Parent Resources


Suggested Summer Reading 


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.

Summer Reading Letters

2022 Preschool and Lower School Summer Reading Letter

2022 Middle School Summer Reading Letter

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


Children’s Book Awards


Children’s Book Awards in Spanish, French, and English to help you find extraordinary books for your family!



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


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 2022 Diverse Reading List Pre-K through 8th

Multicultural Books for Younger Children

Reading Is Fundamental Booklist

Reading Is Fundamental Read-Aloud Videos

Teaching for Change Book Store

Translation is an Art Resource List

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

Lireka: La Librarie Universelle


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

Syncretic Press

Translation is an Art

by Regan Penaluna, ISB Library Committee Member On Wednesday, April 27th, a crowd of students, parents, and staff gathered in the school gym for a panel discussion on “Translation is an Art”—an impressive event dreamed up and led by school librarians Maria Falgoust and Amy Ribakove. The walls were adorned with posters created by the

Books to Read Aloud to Your Lower School Child

Below is a selection of great books to read aloud with your primary school children recommended by the ISB Community, in no specific order but organized by language. Members of the Library Committee and others were asked to recommend a book and share what they love about it. Most of the books listed below are meant to be enjoyed primarily as hard copies, especially when the illustrations are outstanding, but we have tried to make a note when a recording (podcast or audiobook) is available to supplement the experience. Recordings will be useful to ISB parents who do not speak the target language, or to those in need of a short break.

Middle School Reading Recommendations and Tips for New Language Learners

By Raquel Frechette, ISB parent and Library Committee Member, with support from Language Acquisition Teachers, Emilie Berger and Oscar Pau   Picture this: You’re a 6th Grade ISB student. Maybe you’re new to the school and brand new to learning a second language. Or maybe you’re not new, and you’ve been at ISB since your