Summer Reading Program

Welcome to the
One Community, One Book Summer Reading Program

Our book was selected by faculty to align with our 2023-2024 year-long theme “We Seek to Create an Earth Restored”.
Everyone from our youngest two-year-olds to our rising 8th-grade students will read (or have read to them!)
Wonder Walkers by Micha Archer

Wonder Walkers

Wonder Walkers is a Caldecott Honor Book exploring the intersection of imagination and the natural world. In early September Micha will give our students a live presentation via ZOOM on how she works with collage and her writing process in creating Wonder Walkers. In selecting this book the faculty committee believes it is accessible to all ages and provides older students with ample opportunities for thoughtful discussion and exploration.
Students rising into 4th through 5th grades are to also read
Hoot by Carl Hiassen
For some of our younger students, having their parents read the book with them or listening to the audio version will help them enjoy this story of children trying to save some owls.

Students rising into 6th through 8th grades are to also read
Wild Oak by C.C. Harrington
Wild Oak
This book won the Schneider Family Book Award for Best Middle-Grade Title in 2023. Wild Oak is a story of healing, courage, and a touch of magical realism within a Cornish forest.
For the adults in our community, after you have enjoyed reading to and with your students, I hope you will join us in reading
 World of Wonders by Aimee Nezkukumatathil
World of Wonders
In early September I will host a coffee and conversation time for us to talk about this amazing book together.

Stay tuned for information on more reading ideas in the grade levels.

Enjoy your adventures in reading this summer!

Our hope is that your student will participate in your local reading program this summer.
Here are a few examples.
Located at the Burlington County Library in Westampton. StoryWalk® is an outdoor reading experience created to promote physical activity, early literacy and family time together in nature.
Mt. Laurel Library's summer reading program begins in late June and includes prizes. There area  host of activities open to everyone listed on their website calendar.