Fill out the brief form below for access to the free report.
Mrs. Laura Bush's Recommended Summer Reading List: Intermediate Readers
"Reading is important to success in school. If you can read, you can read every subject. No matter what you want to be when you grow up--a doctor, a lawyer, a Senator, an artist, or a teacher--reading will help you reach your goal." -Mrs. Laura Bush
Continuing to read during the summer months is critical, especially for independent and intermediate readers. Summer reading not only allows students to expand their imagination, but it significantly prepares them for the next school year ahead.
Summertime is a great moment to encourage students to continue exploring new books. Not sure where to begin? Join the Laura Bush Foundation’s summer reading challenge of reading 30 minutes each day and get started with one of Mrs. Laura Bush’s favorite books for intermediate readers:
Because of Winn Dixie by kate DiCamillo
Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
Matilda by Roald Dahl
Wonder by R.J. Palacio
The Giver by Lois Lowr
Stay tuned this summer as we share more of Mrs. Bush’s summer reading list. Happy Reading!
Sarah Gibbons serves as the Manager, Communications for the George W. Bush Presidential Center with a focus on the Bush Institute’s domestic initiatives.
Prior to joining the Bush Center, she worked with clients from Spain to promote wine, architecture and luxury goods in the U.S. market at Janet Kafka and Associates, a Dallas-based international marketing and public relations firm. Boynton also worked in Corporate Communications at Parkland Hospital as a media specialist.
She is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin where she received a Bachelor of Journalism degree and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Hispanic Studies.Full Bio
Mrs. Laura Bush's Recommended Summer Reading List: Family Reading
Check out some of Mrs. Laura Bush's favorite books to read aloud as a family this summer.
School Raises $1K for Laura Bush Foundation’s 2017 Disaster Relief Initiative During Annual Coin Collecting Contest
During the annual Scholastic Book Fair at Aurora Quest K-8, students in each homeroom class compete in a coin collecting contest. Students empty their pockets and race to raise money to donate to select places in need of new books. This year, Aurora Quest’s student body raised $1,000 in coins that was donated to the Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries’ 2017 Disaster Relief Initiative. The funds will help rebuild school library collections that were damaged or destroyed during the many disasters that plagued the U.S. last fall. “The consensus this year was that the hurricanes had affected schools in the South to a serious extent, so we looked for a way to get books to those schools,” said Mary Beth Macleay, Aurora Quest’s librarian. “We certainly hope our contribution [to the 2017 Disaster Relief Initiative] will directly get books into the hands of students. Our students love to read and want to share that experience,