Are Your Students Reading? Win a Sunny Summer Selection of Books to Share and Love

Did you send home a summer reading list? Or did you just gently remind students of the importance of reading? Now’s the perfect time to share some great reading resources with students’ families. A fresh infusion of free and fun options might be just what the teacher ordered.

Submit a comment to this blog to let us know one book that you hope your students read this summer. One lucky teacher will be randomly selected to win a sunny selection of refreshing new books: The Little Ice Cream Truck (Henry Holt), What the Ladybug Heard Next (Henry Holt), and Can We Go to the Sea? (Starberry Books). Send your comment by 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, July 25, to have a chance to win.


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Kids love animals. What could be better than free books with heartwarming animal stories? The American Humane Association and Chicken Soup for the Soul have three new e-books ready for you to download at or Let parents know!




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At our house the books stacked up on the “currently reading” pile include lots of titles from the Who Was? series, the Percy Jackson series, the Calpurnia Tate books, Book Scavenger #3, the Goddess Girls, and a few Nancy Drew books for good measure. Our library cards are getting a workout!


PS: Diane’s First Friday giveaway is going on now, click here to get in on the fun!

20 thoughts on “Are Your Students Reading? Win a Sunny Summer Selection of Books to Share and Love

  1. I hope my students will read – The Hundred Dresses. By Eleanor Estes.
    It’s a book about compassion and caring.

  2. I would love for my students to read anything, although I came across the book, Wordy Birdy by Tammi Sauer. Would love for them to read this book!!

  3. I would love to read “What the ladybug heard”….we have been bug hunting and I am Ladybug Childcare after all…lol

  4. I hope my students read at least one book they’ve already read and at least one book that’s new to them. Equal parts comfort and adventure.

  5. I agree with everyone. I hope my students will read and read more like I am doing this summer but now that they are mostly independent readers, Junie B. Jones which they love to hear read aloud would be my choice.

  6. Many of my students do not have books at home so I always send them off with a couple that I have purchased for them. My hope is that they will read those and share them with other family members.

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