Summer Reading Program

Read your world! 

This summer, take your child on a global adventure! Studies show that reading at least six books over the summer can help retain learning from the previous school year. Reading is critical for maintaining and expanding intellectual development of children of all ages.

I am offering a personalized Summer Reading Program so that I can keep my own preschooler engaged and am opening this up to local friends as well!


About the Summer Reading Program:

Who: Open to children ages 2-10 and their parents/ caregivers

Where: We will be meeting once a week in my home just outside of Holton (times/ dates TBD).

What: I will pre-select a book of the week that can be read ahead of time. When we meet we will read and discuss the book and do a craft or game that supports it. Snack will be shared on a rotating basis contributed by the joiners.


To join the Summer Reading Program:

Contact me. Once I know how many participants we have I will set some dates and times to meet. I will send out a sign-up once participants are confirmed. Join my closed Facebook group where we will discuss details, dates, times, and the books we will be sharing!

Sign up to be a part of my Summer Reading Program. This is FREE and gives you the opportunity to print your World Passport and browse the books from each continent that we will be reading.

Get your books! For the month of May, if you spend $60 (which at $10 each should get you at least 6 books for your summer reading!) you will receive the World Atlas for FREE (a $20 value). Use code GOGLOBAL when checking out to take advantage of this offer.

  • Purchasing the books is NOT mandatory to participate but is encouraged and appreciated! Monies raised from the summer reading books purchased will be put towards craft and game offerings for your children.
  • I will have copies available for loan or purchase during our meetings, as well.

The first 3 families to purchase books will be entered into a drawing to win a FREE Travel Journal! There are games, mazes, story prompts, packing lists and more to keep children occupied and amused on the road!

Travel Journal pic

Have questions or need a recommendation? As usual, just ask! (See comment/question form at the bottom of this post.)

THE BOOKS – Below is a listing of the books we will be working with. They are listed by continent. For each book (except the chapter books and the collections) there will be a separate event to join through my Facebook group. We will handle the chapter books a bit differently 🙂

I listed the age ranges for these books, but want to be clear that all ages are welcome to read any of the books! You can also have older siblings read to the younger ones. The art/craft activities will be suitable for all!

Africa — The Elephants’ Ears (Africa and India) 

Asia — The Girl with the Brave Heart (Iran)

Europe — Lola’s Fandango (Spain) 

North America — Off We Go to Mexico (Mexico)

Oceana — The Barefoot Book of Earth Tales (Australia)

South America — We’re Roaming Through the Rainforest (Amazon Basin)