Summer Reading

Like our bodies, our brains need daily exercise. Keep your brain fast and sharp by reading at least 15 minutes every day this summer!

Read every day for at least 15 minutes. Most of these are books are notable and award winning from the past year. These books are NOT required. Do NOT feel obliged to read every book on the list. Pick and choose from the list based on your personal interests. And, please, read books that are not on the list, too. When you come back to school, tell us which books you loved reading this summer.

Read the book. Then watch the film or television adaptation and compare! You can even borrow DVD's and Blu-Ray Discs from the San Antonio Public Library.

San Antonio Summer Reading Programs

  • Barnes & Noble Summer Reading
    • 1. Read any 8 books this summer and record them in your Summer Reading Journal . . . Tell us which part of the book is your favorite, and why.
    • 2. Bring your completed journal to a Barnes & Noble store between May 15th and September 3rd, 2018.
    • 3. Choose your FREE reading adventure from the BOOK list featured on the back of the journal.
  • Half Price Books Summer Reads
    • 1. Read 300 MINUTES in JUNE and JULY. Keep track of your minutes each day by filling in a reading log (form in the link), and having an adult initial your weekly minutes.
    • 2. Turn in your reading log forms to your local HPB Store by AUGUST 29, 2019.
    • 3. Win BOOKWORM BUCKS (GIFT CARD) to buy books at HPB.
  • S.A.P.L. Summer Reading
    • Read to earn a free PAPERBACK BOOK.
    • (See details in link.)
  • Scholastic Summer Challenge
  • The Twig Summer Reading
    • For every 10 BOOKS that you read, you earn special "goodies and a chance to win a $10 TWIG gift certificate drawn weekly".
    • (See link or contact store for details.)
  • Menchie's Sweet Reading Rewards
    • 1. Stop by Menchie's in the shops at Lincoln Heights to pick up a READING LOG. (Tell them you're a student at Cambridge Elementary.)
    • 2. Read 10 BOOKS and earn a free 6 ounce FROZEN YOGURT.
  • HEB
    • Read 10 books and fill out the reading form to earn cool prizes! You can get a reading log at HEB or by clicking here.
  • EZ's Restaurant
    • Earn food and other prizes! Pick up a reading log at any EZ's locations.

E-books & Digital Audiobooks

Not enough room to pack a bunch of books in your suitcase or backpack for vacation? Read e-books! Going on a family road trip? Listen to digital audiobooks during the ride.

  • Cambridge Library e-books
    • E-books and digital audiobooks in the Cambridge Library are accessible from the same catalog (known as "Destiny Discover") as our print books and other resources. Use your student ID number (lunch # or i-Station #) to log-in and check-out e-books and audiobooks.
        • Username: Student id # (Just numbers. No letters.)
        • Password: Student id # (Just numbers. No letters.)
    • Destiny Discover App
        • If you prefer downloading e-books and audiobooks to continue reading or listening on your device when you don’t have wi-fi or data connection, try the Destiny Discover App to access our digital collection.
  • San Antonio Public Library
    • If you have a public library card you can search for books online and pick them up at your nearest branch. SAPL also offers a variety of e-books.
  • Bexar County Bibliotech
    • The Bibliotech offers a variety of digital resources including e-books. You need a parent to sign you up for a Bibliotech account in order to access these resources