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Reading With You/Leyendo Contigo



    Reading With You/Leyendo Contigo

    The summer break does not have to be a vacation from learning. That’s why we are inviting you to join NBC 5 and Telemundo 39 as we team up with Reading Partners North Texas to kick-off Reading With You/Leyendo Contigo. This nine-week reading initiative encourages elementary-aged kids to read at least one book a week throughout the summer to help combat summer learning loss, often referred to as the “summer slide.”

    Wake up to Something Good every Tuesday starting June 18. Watch NBC 5 Today at 6:00 a.m. and NBC 5 First at Four at 4:00 p.m. as Anchor/Reporter Laura Harris and Education Reporter Wayne Carter feature a weekly on-air segment with local stories,  visit local reading programs, libraries and community organizations and bring interactive reading sessions to kids in grades K-5. Telemundo 39’s Anchor/Reporter Andrea Aguirre and Consumer Investigative Reporter Martha Minjarez will also be live on Noticiero Telemundo 39 at 4:00 p.m.

    NBC 5, Telemundo 39 and Reading Partners North Texas are working hard to mitigate summer slide for students this summer break. The goal is to keep the little ones sharp while they are out of school and to make reading enjoyable.

    Join the fun and pick a book from the recommended reading list below by grade level. All the books are in English and Spanish. For Spanish titles, visit NBC 5 is a proud sponsor of the Reading Partners North Texas Booked for Summer program. Reading Partners North Texas is a volunteer-driven early literacy tutoring program primarily serving students in under-resourced schools. Additional resources are available at

    Reading With You
    Summer Recommended Reading List

    Recommended for Grades K-1:

    A Big Guy Took My Ball!, Mo Willems
    And Then Comes Summer, Tom Brenner
    Lola Loves Stories, Anna McQuinn
    Night Animals, Gianna Marino
    Not Norman, Kelly Bennett
    Storms, Miriam Busch Goin
    The Word Collector, Peter H. Reynolds
    This Is the Way We Go to School, Edith Baer
    Whoever You Are, Mem Fox

    Recommended for Grades 2-3:

    A Chair for My Mother, Vera B. Williams
    Abuela, Arthur Dorros
    Diary of a Worm, Doreen Cronin
    Fly Guy Presents: Dinosaurs, Tedd Arnold
    Game Over, Super Rabbit Boy!, Thomas Flintham
    I'm My Own Dog. I'm Jack, RC Staab
    Juneteenth Jamboree, Carole Boston Weatherford
    Side By Side / Lado a lado, Monica Brown
    Tía Isa Wants a Car, Meg Medina
    What If You Had Animal Eyes!?, Sandra Markle

    Recommended for Grades 4-5:

    Deadliest Animals, Melissa Stewart
    Flora & Ulysses, Kate DiCamillo
    Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor, Jon Scieszka
    Ghosts, Raina Telgemeier
    I'm My Own Dog. I'm Jack, RC Staab
    Maximilian & the Mystery of the Guardian Angel, Xavier Garza
    Soccermania, Juan Pablo Lombana
    The Bad Guys, Aaron Blabey
    The One and Only Ivan, Katherine Applegate
    Ugly Cat & Pablo, Isabel Quintero