Summer Reading and Listening

I do not know if you do promoting summer reading, but an easy way of doing it is with eBooks and Catalist Digital Audiobooks since your students already have log-ins through Destiny and can use their own personal devices as well. Non-Destiny users can also have a guest login for students or easily upload student log-ins through a spreadsheet (no personal information such as email addresses required).

I have three lists on Titlewave that are Unlimited Access, One to One and Catalist Digital. If you want me to send them to you, tell me and they will appear in the Inbox in Your Lists in the upper right of Titlewave after logging in. Of course there is no obligation and you can ignore them, delete them, add to them, move select titles in them to other lists or remove any. There are various age ranges so you might want to search within list or sort them under different criteria.

If you just get a few Unlimited Access eBooks then all the students will get access so they would be enough to use in the summer. For example, you could purchase these 8 titles for under US$300.

Nola’s Worlds. #1,Changing moon
By Mariolle, Mathieu Dewey: 741.5
Nola finds life in Alta Donna boring and prefers to daydream about a more interesting life until two new kids move into town and Nola decides to investigate to discover their true identities.
Lexile: 370

A game for swallows to die, to leave, to return
By Abirached, Zeina, 1981- Dewey: 741.5
Zeina Abirached, a woman born into a Lebanese Christian family in 1981 during the civil war in Lebanon, reflects on her childhood, the disappearance of her parents, and the help and protection she received from neighbors.
Lexile: 680

Wolf’s coming!
By Kulka, Joe Dewey: 811
All of the animals in the forest go into hiding because the wolf is coming, but why they are hiding is the big surprise.
Lexile: 150

Russell and Elisa
By Hurwitz, Johanna Dewey: -E-
Seven-year-old Russell and his three-year-old sister Elisa have adventures with friends and family in their apartment building.
Lexile: 650

Swing around the sun poems
By Esbensen, Barbara Juster Dewey: 811
A collection of poems that celebrates the seasons, with illustrations for each season by a different Minnesota artist.

Taj Mahal
By Arnold, Caroline Dewey: 954.02
Recounts the love story behind the building of the Taj Mahal in India, discussing how it was constructed and providing information on Indian culture.

Weird-but-true facts about gross things
By Coss, Lauren Dewey: 031
Text and illustrations look at different things that are gross for children.
Lexile: 900

Clues in the attic
By Meister, Cari Dewey: 741.5
Ben must face his fear of the attic in order to find his sister’s pet snake.
Lexile: 200

Here is the titles in the lists under three worksheets if you want to see what I made:

You can also give the student the link to any list that you have created. Here is a sample of where it would go:
Sample List in Destiny

Lastly, don’t forget to promote no matter if you do something for the summer or not.

Here is some promotional stuff we have for eBooks as well as instruction sheets for various devices:

Here is the promotional items for the Destiny Quest App:

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