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Join NBC 5 and Telemundo 39 for Reading With You/Leyendo Contigo

Join the fun and pick a book from the recommended reading list below by grade level

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.

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
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

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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.

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