that these are only suggestions.  Have a fantastic summer and KEEP READING!!!

Mill Creek Administration and Faculty


Getting started:

•1.    Visit your public library and encourage your child to choose his own reading materials.

•2.   Share books that you loved as a kid with your own child.

•3.   Start a family book club and read books together.

•4.   When cooking, have your child read the recipe to you.

•5.   While planning your vacation, let your child read about the area you will visit.

•6.   Share newspaper stories that each of you find interesting.

•7.   Let your child search for names in the phone book when making phone calls.

•8.   Choose a fun magazine to read.

•9.   Read a fun book then watch the movie.  Talk about the similarities and differences between the two.

10. Choose a specific topic to learn about and find books on that topic.


Suggested Reading:

•·       Poetry in all varieties (all ages and reading levels)

•·       Nursery Rhymes (all ages and reading levels)

•·       Picture Books (lavish illustrations and memorable characters make these appropriate for a wide range of readers):

•§  Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

•§  Amazing Grace

•§  Anansi

•§  Animalia

•§  Annie and the Wild Animals

•§  Chicken Sunday

•§  Dog Breath:  The Horrible Trouble with Hally Tosis

•§  Goodnight Moon

•§  Harold and the Purple Crayon

•§  If you Give a Mouse a Cookie

•§  Is Your Mama a Llama?

•§  Lilly's Purple Purse

•§  Lon Po Po

•§  Madeline

•§  Make Way for Ducklings

•§  Miss Rumphius

•§  Princess Prunella and the Purple Peanut

•§  Stellaluna

•§  Strega Nona

•§  The Giving Tree

•§  The Great Kapok Tree

•§  The Keeping Quilt

•§  The Man Who Walked Between the Towers

•§  The Rainbow Fish

•§  The Runaway Bunny

•§  The Snowy Day

•§  The Story of Ferdinand

•§  The Very Hungry Caterpillar

•§  There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly

•§  Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears:  A West African



•·       Chapter books:


•o  A Little Princess

•o  A Single Shard

•o  A Wrinkle in Time

•o  Anne of Green Gables

•o  Boxcar Children series

•o  Bridge to Terabithia

•o  Cam Jansen series

•o  Catherine Called Birdy

•o  Flat Stanley

•o  Julie of the Wolves

•o  Junie B. Jones series

•o  Little House on the Prairie series

•o  Misty of Chincoteague

•o  Mr. Popper's Penguins

•o  Mrs. Piggle Wiggle

•o  My Side of the Mountain

•o  Sarah, Plain and Tall

•o  Sounder

•o  Stuart Little

•o  The Secret Garden

•o  The Summer of the Swans

•o  The Witch of Blackbird Pond


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