Most parents do not want their children's minds to turn to mush over the break. At the same time, there is the allure of summer—that sweet time of rest and adventure.

Our advice is to focus on reading—and not necessarily the books that appear in our curriculum. After all, part of the delight of reading a book together in class lies in the shared sense of anticipation and surprise.  

As you and your students consider which books to read, we invite you to review recommended titles (pdf) for each grade

As for literature––to introduce children to literature is to install them in a very rich and glorious kingdom, to bring a continual holiday to their doors, to lay before them a feast exquisitely served. But they must learn to know literature by being familiar with it from the very first. A child’s intercourse must always be with good books, the best that we can find.
— Charlotte Mason