2014 Summer Reading Web Sites for Elementary and Middle School Students

*Updated 4/14 Offices of Advanced Academics and Media Services

Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Book Awards


Newberry Medal and Honor Books, 1922 – Present


Caldecott Medal and Honor Books, 1938 - Present


Peggy Sharp’s Picks (Broken down by grade levels)


Screen Actors Guild members reading children’s books aloud (accompanying activities)


Coretta Scott King Book Awards


The award is given annually to an African American author and an African American illustrator

The World of Brian P. Cleary Excellent site for parts of speech, poetry, math, word games, etc.

http://www.brianpcleary.com/ (copy link directly into your browser)

Multicultural Children’s Literature


The Reading Corner

http://thereadingcorner.org/ An annotated list of “good books to read” for readers in grades 2-8

Teachervision.com: Summer Reading Lists

http://www.teachervision.fen.com/ List of book titles and story descriptions, including printable reading activities

International Reading Association

http://www.reading.org/resources/tools/choices.html “Choice” lists of books for children

Carol Hurst’s Children’s Literature


Click on “All Reviewed Children’s Books” -- children’s books arranged by title, author and grade level

Reading is Fundamental/Reading Planet for Kids


Scholastic: http://www.scholastic.com/summerreading

Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/summerreading Children earn a free book after reading eight!

Reading Rockets: www.readingrockets.org

Public Service TV: www.pbskids.org

Stories-It: www.storyit.com

FCPS The Magic Wall

Students in 5th and 8th grade will “age up” to the MS and HS Wall around July 1st 2013

Elementary Magic Wall: http://fcpses.axis360.baker-taylor.com/

Middle Magic Wall: http://fcpsms.axis360.baker-taylor.com/

High Magic Wall: http://fcpshs.axis360.baker-taylor.com/

Instructions for downloading to The Magic Wall: http://education.fcps.org/librarymedia/

Frederick County Public Libraries:


Carroll County Public Library


NoveList K-8: login to public library site with with your card # and look up favorite books and find lots of "read alikes" or other similar series. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,cpid&custid=s9108278&profile=novpk8