Summer Reading Lists for Students

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Summer is a wonderful time for students to spend extra time reading and for parents to supplement the reading lists given to their children by schools. Need a little jumpstart? We’ve gathered five large reading lists to inspire your library visit.

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Your turn! What are some books that you would suggest for your child’s summer reading?

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