Summer Reading

Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.

~ Joseph Addison  ~

Here are some great links for summer reading ideas, lists and more!

Holy Rosary Summer Reading Challenge

Here is our challenge to each student, parent, teacher, and staff member at Holy Rosary School: make reading a part of your daily schedule this summer by reading for at least 20 minutes each day of summer vacation! Use this calendar to keep track of your reading time by coloring in each day you read. You may have up to 10 free (blank) reading days.  Return the completed calendar by Friday, September 4th and you will receive your invitation to our “Summer Reading Challenge Pancake Breakfast”. Challenge calendar will be sent home in students’ report card envelopes.  More information and resources for summer reading can be found on our Library web page.


Reading on Epic! can help prevent summer slide and allow your children to stretch their imaginations this summer.


More Reading Ideas and Supports:

Books to educate children and teens about race

Scholastic Summer Reading Program

Favorite Books for 4th Graders

Seattle Public Library

Book Adventure: Create book lists, take quizzes on books and more:

Reading comprehension:

4th grade level  

5th grade level

Vocabulary building activities

Books Should be Free (formally Audio Owl) makes the world’s public domain audio books available for browsing in a visual and easily searchable way. You can search for a specific title, or use the genre list to visually scan through hundreds of titles. Books may be previewed directly on the site, or you may download them directly into iTunes, or as zipped mp3 files. The downloads are broken into chapters.