SummerReads 2017

At the Pike Library, we encourage students to read widely, whether it be a new genre or series, a book set in another country, or about a character different from themselves. By opening the pages of a novel or a picture book, we can travel to the Harlem Renaissance, to Hong Kong, or to Hogwarts, all courtesy of an author’s imagination.

SummerReads are compiled by Pike Librarians Francesca Mellin and Linda Spence. They are updated annually with the best new titles from every genre and with a commitment to representing multicultural perspectives.

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Happy reading!

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SummerReads 2017 Cover Art
by Sophie Lazay, Class of 2021

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This spring Pike students, faculty and staff enthusiastically embraced these challenges.

The Pike Library has joined the Massachusetts Library System's eBook Program which gives us access to two collection of ebooks.

Axis360 provides access to popular and current books for everyone. Available in both digital and audio format. You will need to create an account. Pike families click here for directions.

BiblioBoard is a great resource for items that are in the public domain. For example, you can find the fairy tales of Grimm and Lang. A fascinating collection to browse. If you are in Massachusetts, you do not need an account to read the titles.

Book Lists Galore

Association of Library Service to Children
2017 Summer Reading List

Children’s Book Council
Children’s Choices 2017 Reading List
Interactive Book Search

Children’s Literature and Reading Special Interest Group of the International Reading Association
Notable Books for a Global Society
2017 List of Winners

Lee and Low Publishing: the open book
2016 Diverse Summer Reading Lists Grades PreK-8

We Need Diverse Books
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The Horn Book
2017 Summer Reading List


Visit your local library this summer, where you can sign up for summer reading programs and enjoy special activities.

OverDrive is the app that lets you borrow books (digital and audio) from your local public library. You have a variety of choices for how you want to access the titles - on your phone, tablet, e-reader, or computer. Click here for directions from Memorial Hall Library on using OverDrive.

The Pike Library

The Pike School
Andover, Massachusetts

An independent, coed, day school for pre-kindergarten through ninth grade.

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