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Use this LibGuide for suggestions and recommendations of books to read over the holidays.


This LibGuide will help you select great holiday reading for yourself and your child.

Using the tabs above, you can search the Dover Primary Library Catalog, find quick access to digital resources including a large selection of eBooks, and browse some popular recommended summer reading lists.

What will you be reading this holiday?

The Book Shop, from 'The Book of Shops', 1899 . Fine Art. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 27 May 2016.


Research shows that the highest achieving students are those who devote leisure time to reading and recent studies have found that the single most important predictor of academic success is the amount of time children spend reading. Perhaps surprisingly, the amount of time children devote to leisure reading is also one of the few predictors of high achievement in Mathematics and Science.

When children read, they become more informed about the world and how it works. Reading encourages children to widen their horizons, becoming more knowledgeable about and compassionate towards the way in which others experience life.