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 new 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. Click on the links below to see our complete list of summer reading picks for your age group.
How to complete the challenge: Just bring back your filled out bookmark to our Summer Reading Celebration on August 17! (If you can't make it to the party, you can turn your bookmark in to one of our booksellers any time.) At the celebration you will get to collect your reward and proudly post your name on our wall of Summer Reading Stars. You'll also get to learn about great books coming out this Fall and eat pizza!!! (If you can't make it to a celebration, just turn in your bookmark to us by August 30th and you'll receive your prize.)
NEW THIS YEAR: The school with the most participants in our Summer Reading Program will win a visit this fall from MICHAEL FRY, author of The Odd Squad!