Summer Reading and Mathematics ResourcesThe summer is an important time for our students' learning. Here are some free reading and mathematics resources parents and families can use with their children.
California Recommended Literature List
A searchable database of a collection of outstanding literature for children and adolescents in grades prekindergarten through grade twelve in all disciplines.
Find a Book, California
The "Find a Book, California" tool offers students over 160,000 books from which to choose. This book-search tool enables individuals to build custom reading lists based on their Lexile range, grade level, and/or personal interests. The Find A Book program is a national, state-led summer reading initiative sponsored by the Council of Chief State Schools Officers.
The "Find a Book, California" program also includes additional free resources for parents:
- Summer reading bookmark (PDF)
- Certificate for participating in the summer reading program (PDF)
- Flyer you can share (PDF)
- Frequently asked questions flyer for parents (PDF; 2MB)
- Frequently asked questions flyer for librarians (PDF; 2MB)
Summer Math Challenge
The Summer Math Challenge, designed for students who have just completed grades 1-8, is a free, six-week, email-based math skills program is available by registering at Quantile Summer Math Challenge. From June 19 to July 28, parents receive daily emails with fun activities and resources designed to help kids retain the math skills learned during the previous school year. In addition, visit Quantile Summer Math Challenge daily to learn about weekly math concepts, how to earn badges, and to print out a certificate at the end of the challenge. The Summer Math Challenge also includes additional free resources:
- Flyer describing the program (PDF)
- Certificate for participating in the Summer Math Challenge (PDF)