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SummerReads 2021 from the Pike Library is centered on the Reading Without Walls Challenge created in 2016 by Gene Luen Yang, a former National Ambassador of Young People’s Literature. He challenges us to:
1. Read a book about a character who doesn’t look like you or live like you.
2. Read a book about a topic you don’t know much about.
3. Read a book in a format that you don’t normally read for fun. This might be a chapter book, a graphic novel, a book in verse, a picture book, short stories, or an audiobook.
Are you ready to broaden your reading horizons?
Compiled by Pike Librarians Francesca Mellin and Linda Spence, SummerReads is the library's collection of recommended reading lists. They are updated annually with a commitment to representing diverse and inclusive perspectives.
Sora Sweet Reads
Enjoy these ebooks and audiobooks from Sora. This collection is always available from now until August 20. See below on this webpage for information about how to sign up for Sora.
As promised in the end-of-year FSP meeting, here are resources for on- and off-screen activities to help keep learning alive this summer.
A brief listing of helpful articles from Mr. Stonecipher and Mrs. Kravitz.
Here are resources curated by the teachers in Upper School.
Learn how to log in to the catalog and place holds.
Find out how to create and save book lists.
Watch this screencast to learn how to get the most from the Sora app. You'll learn how to connect your public library to your account, and find readability settings.
Leverage your public library!
Most area public libraries have subscriptions to these e-reading and digital audio platforms:
- Libby by Overdrive
Some libraries are also offering curbside pickup of physical books. Don't have a library card? Check with your library to apply online.
Databases are reliable sources of information. Click here to find our entire suite of databases.
Learn More About Digital Literacy
Click here for a carefully curated collection of short videos to help you hone your ability to effectively find and use digital resources.
International Children's Digital Library
This online collection has more than 4,000 books from all over the world, in more than 50 languages. Browse, click, read, and enjoy!
The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s award-winning children’s literacy website, Storyline Online, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books.
KidLit TV is where you can find books read by their authors, interviews, book trailers, craft ideas and so much more.