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Looking for some books for your kids to read this summer? Check out these summer reading lists.

If your kids are writing a book report for school, these tips from Kids.gov can help.

Tips to Keep Your Kids Reading This Summer

School is usually the last thing students are concerned about during their breaks - it’s all sun, fun and friends. But breaks from school are times when completely cutting out learning can be detrimental to a student.

According to Serve.gov’s Strong Minds campaign, kids can lose months of progress in reading achievement over summer vacations. Use these tips to keep your kids learning and engaged:

And since everybody knows kids love fun and games after a long day of learning, have them explore the Kids.gov collection of reading games available online.

Image description: An illustration from The Rocket Book, an illustrated story published in 1912 that is now available to read online at Read.gov as part of the Library of Congress’s online rare books collection.
Find more books from the Library of Congress that you can read online at Read.gov.

Image description: An illustration from The Rocket Book, an illustrated story published in 1912 that is now available to read online at Read.gov as part of the Library of Congress’s online rare books collection.

Find more books from the Library of Congress that you can read online at Read.gov.

Share Your Thoughts on the Books That Shaped America

The Library of Congress recently launched a new exhibition about Books That Shaped America. It features influential books that were written by Americans, such as:

  • Catch-22
  • The Catcher in the Rye
  • The Great Gatsby
  • To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Little Women
  • Uncle Tom’s Cabin

Currently, there are 88 books on the list and the Library of Congress hopes you will select the ones that you think shaped America and touched your life the most. They also want you to nominate books that you think are important, but aren’t on the list.

View the list of books that shaped America and then take the survey to share your thoughts.