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Summer Reading: 2019

Use this guide to find Summer Reading ideas and suggestions!

Summer checkout info

  • Summer checkout: Monday, June 10 and Tuesday, June 11, 2019
  • Students are welcome to borrow 5 books for summer reading
  • All books are DUE back Monday, August 19, 2019

Why summer reading?

Avoid the "Summer Slide"! 

You should try to find time to read each and every day. Research shows students who read during the summer improve or maintain their reading skills. Kids who don't read at all see their skills slip as much as an entire grade level (Heyns 1978). 

 What can we read?

  • Award winners, suggestions from teachers or friends
  • Magazines, newspapers, your favourite blog
  • Comic books, whatever you like! 

This Libguide includes suggestions only and books are not required reading. You'll find teacher and student recommendations, award winners and just great reads! 

It doesn’t really matter what you read or where you read – just be sure to read every day! 

To learn more read this article from School Library Journal HERE.

Visiting author 2019-2020

Australian Slam Poet Luka Lesson will be our PSA sponsored Visiting Authors for 2019-2020! Luka is an Australian born poet and rap artist of Greek heritage. Luka’s work includes the mythology of his family homeland, political opinions and reflections on his personal life. Luka uses education programs to encourage social change in schools.

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Non-Fiction you have to try!

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2019 Award Winners!

Graphic Novels

Reading poll

What will you read this summer?
Comics: 0 votes (0%)
The news!: 0 votes (0%)
Fiction: 1 votes (100%)
Non-Fiction: 0 votes (0%)
Online reading: 0 votes (0%)
Other: 0 votes (0%)
Total Votes: 1

Must Reads!

SORA by Overdrive

SIS subscribes to an online reading platform: Sora by Overdrive.
Login, choose from over 1,000 online ebooks or audiobooks, and download them to your own device.
It's a great way to read from any device, anywhere. You can borrow 2 books at a time.
See Mrs. Elliott if you have questions.

Search for: Pearl River Delta
Choose: Shekou International School
Login: Using your network/wifi/Schoolbase ID and password

Download the app HERE

Need help getting started or using Sora? Click HERE

New on Overdrive!

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Online reads

Audiobooks are a great way to read during the summer.
Sync offers 2 NEW books each week, for 14 weeks!
Each week on Thursday 2 new audiobooks are available for FREE download.
The 2 books are based on a weekly theme.
Visit the site, click on a book, download and LISTEN!

June 13-20

June 20-27

Summer Reading Poll

How will you read this summer?
E-Books: 0 votes (0%)
Print books: 1 votes (100%)
Audio books: 0 votes (0%)
Total Votes: 1

More reading ideas!

Battle of the Books 2020

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