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Cambridge Public Schools are supporting Cambridge Public Library’s summer reading programs: grades JK-4, "Fizz, Boom, Read!" and grades 5-8, “us, reading.” Students will receive materials from school to take home regarding this program. Check out the suggested K-8 reading list that supports this STEM-themed summer reading program >>

Cambridge Public Library book lists for children
Cambridge Public Library
Enhance Cambridge Public Library Summer Reading with Teachingbooks.net
Massachusetts Children's Book Award 2015 List

Resources for Grades K-5

Grades K-5 Summer Reading Expectations: English | Spanish
Summer Reading Log

For Baldwin: Summer Reading Letter | Summer Reading Log
For Dr. MLK: Summer Reading Letter | Summer Reading Log (paper) | Summer Reading Log (online)
For Graham & Parks: Summer Reading Goal Tracker
For Haggerty: Summer Reading Letter (whole school) | Summer Reading Letter (Gr. 1) | Summer Reading Log
For Kennedy-Longfellow: Summer Reading Letter | Summer Reading Log | Electronic Resources
For Peabody: Summer Reading Letter | Summer Reading Log (online) | Summer Reading Log (paper)
For Tobin Montessori: Lower Elementary Summer Reading Log | Upper Elementary Summer Reading Log

Resources for Grades 6-8

Grades 6-8 Summer Reading Expectations: English | Spanish
Summer Reading Log

For Amigos (gr. 6-8 only):
Summer Reading Expectations & Log (English & Spanish)
For Cambridge Street Upper School: Expectations | Summer Reading Log
For Vassal Lane Upper School:
Letter to Families | Expectations | Summer Reading Log | Summer Reading List

Resources for Grades 9-12

Grades 9-12 2014 CRLS Summer Reading Brochure
Grade 9 The Contender Guided Reading Questions: DOC | PDF)
The Contender Double-Entry Journal & Directions: DOC | PDF
Grade 10 The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven Graphic Organizer Chart DOC | PDF
Grade 11 The Namesake Socratic Seminar Questions
Grade 12 The Kite Runner Assessment Questions: DOC | PDF
The Kite Runner
Historical/Cultural Context
AP
AP English Literature Summer Reading List | AP English Language Summer Reading List | AP Literature Creative Assignment

Family and Book Friendly Links

International Children’s Library
Read ebooks for 3-13 year olds in more than 70 languages!

Juvenile Series and Sequels
Can’t remember what book comes next in a series or how many books in a series? This database can help.

Massachusetts Book Awards: Must-Read Books 2014

Storyline Online
Hear members of the Screen Actors Guild read aloud from classic children’s books.

Create your Own
Myths and Legends
Create your own myth or legend  by writing one, recording audio or creating a video. Also read classic versions of British myths and legends.

StoryBird
“Storybirds are short, art-inspired stories you make to share, read, and print.”

Additional Resources

American Library Association Award Winners

Association of Library Service to Children's Summer Reading Lists
(Division of American Library Association)

Guys Read

Horn Book Summer Reading List

Massachusetts K-12 Schools Summer Reading Lists, created and maintained by Ethel Downey, Newton South High School

Reading Rockets: The Big Read

Reading Rockets: Books by Theme

Read Kiddo Read

Summer Reading Lists Around the Web