Summer Reading Program

JUNE 7 – AUGUST 16, 2014

Art by John Parra
Why read this summer?
Research shows that kids who don’t read during their summer break fall behind in reading while kids who do, maintain their reading skills and even excel.*

The De Colores Summer Reading Program is perfect for children/youth ages 5-16 who want to enjoy their summer alongside their favorite stories. 

How does the De Colores Summer Reading Program work?

1.  Stop by La Casa Azul Bookstore between Saturday, June 7 and Saturday, August 16, 2013 to register.
2. Choose a selection of books that interest you, and read! 
The books that you read this summer can be books you have at home, that you borrow from the library or that you purchase at La Casa Azul Bookstore.
 Keep track of what you read in the reading log we provide, a list of recommended book titles is also available.
Pick up the recommended book list at La Casa Azul Bookstore or download the pdf file attached below.
4. Turn in the reading log to the bookstore on August 16, earn a Certificate of Completion when you’re done!

The program is free but parent/guardian must register the child for the reading program. 

K-3rd Grade / Bilingual
Colores Everywhere!: Colors in English y Español by San Antonio Museum of Art and Madeleine Budnick
Round is a Tortilla by Roseanne Greenfield Thong and Illustrated by John Parra
Sube y Baja por los Andes by Laurie Krebs and  Aurélia Fronty
Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote: A Migrant’s Tale by Duncan Tonatiuh
The Pot that Juan Built/La Vasija Que Juan Fabrico by Nancy Andrews-Goebel
Mi Carnaval/My Carnival by Elizabeth Balaguer
My Name is Maria Isabel/Me llamo Maria Isabel by Alma Flor Ada

Grades 4 – 6 / English
Jungles Tales by Horacio Quiroga
The Skirt by Gary Soto
Yes, We are Latinos! by Alma Flor Ada

Grades 4-6 / Spanish
Kid Ciclón Se Enfrenta a El Diablo y Otras Historias by Xavier Garza
Devolver al Remitente by Julia Alvarez
El Coyote Debajo La Mesa by Joe Hayes

Middle School / English
What the Moon Saw by Laura Resau
I, Juan de Pareja by Elizabeth Borton De Travino
The Arts Angels Track 1: Drawn to You by Janel Rodriguez Ferrer

Middle School / Spanish
Maximilian & the Bingo Rematch: A Lucha Libre Sequel by Xavier Garza
Ciudad de Las Bestias by Isabel Allende
Antes de Ser Libres by Julia Alvarez

High School / English
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz
Revolution of Evelyn Serrano by Sonia Manzano
Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass by Meg Medina
The Living by Matt de La Peña

High School / Spanish
Casi Una Mujer by Esmeralda Santiago
La Breve y Maravillosa Vida de Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
La Distancia Entre Nosotros by Reyna Grande
Crónica de Una Muerte Anunciada by Gabriel Garcia Marquez