Parent Resources



Suggested Summer Reading Lists


Our summer suggested reading lists for Pre-K3 through 8th grade are a collaborative labor of love between the Library, Library Committee, and the Spanish, French, and English departments.


Past Suggested Summer Reading Lists

2020 English Suggested Summer Reading List via Greenlight

2020 Spanish Suggested Summer Reading List via ¡Chau, Luna!

2019 English Suggested Summer Reading List: Grades N-5th 

2019 French Suggested Summer Reading List via Albertine

2018 English Suggested Summer Reading List

2018 English Suggested Summer Reading List: Middle School

2017 English Suggested Summer Reading List

2017 French Suggested Summer Reading List

2017 Spanish Suggested Summer Reading List



Audiobook Recommendations in all three ISB languages with links to ISB’s Sora collection, public library collections, and more. Compiled by members of the ISB Library Committee.



Recommended Podcasts for Children that you and your family will love listening to together, in all three ISB languages! Compiled by members of the ISB Library Committee.



Some fantastic bookshops and online stores for literature in French, Spanish and English.


Books of Wonder

Cafe Con Libros

Community Bookstore


Hexagramm Books

McNally Jackson

Word Bookstore




Bonjour Books



Gallimard Montreal

La Librairie Des Enfants

Lectures de France

Rue du Monde



Books Del Sur


Casa del Libro

Chau Luna!

Cinco Books

La Liberia

Latin American Bookstore, Inc.


Lorito Books

Fluffy Books


Book Lists and Other Resources



Bank Street Children’s Book Committee

Children’s Book Council The CBC Diversity list reflects the Children’s Book Council’s commitment to promoting diverse voices in literature for young people.

Children’s Literature and Reading: Notable Books for a Global Society Book list selection of the Notable Books for a Global Society Committee of the Children’s Literature and Reading Special Interest Group (CL/R SIG)

First Nations Native American Children’s Literature Recommended Reading List

ISB’s American Indians / Indigenous Peoples / Native Nations Resource List Contains links to recommended titles, booklists, awards, and digital resources. 

LEA Book Distributors

Lee & Low 2021 Diverse Reading List Pre-K through 8th Grade

Multicultural Books for Younger Children

Reading Is Fundamental Booklist

Reading Is Fundamental Read-Aloud Videos

Teaching for Change Book Store

We Are Kid Lit Collective

We Need Diverse Books


Centre Pompidou

Des Livres Pour Jeunesse

French Lists and Recommendations from ISB’s Library Committee, Spring 2021

Les Enfants du Bruit et de l’Odeur – Adolescents

Les Enfants du Bruit et de l’Odeur – Enfants

Films por enfants

La Joie Parle Livres

Le Prix Saint-Exupéry

Les Petit Bouquins

Les Petit Livres


Livre Enfant


Ricochet Jeunes


Antú Librería de Familias

Canticos: Latino Nursery Rhymes:

Centro de Estudios de Promocion de la Lectura y Lectura y Literatura Infantil

Club Peques Lectores


Cuento De Luz

Klub Rico

Planeta de Libros

Read Conmigo Read Conmigo


Quality Publishing Houses


Ediciones Ekaré

Enchanted Lion Enchanted Lion Books

Flying Eye

Ecole des Loisirs

Lee and Low

Pequeno Editor

What to Read Aloud to Your Middle Schooler

One of my favorite activities in the winter months is curling up under a blanket and reading with my kids. But the past couple years, I found myself reading less with my oldest child who is now in 6th Grade. At first, I celebrated this independence; I was proud, seeing the familiar pull of literature’s tug take hold. Soon he was devouring an entire series, and now he’s in the thrall of The Keeper of Lost Cities—another epic tale currently running nine volumes. Sometimes he asks me to read to him, but it’s hard to truly enjoy these books when I’m joining him seven volumes in and unfamiliar with the characters and the plot twists. I miss the excitement of reading something new and really good together.

Dr. Debbie Reese Discusses Misrepresentation of Native Americans in Literature with the 8th Graders

Throughout the year in their Individuals and Societies class, 8th Graders are examining the history of the United States from the "discovery" of America by Christopher Colombus through the Civil Rights Movement. Individuals and Societies Teacher Guillaume Roper-Sirvent and Librarians Maria Falgoust and Eli Hetko invited Dr. Debbie Reese, a scholar, and educator from the Nambé Owingeh nation, to come and speak with the entire 8th Grade to deepen students’ awareness of how Native Americans are way too often not taken into consideration in most historical, as well as fictional, books.