2022 Summer Reading Lists

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Summer is almost here and with lots of fun in the sun to be had, the excitement is ramping up!! We try to avoid summer reading loss, so we need to find ways to get in some reading over the summer with the 2022 summer reading lists!

We’ve listed all of the Sunshine State Book lists from Kindergarten to teens and a few fun, local summer reading programs! Don’t forget that audio books are great for those summer road trips too!

Sunshine State Young Readers K-2 Reading List

Sunshine State Young Readers 3-5 Reading List

Sunshine State Young Readers 6-8 Reading List

Florida Teens Reading List

OCPS Superintendent’s Summer Reading Challenge, Oceans of Possibilities

“Oceans of Possibilities” is the theme of Orange County Public Schools’ motivational summer reading challenge. The purpose of the challenge is to motivate children to read for pleasure and to ensure that students maintain their reading skills over summer vacation.

OCPS encourages families to browse the reading lists, interactive literacy websites, e-books, parent resources, and literacy events in our community. Students may also access the OCPS’s Summer Reading Challenge via LaunchPad. This challenge encourages students to read and log their minutes electronically using the Beanstack application.

Here are a few easy ways to include reading as part of your every day during the summer, even when you are on the go! The Sora app provides students and teachers with access to eBooks and audiobooks and includes over 100 titles in Spanish. The Sora app is available for free on iTunes and the app store. You can also find it in the Library Research Tools folder on LaunchPad. In addition, Sora links with the OCLS and the VLC, to give students and teachers access to thousands of OCLS titles. Holds for popular titles can be made through the Sora app (Spanish Version).

The content classification of the titles in SORA is set by publishers. Content access levels are set to allow the following:

🍎 K-6 Students: Juvenile literature titles

🍎 7-9 Students: Young Adult titles

🍎 10-12 Students: Young Adult and Adult titles

Orange County Library System Summer Reading Program 2022

    • from June 4 – July 23

Get ready to dive into Orange County Library System’s annual Summer Reading Program, Oceans of Possibilities: An exploration of new depths, seven seas, and infinite stories. This year we’re bringing you greater flexibility. Programs, classes and events will be offered both in-person and online. Everyone can make a splash and enjoy all the library has to offer this summer.

Here’s what to do:

  • Find great books to read on our Summer Book lists for Early Learners, Kids and Teens.
  • Read at least 20 minutes every day.
  • Sign up for Beanstack and log your minutes online, or use the paper reading tracker. 
  • Pick up a take-home craft at your library branch.
  • View the online calendar to register to upcoming programs and events.

You’ll need a library card to register for virtual events and to be eligible to win prizes. Sign up for your Orange County Library card today.

SCPS Let’s Read, Seminole Bookmobile Schedule

Available June 22 (check back for more information)

Let’s Read, Seminole is a program that encourages students to continue reading during the summer months and delivers books throughout Seminole County on the Bookmobile.

Students may participate in this program even if they are unable to visit the Big Red Bus.

To participate:

  1. visit the Bookmobile
  2. SCPS OverDrive, or a local library to select your next reading adventure!

As you read, remember to add each book to the reading log.

At the end of the summer, turn in the reading log(s) to your school or submit an online district reading log for a chance to win a District prize!

Sign up for your Seminole County Library card today!

Scholastic Summer Reading Project

From Monday, April 26 to Friday, September 3 kids can participate in the Scholastic Summer Reading Program where they will be encouraged to read, celebrate their achievements and help increase access to books for their peers.

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Reading together as a family helps prevent summer learning loss and encourages strong communication & bonding. Check out  6 Tips for Successful Family Reading and 6 Tips for Teaching Phonics at Home.

What will your kids/family be reading or listening to this summer? Tell us in the comments!

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