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Recommended for rising 6th graders

Recommended for Rising 6th Graders

2017 Summer Reading Program

NCS Summer Reading Program

All current NCS students who will be returning to NCS in August can check up to 15 books for Summer Reading. Students and their parents/legal guardians need to fill out and sign the Summer Checkout Form, and after returning it, the student can check his/her books out. 


Natomas Charter School Summer Reading programs:

Leading Edge: rising 6th graders, rising 7th graders, rising 8th graders

PFAA: rising 6th graders


As you select books to read, remember the 2017 We The People reading list, which focuses on books written or illustrated by, or focusing on characters that comes from diverse populations (Native Americans, People of Color, people from the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities). 

Other Summer Reading Programs

1- Information about the Sacramento Public Library Summer reading program can be found here. On that page, find the game sheet for your age group, print it and keep track of the books you read and the activities you do between now and August 31st! The more you read, the more chances you will get to receive a grand prize!


2- You can find the Scholastic Summer Reading Program here


3- Kids age 6-12 can earn a free book with the Barnes & Noble summer reading program! All details can be found here; and the forms are available in English and Spanish versions. You have until September 6th to complete the form and turn it in at your local Barnes & Noble store to get your free book!


4- Do you prefer audiobooks! Check the Sync audiobook program, which offers two audiobooks every week this summer! You can ask to get weekly reminders through email or text, too. Please note that the books are geared for teens. 


5- Parents, would you like ideas of new books to read to your 0-13 year-old children? Check out the Association for Library Service to Children's Summer Reading Lists!


6- The Pizza Hut Book It! reading program is back! Details here


7- Christian families can participate in the LifeWay summer reading program


8- Do you want to have ebooks on your devices, to keep your little ones busy while traveling? Get 50 ebooks for free through RIF! You can also download the Epic! app, and get the first month free; Epic! offers books for kids 0-12. 


9- If you like Half-Price Books, you can read to receive $5 HPB Bookworm Bucks! See details here!


10- Finally (and not limited to Summer), get your youngest sibling/child on the right path with the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program (supported by the libraries in Sacramento, Elk Grove, Davis, Woodland, etc!). You can also see a list of 101 books to read to kids before Kindergarten.

Why read over the Summer??!

Students, do you start a new school year not quite remembering what you did the previous year? Are you bored during summer vacation? Will you go on long car, train, bus, or plane rides? Do you need to escape your parents or pestering siblings? Do you want to get lost in amazing worlds and meet new people? 

Then reading this summer is the answer! Not only will it help you in school, it will save you a lot of wasted hours staring at a wall wondering what you could be doing, or help you have a great answer ready when your little sister asks you to play with her again! 

Here are some studies that show all the benefits of reading for pleasure during summer: 

New York State Library

Wisconsin Library Association

Collaborative Summer Library Program 

Reading Rockets

California Library Association