2015 Summer Reading

How is your 2015 Summer Reading coming along? Need a list of resources to help you find the right book for the right tween?

Take a look then at these web resources:

  1. American Library Association Resources
  2. Collaborative Summer Reading Program
  3. Encouraging Summer Reading
  4. Engaging in Summer Reading
  5. Raise a Reader
  6. Reading Is Fundamental
  7. Scholastic
  8. Summer Reading Tips for Teens- US News

Summer Reading Book Lists:

  1. Family Circle
  2. Goodreads
  3. GreatSchools.org
  4. Horn Book
  5. Huffington Post
  6. Junior Library Guild
  7. Kirkus
  8. Pragmatic Moms
  9. We Are Teachers
  10. YALSA’s Summer Reading Picks
Have a summer reading resource to share? Comment below!

Tween Summer Reading!

The Summer Reading Program begins today, May 1, at my local public library in Frederick. Students going into grades 6 and up can join the Teen Program. The theme this year is Own The Night.  Tweens and teens are encouraged to attend library programs, read, and complete various activities provided on a cool game board. By logging their Summer Reading program hours online through the library website, tweens & teens are entered into some pretty cool prize drawings- they could win a Kindle Fire, gift cards or even a Great Wolf Lodge vacation package!

If that isn’t cool enough, our library also provides summer reading lists with tons of book recommendations. I helped this year with the 6th through 8th grade book selections. We selected the top 100 books this summer for tweens (PDF version of list is found here).

Need a good summer reading book? Choose from any of these top picks listed in under 10 different categories, including Adventure, Classics, Fantasy, Graphic Novels, Historical Fiction, Mystery, Biography, Sports, Realistic and Quick Reads! At the end of the list, be sure to check out a compiled listing other library summer reading program resources. Enjoy!

Adventure / Survival


Fantasy / Science Fiction

Graphic Novels

Historical Fiction

Mystery / Thriller

Non-fiction & Biography

Quick Reads



Other Resources

See what other states are doing this year for tween summer reading and other recommended reading book lists!