Summer reading is one way to help students develop their literacy skills, broaden their interests, and extend their background knowledge. During the summer all students are expected to choose and read books that interest and challenge them. Students and parents may use the resources listed in the Recommended Reading section below to select books that are diverse in terms of challenge, ethnicity and culture, topics, classic and contemporary time periods, and genres. There is something here for everybody.
Many middle and high schools have developed specific requirements for summer reading to support their instructional programs. Please contact your school with questions or comments.
Lists of recommended books for prekindergarten through grade 12 compiled by Montgomery County Public Schools and Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL).
Check with your middle or high school for required reading for grade 6 though 12.
This is also a good opportunity to get re-acquainted with the services available at your local Montgomery County Public Libraries branch. Your library card and account allow you to access many services online. If you don't have a library card, here are easy instructions for how to get one.
The following are reading lists with recommended titles for grades K-12.