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Reading With You

Jul 30, 2019

Reading Program Helps Kids and Shelter Pets

Reading Program Helps Kids and Shelter Pets

A unique reading program at the DFW Humane Society is helping both young people and shelter pets.

Battle Summer Slide

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."

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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
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
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