It’s summertime! The air is warm and the sun is bright, and students and teachers alike are excited to enjoy all the excitement of summer. Whether your family is heading off on family vacations or enjoying the summer from home, you may be wondering how to keep your child busy while also staying on track academically through the long break from school. Reading is one important way to continue the growth that students have achieved throughout the year. We recommend integrating reading into your child’s summer routine, whether it’s from a towel on the beach or from the couch before bedtime.
The below lists include age-appropriate book recommendations from the librarians at Portsmouth Christian Academy. There is something for every reader in the lists, so take a look and head to your local library to pick up some engaging summer reading with your child!
Note: Different books are appropriate for and appeal to different ages, reading levels, personalities and parents’ preferences. As always, please use your discretion in helping your child choose what to read.
Ranked “#1 Private K-12 School in New Hampshire” by Niche 2019 Best Schools, Portsmouth Christian Academy has been inspiring students on the seacoast to maximize their potential for forty years. PCA provides a nurturing educational environment that emphasizes Christ-centered community, outstanding academics, differentiated learning, and exceptional character. Located just minutes northwest of Portsmouth, NH on a fifty-acre riverfront campus, PCA is a dually accredited, independent, college-preparatory day school where young people from preschool to Grade 12 are challenged to thrive academically and grow as servant-leaders prepared to impact the world for good. For more information, visit pcaschool.org.
Enjoy Summer and READ!
Reading during the summer vacation isn’t just a nice thing to do on a hot day or a rainy day – it’s an important part of maintaining the reading skills students have worked so hard to achieve during the previous school year. The reading lists below contain a wide variety of suggestions, as well as curriculum-related ideas for outings.