AGI Summer Reading

We encourage all students to read, read, read this summer!

Each student is encouraged to read a minimum of 4-6 books this summer.

The purpose of our summer reading program is to develop a lifetime reading habit, encourage reading for pleasure, help prevent "summer slide" (loss of skills over the summer), and familiarize students with topics or authors they may encounter in the future.

Research shows that reading 4-6 books in the summer helps students' maintain and accelerate their growth.

For more information......

Letter about Summer Reading (English)

Letter about Summer Reading (Spanish) 


Explore opportunities through the Chester County Library System!/uploaded/Schools/Elementary_School/Summer_reading_PLE/Summer_Reading_Journal.pdf

Participate in a summer reading program through Track your reading online or through the app to chart progress and earn prizes. There will be on-line activities, games, and puzzles to explore. Check out their new e-books and e-audiobooks- all available through Overdrive or the Libby app.


Participate in Barnes and Noble's Summer Reading Program!

Read books, complete their journal, and take the journal to a store to earn a free book!

Letter about summer reading program

Summer Reading Journal

FInd out more on the Barnes and Noble website!


Looking for a great book? Check out these suggestions! 

Ask our school librarian! Fill out this form for ebook recommendations.

Read Brightly Book List by Age 

A collection of recent titles by age and available sellers as a resource for building your home library.

Reading Rockets - Summer Reading Booklists
This list can be a springboard for helping your kids choose books on topics that pique their curiosity — that's what really motivates children to want to read!

Recommended Reading: ALA's LibGuide
A collection of book lists drawn from the American Library Association's award winning books, book lists, and resources.

International Literacy Association Choice Book Lists

Children’s, Teacher and Young Adult Choice Book Lists from 2018-2020.

Scholastic Book Wizard

A resource that allows parents and children to search for books by guided reading level, genre, grade or subject.

CCIU Reading Olympics Book List - Elementary (Upcoming 4th and 5th graders) 

CCIU Reading Olympics Book List - Middle School (Upcoming 6th graders)


Students entering grades 4, 5 and 6 can join an AGI Reading Olympics team!

Chester County Reading Olympics is a countywide reading event that encourages students to increase the quality and quantity of books they read for enjoyment. The Reading Olympics Program is based upon the belief that good reading habits form the foundation for a productive and successful life. In addition to helping students develop a habit of daily reading for pleasure, the Chester County Reading Olympics provides students with the opportunity to have interactive discussions with their peers on the content of the books. Students can sign up to participate in the fall of 2020 but can use the summer to start reading! Students who will be in Grades 4 and 5 will read from the Elementary School Booklist and Students in Grade 6 will read from the Middle School Booklist. Updated lists for the 2021 Reading Olympics event will be updated over the summer and can be found on the CCIU Reading Olympics website.