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Recommended Reads: Summer Reading 2024

The books recommended on this platform are simply suggestions - our hope at Oakridge is that your child enjoys the reading experience, whether that means nonfiction, graphic novels, or fiction.

Summer Reading 2024


"Read, read, read." —William Faulkner

At Oakridge, we believe that students read more and are likely to develop a love of reading if they are given the opportunity to choose what they read.  "An essential aspect of becoming a real reader is knowing yourself as a reader— made possible through wide reading driven by access to abundant books and personal choice (Wilhelm and Smith, 2014; Miller, 2013; Tatum, 2009, 2013; Allington and Gabriel, 2012).   We encourage student choice in reading - as children’s book author Neil Gaiman notes,  "Do not discourage children from reading because you feel they are reading the wrong thing. Fiction you do not like is a route to other books you may prefer.”

Happy reading this summer and please contact Mrs. deWinter with any questions about the summer reading:

The Oakridge Library will be open through June and July: Mondays - Thursdays from 9-12 for checkout, STEM and craft activities, and story time.