Check It Out: Summer Fun Reads

The Check It Out series highlights the most popular texts on LightSail, around a specific monthly theme or topic, based on our user data. Every month we’ll share which books LightSail readers can’t stop checking out. These insights help us curate book lists for our schools that we know will keep students engaged and growing.

We’ve finally made it to June, which means it’s time for summer vacation! After a long year of hard work are ready for a few months of relaxation, freedom, and new adventures!

While students might be putting their textbooks away, the sunny weather won’t stop them from enjoying a good summer read. As students look for ways to spend their free time, they’ve been finding inspiration for adventures in their favorite books. Many of our readers are turning to stories of beloved fictional characters, while others are preparing for upcoming travels by reading about world landmarks and activities.

Check out the top 10 summer fun titles from this month!

Title          Checkouts       Lexile    # of pages
1. All About Mountain Climbing* 1,569 250L 9
2. Best Friends Forever 1,099 700L 54
3. Holes 772 660L 117
4. Oceans* 625 240L 10
5. The Lemonade War 616 630L 95
6. The Great Barrier Reef* 526 1160L 195
7. High In the Sky: Hot Air Balloons* 451 430L 11
8. Philippa Fisher and the Dream-maker’s Daughter 345 550L 286
9. Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer 244 500L 68
10. Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great 141 590L 193
*For LightSail users, these texts are free as a part of the complimentary LightSail Library!

What are your students reading this summer? Let us know by sharing and including #checkitout in your post!

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