Resources for Parents

The Collaborative Summer Reading Program is a consortium of all 50 states working together to provide high-quality summer reading program materials for children.

WV Info Depot (EBSCO/Grolier Databases)

Find a Book, West Virginia
Parents can help their children find exciting new books tailored to their own interests or school assignments through a free online search tool, dubbed Find a Book, West Virginia. This tool allows users to build custom reading lists based on each student's individual interests from a growing database of fiction and nonfiction titles. The database also allows students to locate books that best complement their reading ability based on Lexile measures. A Lexile measure represents both a child's reading ability and the difficulty of a text, like a book or magazine article. It is derived from the WESTEST2 given to students every year.

We Give Books
We Give Books is a free website that enables anyone with access to the Internet to put books in the hands of children who don't have them, simply by reading online. For every book read, We Give Books donates one to the charity chosen on its site.

Kids Open Dictionary Builder allows students to output a glossary. Create a glossary by topic, export to text, html, rtf, ppt, pdf and more.

Scholastic: http://www.scholastic.com/summer

Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/u/summer-reading/379003570

PBS/iVillage: http://www.ivillage.com/challenges/summerreading/signup

Sylvan: http://www.bookadventure.com/Home.aspx

Pottery Barn: http://www.potterybarnkids.com/design-studio/articles/summer-reading-challenge.html

Pizza Hut: http://bookitprogram.com/SummerBreak/default.html