Summer is a time to relax and enjoy, but it is also a time to keep learning! Literacy experts agree that one of the best things parents and other adults can do to support a child’s learning and development is to encourage a life-long love of reading.
Through summer reading, students can visit distant lands, explore new ideas and learn about different cultures and time periods. Summer reading is a great way to exercise your mind.
Each summer, Milwaukee Public Schools’ reading experts pull together summer reading lists for students entering three-year-old kindergarten through grade 12.
This year’s lists include John Newbery Medal winner “When You Reach Me” by Rebecca Stead, “Booked” by Kwame Alexander and Caldecott Medal winner “Finding Winnie” by Lindsay Mattick and illustrated by Sophie Blackall.
Our summer reading lists feature books for each grade level curated on the district’s Pinterest account. By clicking on a book cover image from our pinboards, you will be directed to the Milwaukee Public Library‘s website, where you can reserve the book.
We encourage MPS students to take advantage of everything the Milwaukee Public Library has to offer, including its summer reading program!
See all of our summer reading lists at mpsmke.com/summerreading.