Summer Reading 2013
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Hamden Public Schools Reading Lists
Students Entering Grades 1-8:
You are not required to read any specific titles; just choose books that interest you.
- Read a minimum of two books over the summer
- Keep a list of all the book titles read over the summer
- Turn in your list of book titles to your new teacher in September
Suggested Authors, Titles, and Topics by Grade:
Visit our Teen Page for High School Summer Reading lists.
TumbleBooks is a collection of animated, talking picture books, with fiction, non-fiction and foreign language titles . You can also find Tumble Puzzles & Games that help develop reading and language skills.
Read the Books
This resource can be used by kids, parents, or teachers to discover new books, authors, series, or genres. It's a quick and easy way to find interesting books for children and young adults based on topic, grade level, or time period.
A Library Card barcode is required to access our online databases:
Topics are divided into five main headings: Geography and Culture; History; Literature; People; Science and Health. Features include tips for conducting research and writing papers, a dictionary, and a Multimedia Gallery. In addition to original source material, there are also numerous biographies, essays, and plot summaries of important literary works.
Kids InfoBits meets the research needs of students in Kindergarten through Grade 5. It features full-text, curriculum-related magazine, newspaper and reference information on current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more