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The King’s English Summer Reading Program

The King’s English Summer Reading Program

J. Kim, Harvard University researcher, said in a 2004 paper, “children who read four or more books over the summer fare better on reading comprehension tests in the fall than their peers who read one or no books over the summer.”  Not a surprise! At TKE we also believe that including reading in your summer activities should be fun! And we have just the program to do that. TKE Summer Reading Book Groups will meet on Wednesday evenings, June 13, 20, 27, and July 11 and 18. Cost is $60 per child. Fees are non-refundable. We will also be offering a weekly writing group that will meet on the same night.   

We are fortunate to welcome back the same qualified, and oh-so-talented group of certified teachers. Each reading list is a carefully chosen balance of genres and subjects. Sign-ups for the program will start on May 1. Students must be registered for the grade they will be entering in the fall. Book purchases are not necessary although these titles are discounted 10% for participants.  (hilary the k/k and 1-3 are formatted correctly. Please format all like that)

Pre–K/K – 6 p.m.

Alyson Bowthorpe

  • Hello Hello, Brendan Wenzel

  • This is the Nest That Robin Built, Denise Fleming

  • Marlo and the Dinosaurs, Christopher Browne

  • New Shoes, Chris Raschka

  • How Big Is an Elephant?, Rossana Bossu

 

Grades 1-2 – 6 p.m.

Brynn Grover

  • Idea Jar, Adam Lehrhaupt and Deb Pilutti

  • Rescue and Jessica: A Life-Changing Friendship, Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes

  • Look, Fiona Woodcock

  • The Loch Ness Monster Spotters, Tony De Saulles

  • Earth! My First 4.54 Billion Years!, Stacy McAnulty


Grades 3-4 – 7 p.m.

Nathan Spofford

  • Grand Canyon, Jason Chin

  • The Word Collector, Peter H. Reynolds

  • In the Past, David Elliot

  • Alexander Hamilton: The Outsider, Jean Fritz

  • Bob, Wendy Mass and Rebecca Stead

 

Grades 5-6 – 7 p.m.

Sarah Button

  • The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding, Alexandra Bracken

  • The Button War, Avi

  • The Prince and the Dressmaker, Jen Wang

  • The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl, Stacy McAnulty

  • Playing Atari With Saddam Hussein, Jennifer Roy and Ali Fadhil

 

Young Adult – 7 p.m.

Marianne Jenkins

  • Ghost Boys, Jewel Parker Rhodes

  • Scythe, Neal Shusterman

  • The Traitor’s Game, Jennifer A. Nielsen

  • Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers, Deborah Heiligman

  • The Adventures of John Blake: Mystery of the Ghost Ship, Phillip Pullman

 

Writing Group Grades 5-6 – 8 p.m.

Nathan Spofford

  • Writing Magic, Gail Carson Levine

*NOTE: Please read the first section before the first class!

 

Hello Hello Cover Image
By Brendan Wenzel (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781452150147
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Chronicle Books - March 6th, 2018

This Is the Nest That Robin Built Cover Image
By Denise Fleming, Denise Fleming (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481430838
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Published: Beach Lane Books - March 6th, 2018

Marlo and the Dinosaurs Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062441157
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Balzer + Bray - March 6th, 2018

New Shoes Cover Image
By Chris Raschka, Chris Raschka (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062657527
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Greenwillow Books - May 1st, 2018

How Big Is an Elephant? Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781554519989
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Annick Press - April 10th, 2018

Idea Jar Cover Image
By Adam Lehrhaupt, Deb Pilutti (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481451666
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - February 6th, 2018

Rescue and Jessica: A Life-Changing Friendship Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763696047
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - April 3rd, 2018

Look Cover Image
By Fiona Woodcock, Fiona Woodcock (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062644558
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Greenwillow Books - August 7th, 2018

Early Reader: The Loch Ness Monster Spotters Cover Image
$4.99
ISBN: 9781510101852
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Orion Children's Books - August 8th, 2017

Earth! My First 4.54 Billion Years Cover Image
By Stacy McAnulty, David Litchfield (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250108081
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Henry Holt & Company - October 24th, 2017

Grand Canyon Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781596439504
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Roaring Brook Press - February 21st, 2017

The Word Collector Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780545865029
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Orchard Books - January 30th, 2018

In the Past: From Trilobites to Dinosaurs to Mammoths in More Than 500 Million Years Cover Image
By David Elliott, Matthew Trueman (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780763660734
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - March 20th, 2018

Alexander Hamilton: The Outsider Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780142419861
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Puffin Books - January 19th, 2012

Bob Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250166623
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Feiwel & Friends - May 1st, 2018

The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781484778173
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Disney-Hyperion - September 5th, 2017

The Button War: A Tale of the Great War Cover Image
By Avi
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763690533
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - June 12th, 2018

The Prince and the Dressmaker Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781626723634
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: First Second - February 13th, 2018

The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781524767570
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - May 1st, 2018

Playing Atari with Saddam Hussein: Based on a True Story Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780544785076
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - February 6th, 2018

Ghost Boys Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316262286
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 17th, 2018

Scythe (Arc of a Scythe #1) Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781442472433
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - November 28th, 2017

The Traitor's Game Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338045376
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Press - February 27th, 2018

Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780805093391
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Henry Holt & Company - April 18th, 2017

The Adventures of John Blake: Mystery of the Ghost Ship Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781338149128
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Graphix - May 30th, 2017

Writing Magic: Creating Stories that Fly Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780062367174
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins - December 23rd, 2014