Give Me Summer! Give Me Books!


Here at BookPeople, we believe that there is nothing better to do on a lazy summer day than to dig into a great book. And that’s why our summer motto is Carpe Librum! We say: Seize the summer, and seize the book!

In this spirit, we’re happy to once again offer a free summer reading program for all our young readers going into grades K-8.

How to get started: Come to BookPeople to pick up a summer reading bookmark for your age level. You are going to want to hang on to this because it’s also your reading tracking form that you’re going to use all summer and turn back in to us before school starts.

What you get to read: We have put together a great list of 6 recommended paperbacks per age group. You get to choose at least three of these recommended books and up to three books of your own choosing –for a total of 6 great books– to read over the summer. Check out the lists below to see the choices for your age group.


Grades K-2: 

My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish by Mo O’Hara

Catwings by Ursula K. LeGuin

Rickshaw Girl by Mitali Perkins

Don’t Throw It to Mo! by David A. Adler

Ling & Ting: Not Exactly the Same! by Grace Lin

The BFG by Roald Dahl


Grades 3-5:

 Secret Coders by Gene Luen Yang

Dealing With Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede

The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher by Dana Alison Levy

The Great Greene Heist by Varian Johnson

The Map to Everywhere by Carrie Ryan and John Parke Davis

Revenge of the Flower Girls by Jennifer Ziegler


Grades 6-8: 

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani

The Running Dream by Wendelin von Draanen

Peak by Roland Smith

Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

Airborn by Kenneth Oppel

Check out the lists above and bring in your completed bookmarks in to receive a special reward and your reading star!

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