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Buckle up for summer reading: Bookshare

Bookshare offers special summer reading lists for hours of enjoyment.

This blog originally appeared on Bookshare and has been reposted on Paths to Technology with permission.

The lazy days of summer are just around the corner, but before students trade backpacks and lunch boxes for swim suits and flip flops, make sure they have plenty of books to keep them reading throughout the summer.

Summer road trip reading lists are here  Cover of the book, The Danger Box by Blue Ballet

The Bookshare team has hand-picked books for three special collections so members can take a virtual voyage across the United States with Road Trip Reading Lists. Each collection has 102 titles containing two books for each state, plus Washington D.C., so you can read your way across the U.S. of A.

You can use the category filter to browse the collections by state. You can also subscribe to an entire list and access all of the books from your own Reading List.

And for young readers ages 5-10, Summer Fun for Young Readers features 20 books with gems like Steam Train, Dream Train and The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes.

Summer reading checklist for teachers Cover of the book, Skink No Surrender by Carl Hiaasen

Follow these steps to make sure your students can continue to use Bookshare on their own and build reading skills over the summer.

Tips to encourage summer reading cover of the book, Steam Train Dream Train

Students who have reading barriers often need extra encouragement to read. Here are some suggestions on ways to incorporate reading into everyday schedules:

Share your favorite books

Tell us about your favorite books on X (formerly Twitter) or Facebook. Which states did you visit on your virtual road trip? Which books do you recommend and why?

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