Summer Reading: Book Lists and Tips for Every Age

23 Jun

oyAsslVDPenguin Random House is on point right now, promoting audiobooks at the gym and partnering to create Brightly – a resources for families to encourage and engage lifelong readers.  And what I appreciate so much about Brightly is that recommendations are not only books published by Penguin Random House, but by all publishers for everyone from babies to adults.

You’ve got to check out their Summer Reading area with book recommendations for the whole family this summer.  Studies show that parents that make reading a priority in their own lives, are more likely to have kids that want to read.  So as an adult, there’s always another time to mop the floor (maybe not to make dinner), but take a few minutes each day to read something for yourself and try and make it at a time that your kids will see you!

Check out the fun list of read alouds for Pre-K kids (ages 3 – 5) which also includes activities and extension activities to encourage reading.  Brightly even has a complete fun pack for preschoolers that families can download and explore all summer long!

Growing readers has their own list (ages 6 – 8) which doesn’t include just one summer reading list, but a few different lists including an audiobook list, perfect for those long summer car trips.

The Tween page has activities like Madlibs (using different parts of speech to create fun stories), booklists and ways to prevent summer slide in children ages 9 – 12.

Teens can be difficult to find books for – they tend to have little free time and can be very picky about what they want to read.  Brightly has some great suggestions for readers of all kinds this summer and some ideas on increasing writing skills this summer.

And Brightly didn’t forget the adults this summer – check out there multiple reading lists for adults.  Although the lists, I feel, tend to lean toward more female-interest, there are still some great suggestions for dads too!



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