SUMMER READING

tbl.gifTumbleBooks is a collection of animated talking picture books, TumblePuzzles, and TumbleQuizzes. This is a subscription service Harold Martin Library provides for our students, parents, and teachers. If you are asked for a username and password, please email Michelle Marino, school librarian, at mmarino@hopkintonschools.org and I will email it to you (please include your child's name in the email).

NEW! StarWalk Kids Media free eBooks for the month of July!

FollettShelf - Harold Martin
Harold Martin students can log in to FollettShelf using the same username and password they use in our computer lab. If they have forgotten their username and password, please email Michelle Marino, school librarian, at mmarino@hopkintonschools.org and I will email it to you (please include your child's name in the email).

FollettShelf - Maple Street
Maple Street students can log in to FollettShelf using the same username and password they use in our computer lab. If they have forgotten their username and password, please email Michelle Marino, school librarian, at mmarino@hopkintonschools.org and I will email it to you (please include your child's name in the email).

ONLINE READING MATERIAL
International Children's Digital Library - Has classics and stories from many lands

KOL Jr. Stories - Online Picture Books Read Aloud

Leading to Reading - Reading is Fundamental - Books read aloud for Preschoolers

Mrs. P's Magic Library - Mrs. P. (TV star Kathy Kinney) reads classic stories aloud; site also includes some fun activities, spelling games, contests, etc.

Pioneer Valley Books - Resources for Early Literacy
This site offers books for sale, but you can also read books online by clicking on a title, look below the cover of the book, and click Read Online. I would recommend helping younger children with the use of this site.

StarFall - Has different levels: ABCs Lets get ready to read; Learn to Read; It's Fun to Read; and I'm Reading. I like thisFiction and Nonfiction page.

Storyline Online - an online streaming video program with members of the Screen Actors Guild reading aloud.

Storyplace - Elementary and Preschool animated stories and activities from the Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County in North Carolina

DOWNLOAD FREE eBOOKS


FollettShelf - Harold Martin

FollettShelf - Maple Street

Children's Library: Free Books : Free Texts : Download & Streaming different formats for all kinds of eReaders

Free Kindle Books for KIds - this homeschooling blogger has assembled a list of children's books that can be downloaded for free

Ten Free E-book Sites for iPad - Plus great site for finding good APPs

READING LISTS

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101 Books That Hook KIds on Reading - Online Universities; "What does it take to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning? While each person is different, reading great books whose characters, stories and lessons stick with you throughout life doesn't hurt. Here are some great children's classics that will hook your kids, and maybe even you, on reading for a lifetime.

HAISLN 2013 Recommended Reading Lists - Houston Area Independent Schools Library Summer Reading for Preschool - Grade 12

ReadKiddoRead - James Patterson's website "dedicated to making kids readers for life"

Parkway Summer Reading List - Parkway Elementary School's reading List for "Before entering Kindergarten" through Sixth Grade

Pittsburgh Public Schools Summer Reading Lists - Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Scholastic 2013 Summer Challenge Booklist - for ages 3-5 ;for 5-7; for ages 8 and up

LITERACY GAMES
CryptoKids - Future Codemakers and Codebreakers - develop math, logic and linguistic skills by breaking codes

Cyberkidzgames - Games for ages 4 -11 to practice Math, ABCs, Geography, Creativity (includes drawing program similar to Kidpix and musical practice)

50 Summer Sites for Kids and Teachers - Tech :-) Happy Blog

LiteracyCenter.Net - Upper and lower case letters; Shapes; Writing; Words; Numbers; Colors; Keyboard

Stories and Reading Activities/Reading Activity Calendar - PBS Raising Readers

Thinkfinity- Summer Learning Explorations

TIPS FOR PARENTS
Family Fun Learning - Parent resources and information; and links to sites for Early Elementary (K-2); Upper Elementary (3-5); Middle School (6-8)

Summer Reading Resources - In 2010, Lisa Thumann compiled a list of Reading Incentive Programs offered by various companies that offer students various incentives (free books, money, etc.) for reading over the summer. I believe the Barnes & Noble, Scholastic, and TDS bank ones are still being offered. [We think reading is its own reward, but sometimes those little extras can add some fun and motivation for the reluctant reader].

What Can Families Do to Keep Children Reading During the Summer? The Children's Book Review Blog offers tip from Reading Is Fundamental

10 Weeks of Summer Reading Adventures for You and Your Kids - Reading Rockets

SUMMER READING PROGRAM
Hopkinton Town Library - Call Leigh Maynard, Children's Librarian for details: 746-3363