MORE Parent Summer Reading Resources

Dear Parents, 

We know that when children continue reading over the summer --especially when families read together-- student reading improves.  We also understand how challenging it can be to find good reading resources.  We hope that the books and resources we're providing below help you keep reading this summer.

Stay safe and keep reading!

The READS Lab Team



We will provide students participating in the MORE study 16 hardcopy books --10 paperback books and 6 WOOPS ebooks. 

10 Paperback Books:  We will mail students 2 summer reading books every couple of weeks starting in June for a total of 5 book shipments over the course of the summer! 

6 WOOPS EBooks: Students can read the WOOPS ebooks on the MORE Summer Learning App.  (See app download instructions below)

MORE Summer Learning App

Students and parents can enjoy the fun activities that are linked to each of the books we've provided.

You can download the app on the following devices:  iOS (iPhone, iPad, Mac),

Android (phones, tablets, Chromebooks), and Windows devices.

-- To download the app, click here.


-- Log on  to the app with your student code.  


Need help with the app?  Email:

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Video Read Alouds

Click on the links below to select a video read aloud. 

Grade 2 Science

Grade 2 History

Grade 3 Science

Grade 3 History

Woops Books

Kids Reading Outdoor

Grade 2 Science

Boy Were We Wrong About Dinosaurs!
By Kathleen V. Kudlinski
Dinosaurs: Magic Tree House 
By Will Osborne and Mary Pope Osborne
Fossils:  A True Book
By Ann O. Squire
No Bones About It! Discovering Dinosaurs
Written by Anna Prokos
T.Rex: Hunter or Scavenger?
By Dr. Thomas R. Holtz Jr.
Tyrannosaurus Rex: Read and Wonder
By Vivian French
Who Would Win? Tyrannosaurus Rex vs. Velociraptor
By Jerry Pallotta

G-2 History

Marvelous Mattie
By Emily Arnold McCully
Timeless Thomas: How Edison Changed Our Lives
By Gene Barretta
Whoosh! Lonnie Johnson's Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions
By Chris Barton and Don Tate
You Wouldn't Want to Be on the First Flying Machine!
By Ian Graham

Grade 3 Science

Bones: Our Skeletal System
By Seymour Simon
Stem Cells Are Everywhere!
By Irv Weissman MD
The Brain: All about Our Nervous System and More
By Seymour Simon

 Coming Soon!  

The Magic School Bus Explores the Senses

 Coming Soon!  

The Skeleton Inside You
By P. Balestrino

 Coming Soon!  

What If You Had Animal Hair?
By Sandra Markle

 Coming Soon!  

Your Muscular System

Grade 3 History

I Am Neil Armstrong
By Brad Meltzer
Katheryn Johnson
Thea Feldman
Moonwalk: The First Trip to the Moon
By Judy Donnelly
National Geographic Readers: Mars
By Elizabeth Carney
National Geographic Readers: Planets
By Elizabeth Carney

 Coming Soon!  

Who Was John F. Kennedy?
By Yona Zeldis McDonough

Woops Books

Barack Obama: How I Wooped the 2008 Presidential Election
By Kristia Wantchekon
Harriet Tubman: How I Wooped Life
By Kristia Wantchekon
Jamarion Styles: How I Wooped Life
By Laura Mesite and Lacey LaHaie
Kathryn Johnson
By Leah Dodell and Laura Mesite
Sonia Sotomayor: How I Wooped Life
By Laura Mesite
John Urschel: How I Wooped Life
By Laura Mesite and James Kim
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