This summer students at Binks have mandatory reading.  We expect each child to read a minimum of two books.  One of these books must be selected from the list according to your child’s incoming grade listed to the right.

*Summer Reading Lab: Computer lab will be open for 5 sessions from 9am-11am so students can come in and take Reading Counts quizzes during the summer.
The Thursday dates are:   6/14, 6/21, 7/12, 7/19, 7/26

*Reading 20-30 minutes a day helps prevent “summer slide” in reading abilities so encourage reading daily!

* Summer Reading Tracking is available on the back of this sheet! Record your reading for next year’s teachers to see!

  • Palm Beach County School District website has important and useful information for summer learning. There will be a tile on your child’s student portal.


Teacher Recommendations:

*Incoming 1st Graders:

  1. Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse
  2. Owen
  3. Jessica all by Kevin Henkes


*Incoming 2nd Graders:

  1. The Absent Author by Ron Roy
  2. Mercy Watson to the Rescue by Kate DiCamilla
  3. Henry & Mudge: The First Book by Cynthia Rylant


*Incoming 3rd Graders

  1. The Terrible Two by Mac Burnett and Jory John
  2. El Deafo by Cece Bell
  3. Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson


*Incoming 4th Graders

  1. Wish by Barbara O’Connor
  2. Home Sweet Motel by Chris Grabenstein
  3. Ugly Cat & Pablo by Isabel Quintero


*Incoming 5th graders:

  1. Overboard by Terry Lynn Johnson
  2. The Ark Plan by Laura Martin
  3. The Great Treehouse War by Lisa Graff