Summer Reading

Summer reading at Applewild is a blend of free choice, guided selections, and a few assignments to keep every student's brain engaged.

Grades 3-5

Grades 6-8

In a summer reading rut? Re-energize with some of these resources below!

Super fun listening for the whole family!

"Tumble is a science podcast for kids, to be enjoyed by the entire family. We tell stories about science discoveries, with the help of scientists! Join Lindsay and Marshall as they ask questions, share mysteries, and share what science is all about."

Book Club for Kids

Each of these podcasts includes a facilitated book discussion with middle school students. They last about 20 minutes - perfect for getting a conversation going on a long car ride. Popular AW titles with podcasts: The Honest Truth, The Girl Who Drank the Moon, and Maniac Magee.

The summer reading theme for Massachusetts Public Library programs is A Universe of Stories. There are also some hints that the Boston Bruins will be adding some exciting support to the summer reading program.

Take advantage of your local public libraries for events, encouragement and expertise.

The But Why? podcast, hosted by Vermont Public Radio, answers questions posed by kids (you can even submit your own). The last couple of questions were: "How do Mussels Get their Shells", "Why am I Afraid of the Dark", and "Why is Sugar Bad for You".

Supported by the Cincinatti Public Radio, kids can listen to weekly podcasts about famous artists, compose their own music, play games, and more.

Don't forget to add interest to your summer reading with some great audiobooks from Tales2go. Need your student's login? Email Mrs. Wong.