Summer Reading

Stop ‘summer slide’ with these great Perma-Bound titles!

It’s nearly time for summer vacation! Swimming, cookouts, fishing, lazy afternoons, late nights—what could be more fun? But the break from school comes with a potential downside: “summer slide,” the loss of reading skills during the long stretch between Memorial Day and Labor Day. According to the National Summer Learning Association, the hiatus results in an average 22 percent loss in instructional time come fall, as teachers work to bring students back up to speed.

The solution is a summer reading program: research shows that reading as few as four to six books over the summer prevents the dreaded drop. And we’re here to help, with leveled lists compiled by our collection development experts in conjunction with D.E.A.R. (Drop Everything and Read). So banish the back-to-school blues before they even begin—with the following great titles from Perma-Bound Books!