PBS is synonymous with combining education and entertainment, and PBS LearningMedia’s new Summer of Reading collection combines videos, activities and interactive games to help students’ minds stay sharp while they are off from school. With this in mind, we are happy to feature the top summer reading book picks of the PBS LearningMedia’s staff. Please note, although PBS has recommended the entire Percy Jackson and the Olympians and Diary of a Wimpy Kid book series, we have selected a single title from each series to help showcase the kinds of stories that make up these books. For further information about the PBS LearningMedia’s Summer of Reading visit http://www.pbslearningmedia.org/
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 1
By Jeff Kinney
Publisher: Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
PBS recommends for Grades 2-8
Greg Heffley has always been in a hurry to grow up. But is getting older really all it’s cracked up to be? Greg suddenly finds himself dealing with the pressures of boy-girl parties, increased responsibilities and even the awkward changes that come with getting older—all without his best friend, Rowley, at his side. Can Greg make it through on his own? Or will he have to face the “ugly truth?”