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Escape into a World of Words: 19 Summer Reading Book Lists for Middle Schoolers and Tweens
These 19 summer reading book lists for middle school will have your 7th and 8th graders escaping into a world of words that will capture their imagination and (just maybe) turn them into lifelong bookworms!
Adventure Awaits: 23 Summer Reading Book Lists for Upper Elementary Students (Ages 9-12)
These 23 summer reading book lists for upper elementary kids will keep your 9- to 12-year-olds stocked with awesome literary adventures that’ll last all summer long. Perfect for 4th, 5th, and 6th graders.
How I created a FUN summer reading challenge for my kids (that’s EASY for me!)
Not crazy about your library’s summer reading challenge? Here’s how I created a custom summer reading challenge for my kids. It’s simple and fun. What more can you ask?
I Want to Read More, But There’s Just No Way…
If your kids are like mine, they have a sixth sense for when you’re relaxing and enjoying yourself. The second you sit down and take a breath, a voice calls, “Mooooooom!!!!”
Finding the time and space to read seems impossible when you’re in the thick of motherhood. Reading is a luxury you just can’t afford.
And when you do get an hour (okay, a minute) to yourself…well, let’s just say that watching Netflix or scrolling Instagram is a lot easier than reading.
Plus, you don’t even know what books you like to read anymore. You pick up the latest buzzy novel, and it’s a total bomb for you. Where have all the good books gone?
Once upon a time, you loved reading. How can you relight the spark?
Finding great books to read (and actually reading them) is hard when you don’t know where to start.
But, I have good news for you…
You can rediscover your love of books and cultivate reading habits that nourish your heart and soul, which, let’s face it, is the part of ourselves that’s often the most starved.