Summer Reads

Research shows that students lose much of the school year’s progress if they do not read over the summer months.

YouTube Video - Summer Slide

Brevard Public Schools is challenging our students to read as many books as they can read over the summer months. As a parent you can help your children avoid the typical "summer slide" of learning loss by providing access to reading materials and encouraging them to read frequently, both on their own and with a family member.

Suggested Summer Reading Lists:
Not sure what to read next?  Or want to recommend a summer read? 
Post a highlight, teaser, video link or a link to a book trailer for your book recommendation by clicking on the beach icon associated with your grade level.
The grade level lists linked below include a wide variety of books that will appeal to the interests and maturity levels of many students.
Parents are encouraged to review book selections with their children in order to help them make appropriate choices.

    Summer Reading Opportunities:

Brevard Public Schools and United Way Partnership
Summer Reading Challenge

Florida Department of Education

Public Library  Check with your local public library for information about their summer reading incentives and special programs. 

Read to Ride! 18 and under ride SCAT free all summer with a library card!

Links to Book Lists: 



Book List for Different Age Ranges

Florida Reading Association –

Children’s Book Awards




Books for Early Adolescents

Reading is Fundamental

Read to Me International

Common Sense Media

Imagination Soup

Center for Teaching and Learning

Current Event Links:

 Time for Kids

This fun, interactive news site from TIME magazine categorizes current events articles and activities by grade level and includes games, trivia, and a homework helper.

 Weekly Reader Feature Zone

This site asks “What’s New in the World?” every week and has materials and activities for students, parents, teachers, and families

 National Geographic Kids News

Kids News highlights news, features, and science articles on subjects of interest to kids. Sites for teachers and parents include lesson plans and teaching materials.


A site run by the Washington Post for kids.


 Scholastic News

An interactive news site from Scholastic featuring current events articles, videos, and activities.

 Student Connections:

A site run by the New York Times for kids.


 Yahooligans News:

A site supported byYahoo with top news stories for kids.

Links to Online Resources:

United Way –

Feed and Read


Just Read, Florida –

Parent Resources

Just Read, Florida –

Ideas for Summer Learning

Brevard County Libraries –

Library Card Information

Brevard County Libraries –

26 Reasons to Read


Brevard County Libraries –


Brevard County Libraries –


Screen Actors Guild

Audio Books

PBS Kids

Read to Me International

Reading Rockets

Read Write Think -

Parents and Afterschool Resources

Top Ten Reading Websites for Kids!

Florida Students 

Educational Resources for Learning

Brevard Public Schools -

Online Resources for Students


National Award Lists

Literature based instruction can easily be correlated with National Book Awards. Here are some recommended sites for award winning books:

American Library Association Book and Media Awards

Caldecott Award

Coretta Scott King Award

Newbery Award

Check out these Free Apps:

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